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Facebook moves to shrink its legal liabilities under GDPR

Facebook has another change in the works to respond to the European Union’s beefed up data protection framework — and this one looks intended to shrink its legal liabilities under GDPR, and at scale. Late yesterday Reuters reported on a change incoming to Facebook’s T&Cs that it said will be pushed out next month — meaning all non-EU international are switched ...

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Facebook moves to shrink its legal liabilities under GDPR

Facebook has another change in the works to respond to the European Union’s beefed up data protection framework — and this one looks intended to shrink its legal liabilities under GDPR, and at scale. Late yesterday Reuters reported on a change incoming to Facebook’s T&Cs that it said will be pushed out next month — meaning all non-EU international are switched ...

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Privacy Shield now facing questions via legal challenge to Facebook data flows

The Irish High Court has referred for a second time a legal challenge to Facebook’s EU-US data transfers to Europe’s top court, seeking a preliminary ruling on a series of fundamental questions pertaining to the clash between US mass surveillance law and EU citizens’ fundamental privacy rights. The sustainability of the EU-US Privacy Shield mechanism — which thousands of companies ...

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‘No more DACA deal!’ Trump rules out legal status for childhood arrivals

Donald Trump has said there will be no deal to give legal status to migrants who came to the US as minors. In a series of tweets on Sunday, he also told Republicans to take the “nuclear option” and eliminate the Senate filibuster. READ MORE: Trump suggests American military may pay for US-Mexico border wall since it’s now ‘rich’ The ...

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France takes legal action against Apple and Google for their app stores

France’s Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire criticized Apple and Google for the way they run the App Store and Play Store. According to him, Google and Apple have too much power against app developers. Le Maire will ask a court to look at it and fine tech giants if necessary. “When developers want to develop their apps and sell them ...

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Marshall Islands 1st country to launch own cryptocurrency as legal tender

The Marshall Islands is creating its own digital currency in a bid to raise money. In doing so it becomes the first country in the world to recognize a cryptocurrency as legal tender. The small Pacific Island nation passed the Sovereign Currency Act to create the ‘sovereign’, or SOV on Monday, following days of debate. The cryptocurrency will have equal ...

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Russia won’t cut off gas to Europe despite ‘politically motivated’ court decision, says legal expert

A court decision to order Gazprom to pay $ 2.6 billion to Ukraine’s Naftogaz, while “very politically motivated,” is unlikely to end Russian gas supplies to a freezing Europe, labor and human rights lawyer Dan Kovalik told RT. Read more Russia’s energy giant announced on Friday that it is going to terminate its contract with Naftogaz for the supply and ...

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‘Total political & legal bust!’: Trump slams Democrats’ memo on Russia probe & surveillance abuse

Published time: 24 Feb, 2018 23:47 Edited time: 24 Feb, 2018 23:54 US President Donald Trump has dismissed the memo released by the US House Intelligence Committee Democrats as a “total political and legal bust.” “The Democrat memo response on government surveillance abuses is a total political and legal BUST. Just confirms all of the terrible things that were done. ...

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Cannabis campaigners say legal weed within sight thanks to Tory MPs

Cannabis could be legalized for medicinal use in Britain within the next two years, a leading campaign group has claimed, as the UK parliament is set to consider a bill dealing with the class-B drug. Politicians are preparing to debate the second reading of the Cannabis Bill on Friday, although this may not be possible due to “arcane” procedures that ...

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