CLIP-ings: October 23, 2015

Internet Governance

Striking A Balance: German Parliament passed a law that would require telecommunications companies to store telephone and Internet connection data for ten weeks for judicially approved law enforcement purposes.


Smart Car Problems:  Congress heard FTC testimony on legislation compelling car manufacturers to submit to the government privacy policies detailing car data collection software practices.

Mi Casa Es Tu Casa: The House voted to extend provisions of the Privacy Act to provide European citizens with a means of legal redress if the U.S. unlawfully discloses their personal information.

Information Security And Cyberthreats

Kids These Days: The FBI is investigating a high school student who published sensitive information after hacking into the CIA director’s personal email through “social engineering.”

iResist: Apple submitted a brief detailing how newer encryption software limits its ability to bypass iPhone lock screens upon government request.

Intellectual Property

Keep Calm And Read On: The Second Circuit upheld the SDNY’s ruling that Google’s scanning of over 20 million books for an online library without copyright holder permission is permissible under the fair use doctrine.

Free Expression And Censorship

Selfie-Expression: A federal judge ruled that an Indiana law criminalizing “ballot selfies” violates the First Amendment because the content-based law was overly broad and would restrict legitimate expression.

On The Lighter Side

Oh Dear: Where’s the love, Airbnb?

Joel R. Reidenberg
Stanley D. and Nikki Waxberg Chair and Professor of Law and Founding Academic Director, CLIP

N. Cameron Russell
Executive Director, CLIP

Noelle Park & Inés Spinnato
CLIP Editorial Fellows

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