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European Commission issues recommendation asking platforms to detect and remove illegal content within an hour

March 1, 2018

On March 1, 2018, the European Commission issued the Recommendation on measures to effectively tackle illegal content online, which provides guidelines on how internet platforms should handle illegal content, including “information relating to terrorism, child sexual abuse, illegal hate speech or...

EU Commissioner: Facebook, Google, Twitter need to do more to make their terms and conditions compliant with EU consumer rules

February 15, 2018

On February 15, 2018, EU Commissioner for Justice Vera Jourova said that social media platforms Facebook, Google and Twitter should do more to make their terms and conditions compliant with EU consumer rules. 

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The GDPR and National Legislation: Relevant Articles for Private Platform Adjudication of “Right to Be Forgotten” Requests

May 1, 2017


In a recent blog post, I discuss the role of EU Member State laws in defining and enforcing the “Right to Be Forgotten” (RTBF) under the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). I talk about these GDPR provisions in more detail in my forthcoming article. Because in the future RTBF may be...

Copyright Liability for Streaming Box Distributors: A Comparative EU-US Perspective

April 29, 2017

“Loaded” Kodi set-top boxes are back in the copyright news again this week. (If you’re wondering what Kodi boxes are, and what they have to do with copyrights, here’s a backgrounder.) The CJEU has decided BREIN v. Wullems, a case involving the rights of communication to the public and reproduction....

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