The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC), which oversees the administration and enforcement of data privacy law, is mulling over policy reforms to offer Canadians more regulatory tools to protect their personal information online.
Read more at Reuters.
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...
Read about the report on the Google Blog.
On February 27, 2018, the US House of Representatives passed the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA), which would make websites criminally liable for hosting content linked to sex-trafficking.
Read more at the I&J Retrospect.
The House on Tuesday passed an online sex trafficking bill in a broad, bipartisan vote that many in the tech industry worry could undermine legal protections afforded to internet platforms. Read more at The Hill.
Legislative Proposals 1865-S-2015 and 942-S-2016 were discussed together as a joint Proposal, which was approved by the Senate in 2016. This project states that ISPs should not be liable for content created by third parties, unless they are duly notified by a judicial order of the removal or...