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August 30 2017

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Taking the Fight to the Appeals Court: Don’t Lock Laws Behind Paywalls

It’s almost too strange to believe, but a federal court ruled earlier this year that copyright can be used to control access to parts of our state and federal laws—forcing people to pay a fee or sign a contract to read and share them. On behalf of Public.Resource.Org, a nonprofit dedicated to improving public access to law, yesterday EFF challenged that ruling in the United States Court of Appeals...

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On Internet Privacy, Be Very Afraid

Cybersecurity expert and Berkman Klein fellow Bruce Schneier talked to the Gazette about what consumers can do to protect themselves from government and corporate surveillance. From the interview:

GAZETTE: After whistleblower Edward Snowden's revelations concerning the National Security Agency's (NSA) mass surveillance operation in 2013, how much has the government landscape in this field changed?
SCHNEIER: Snowden's revelations made people aware of what was happening, but little changed as a result. The USA Freedom Act resulted in some minor changes in one particular government data-collection program. The NSA's data collection hasn't changed; the laws limiting what the NSA can do haven't changed; the technology that permits them to do it hasn't changed. It's pretty much the same.
GAZETTE: Should consumers be alarmed by this?
SCHNEIER: People should be alarmed, both as consumers and as citizens. But today, what we care about is very dependent on what is in the news at the moment, and right now surveillance is not in the news. It was not an issue in the 2016 election, and by and large isn't something that legislators are willing to make a stand on. Snowden told his story, Congress passed a new law in response, and people moved on.
GAZETTE: What about corporate surveillance? How pervasive is it?
SCHNEIER: Surveillance is the business model of the internet. Everyone is under constant surveillance by many companies, ranging from social networks like Facebook to cellphone providers. This data is collected, compiled, analyzed, and used to try to sell us stuff. Personalized advertising is how these companies make money, and is why so much of the internet is free to users. We're the product, not the customer.
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Datenschutzgrundverordnung: das Pflichtenprogramm nach Art. 12 DSGVO und seine Auswirkungen im Online-Handel

Mit Inkrafttreten der Datenschutzgrundverordnung (DSGVO) zum 25.05.2018 werden Online-Händler als personendatenverarbeitende Stellen verpflichtet sein, Betroffenen weitgehende Auskunfts- und Gestaltungsrechte einzuräumen. Der Aufzählung der einzelnen Rechte und der damit einhergehenden Verpflichtungen der Verantwortlichen ist in Art. 12 allerdings ein bisher wenig beachtetes eigenständiges Pflichtenprogramm vorangestellt, dessen Umsetzung nicht zuletzt aufgrund kryptischer Formulierung noch viele Fragen aufwirft. Der folgende Beitrag erläutert die Bedeutung und den Regelungsinhalt der Vorschrift und bietet Hilfestellungen für die Praxis.

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