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Russian regulator says Facebook will be blocked unless it complies with data localization requirements

April 18, 2018

In an interview published on April 18, 2018, the head of Russian communications regulator Roskomnadzor stated that Facebook could be blocked if the platform does not show compliance with Russian data localization requirements.

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Canada: Regional court upholds Equustek decision requiring Google to globally delist search results in spite of US court decision

April 16, 2018

On April 16, 2018, the Supreme Court of British Columbia, Canada, issued a decision denying Google's request to change an injunction requiring it to delist search engine results globally in the Equustek case.

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German court orders Facebook to unblock user account and comment that violated community guidelines

April 13, 2018

On April 13, 2018, it was reported that the Berlin District Court had issued a preliminary injunction ordering Facebook not to block a user nor to delete a comment that the user made, even though it breached the platform's community standards. 

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Japan government asks ISPs to voluntarily block websites offering access to copyright infringing content

April 13, 2018

On April 13, 2018, the Japanese government decided on an emergency measure to restrict access to websites providing copyright-infringing access to anime and manga, asking for help from internet service providers (ISPs) "on a voluntary basis." 

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UK Court rules in favor of claimant in right to be de-indexed case for first time in UK history

April 13, 2018

On April 13, 2018, the High Court of London, United Kingdom, ruled in favor of a claimant, known as NT2, after he had sued Google for refusing to de-list search engine results related to a decade-old conviction for conspiracy to intercept communications. 

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Russian court orders block of Telegram, regulator blocks millions of IP addresses belonging to Google and Amazon

April 13, 2018

On April 13, 2018, a Russian court ordered that access to the messaging service Telegram be blocked in Russia, following the platform's repeated refusal to hand over its encryption keys to the FSB, the Russian security agency. After the Russian Supreme Court rejectedTelegram's appeal on March 20,...