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We are shocked, shocked...

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We are shocked, shocked...: David Simon (yes, that David Simon) weighs in on the FISA component of all this: Take a deep breath and think: When the government grabs the raw data from hundreds or thousands of phone calls, they're probably going to examine those calls. They're going to look...
We are shocked, shocked...

Privacy Group Whiffs On Attempt To Enforce FTC's Rules On Google

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A federal judge today declined to order the Federal Trade Commission to take action against Google (NSDQ: GOOG) over impending changes to the company’s privacy policy. The Electronic Privacy Information Center had earlier filed a lawsuit claiming that the FTC was not doing its duty to enforce a 20-year...
Privacy Group Whiffs On Attempt To Enforce FTC's Rules On Google

Irreparable injury result if FTC fails to police Google, group tells court

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A privacy group suing the Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday in a federal court brief that the agency’s inaction against Google warrants judicial review and failure to do so could cause “irreparable injury” to consumers.The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) wants a federal court to compel the FTC to enforce...
Irreparable injury result if FTC fails to police Google, group tells court

Mike's Father's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

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Every week, we have a member of the community post their "favorite Techdirt posts of the week." Since tomorrow's Father's Day, I figured this week I should ask my Dad, an avid Techdirt reader. Well this is a treat. I am Mike's father and this is my Father's Day present...
Mike's Father's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

Mike's Father's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

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Every week, we have a member of the community post their "favorite Techdirt posts of the week." Since tomorrow's Father's Day, I figured this week, I should ask my Dad, an avid Techdirt reader. Well this is a treat. I am Mike's father and this is my Father's Day present...
Mike's Father's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

UK ISPs Must Write Letters To Pirates, Other Measures Some Way Off

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UK ISPs will have to write warning letters to illegal downloaders identified by rightsholders, after the ongoing protests of two of the largest ISPs were apparently floored by a court ruling on Tuesday finally. Under the Digital Economy Act, passed controversially in mid-2010, copyright holders could send a “copyright...
UK ISPs Must Write Letters To Pirates, Other Measures Some Way Off

Hong Kong carrier seeks judicial review of Apple's iPhone network locking practices

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After discovering that the iPhone 5 would not function on its fourth-gen network, Hong Kong Telecom, a unit of telecommunications operator PCCW Ltd., filed a complaint with regulators in the country seeking a review of Apple’s iPhone locking practices. The Wall Street Journal reported HKT is now after a review...
Hong Kong carrier seeks judicial review of Apple's iPhone network locking practices

The Circuit: EPIC suit rejected; Google answers Bono Mack (again); Facebook users and privacy

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EPIC suit rejected: On Friday, a court rejected the Electronic Privacy Information Center’s suit to force the Federal Trade Commission to block Google’s new privacy policy. EPIC had argued that the privacy changes — set to go into effect March 1 — will run afoul of Google’s privacy settlement...
The Circuit: EPIC suit rejected; Google answers Bono Mack (again); Facebook users and privacy

Census objector granted leave to challenge Census Act

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Granting of judicial review comes days after campaigners see Crown Prosecution Service drop their casesThe government's prosecution of census objectors is in jeopardy after a Birmingham man was granted a judicial review to challenge the legality of the act that makes it an offence not to complete the 10-yearly survey.Privacy...
Census objector granted leave to challenge Census Act

Dotcom cries foul over Megaupload raid

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Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom appeared in Auckland High Court on Wednesday as part of a judicial review of the police raid on his rented Coatesville mansion in January. This followed a ruling last month that the search and seizure operation was unlawful....
Dotcom cries foul over Megaupload raid
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Digital Due Process Coalition Looks To Update Online Privacy Laws

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Minutes ago, over two dozen major tech companies, civil rights organizations, lawyers, and privacy advocates banded together to launch DigitalDueProcess.org, a coalition that is focused on helping modernize digital privacy laws. Specifically, the coalition is looking to revamp the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, which defines the laws that govern online...
Digital Due Process Coalition Looks To Update Online Privacy Laws

U.S. Government Wins Appeal in Kim Dotcom Extradition Battle

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After Kim Dotcom and his associates were arrested in New Zealand in January 2012 it became clear that the United States government would seek their extradition on copyright, racketeering, money laundering and other charges. To fight the allegations and indeed extradition to the U.S. effectively, Dotcom’s legal team argued that...
U.S. Government Wins Appeal in Kim Dotcom Extradition Battle

E.U. Suspends A.C.T.A. Pending Review by Court of Justice

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They didn't want to actually be headless. The European Union has put the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (A.C.T.A.) on hold and referred it to the European Court of Justice. E.U. Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding seeks legal affirmation that the anti-piracy treaty, an Anonymous cause célèbre, is truly in line with...
E.U. Suspends A.C.T.A. Pending Review by Court of Justice

