Sacramento Goes For Brokers

Everyone talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it. Similarly, everybody seems to despise the entire business of data brokerage – third parties who collect information about us second-hand and third-hand, but who do not actually have a relationship with the data subjects whose information is […]

Europe’s Bridge Too Far

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued a decision that permits individual countries to order Facebook to take down posts, photographs and videos and restrict global access to that material. Eva Glawischnig-Piesczek, a former leader of Austria’s Green Party, requested Facebook delete comments posted about her on an […]

Can We Really Forget?

I expected this post would turn out differently. I had intended to commend the European Court of Justice for placing sensible limits on the extraterritorial enforcement of the EU’s Right to be Forgotten. They did, albeit in a limited way,[1] and it was a good decision. There.  I […]