Megaupload can appeal evidence ruling in NZ Supreme Court

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New Zealand's Supreme Court on Thursday granted Megaupload leave to appeal a ruling that denied it access to evidence the U.S. government holds.The permission gives Megaupload another chance to make its case to see a wide range of evidence it contends is necessary prior to extradition hearings scheduled for...
Megaupload can appeal evidence ruling in NZ Supreme Court
Samsung sues Australian patent commissioner to force judicial review of Apple patents

Judicial review is increasingly essential, judges warn government

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Supreme court president and deputy strongly defend access to legal process as fundamental to rule of lawThe two most senior judges in the UK have warned the government to be careful about limiting the availability of judicial review, which allows claimants to challenge the decisions of public bodies that may...
Judicial review is increasingly essential, judges warn government

With Digital Economy Act Ruling Due, ISPs Stung With Piracy Claims

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In March 2011, the High Court began a judicial review of the controversial Digital Economy Act (DEA). The review was ordered after the legislation, which was rushed through during the final hours of the previous Labour government, was met with complaints from two of the UK’s biggest Internet service providers,...
With Digital Economy Act Ruling Due, ISPs Stung With Piracy Claims

Gary McKinnon extradition: government to announce its verdict

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Home secretary to announce whether British computer hacker will be sent to stand trial in USTheresa May will make a Commons statement on Tuesday on whether the computer hacker Gary McKinnon will be sent to the US to stand trial after a 11-year legal battle.The home secretary is also expected...
Gary McKinnon extradition: government to announce its verdict

US secrecy run as though formed by Orwell and Kafka, top official claims

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William Leonard, who oversaw state secrecy under George W Bush, says successive US presidents have abused systemSuccessive US presidents, including Barack Obama, have abused the system for handling classified information to expand their executive powers, the former senior official who oversaw state secrecy under George W Bush has claimed.William Leonard,...
US secrecy run as though formed by Orwell and Kafka, top official claims

Why Site Blocking Orders Need To Be Challenged In Court

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There is an extremely dangerous trend to remove proper judicial review from cases involving alleged copyright infringement. Sometimes that means "voluntary" actions by ISPs -- the SOPA and ACTA approach. Sometimes, it means appearances before tribunals by members of the public without adequate legal representation, as is happening under...
Why Site Blocking Orders Need To Be Challenged In Court

Judge Dumps EPIC's Ridiculous Lawsuit Trying To Force FTC To Stop Google's Privacy Policy Changes

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As was pretty much expected after the FTC pointed out to privacy zealots EPIC that it had no standing to sue the FTC to force it to stop Google from changing its privacy policy, a federal court has dismissed EPIC's silly lawsuit. Without delving into the specifics of the privacy...
Judge Dumps EPIC's Ridiculous Lawsuit Trying To Force FTC To Stop Google's Privacy Policy Changes

Kim Dotcom Must Be Allowed To See FBI Evidence Against Him, Court Rules

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Responding to a request from Megaupload’s legal team, Judge Harvey at the North Shore District Court ruled in May on whether the United States government should be forced to reveal the evidence it holds on Kim Dotcom and other defendants in the case. Megaupload said they have a right to...
Kim Dotcom Must Be Allowed To See FBI Evidence Against Him, Court Rules
FBI believed Kim Dotcom had a 'doomsday device' capable of erasing all piracy evidence

Samsung sues Australian patent office to force judicial review of Apple patents

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Samsung has sued the Australian patent commissioner to seek judicial review of four patents granted to Apple in the country. It alleges that Cupertino's innovations patents, the legal equivalent of calling shotgun on new tech, weren't withdrawn by the commission when the full ones were awarded. If the Korean...
Samsung sues Australian patent office to force judicial review of Apple patents

UK File-Sharers Face Disconnections After Appeal Court Ruling

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For almost a year the UK’s Digital Economy Act has been in limbo after two of the country’s largest Internet service providers challenged the legislation. BT and TalkTalk had argued that the controversial law was incompatible with EU legislation and in March 2011 the High Court began a judicial review....
UK File-Sharers Face Disconnections After Appeal Court Ruling

Megaupload’s Kim Dotcom Refuses to Give Up Passwords

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Megaupload continues its legal battle, both in the US and New Zealand. This week Dotcom and his legal team were at Auckland’s High Court to request a judicial review of the legality of the search warrants that were used to raid his Coatesville mansion in January. During the hearing Dotcom’s...
Megaupload’s Kim Dotcom Refuses to Give Up Passwords
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