Mark Zuckerberg proposes conditional “intermediary liability protection” model for internet platforms

Governments are growing more concerned with large online social media and content platforms in the wake of Camridge Analytica and the general penumbra of misinformation and disinformation. Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before a US senate committee in 2018 and refused to appear before a similar investigation in the UK. The senate committee… Read More

US Supreme Court rejects Facebook’s appeal contesting their violation of the Wiretap Act

A 9th Circuit court in California ruled in favour of a class action against Facebook last year, finding that the internet giant’s business practice of tracking users even when signed out violated Californian privacy law and the federal Wiretap Act. Facebook appealed the latter portion to the Supreme Court, on the grounds that they were… Read More

UK anti-trust probes Facebook practices

Hello Class, I was compelled by a short article in today’s Vancouver Sun about how the UK’s competition regulator has begun investigating Facebook’s practices. While looking further into this issue, I encountered a report posted in SIlicon Angle by MARIA DEUTSCHER. In summary, Facebook is being investigated over its alleged anti-trust practices. One concern by… Read More

Presentation: Privacy and Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing

LAW424 – Privacy_and_DTC_Genetic_Testing Hi everyone, please find my presentation attached. I have also provided an approximate transcript below for easy reference, but please see the notes on the slides for any citations. I hope you will find it interesting! “Hello everyone, today I will be telling you about privacy law in relation to genetic information…. Read More

Presentation: Cyberbullying, Regulation and Accountability

Hello everyone! I’ve attached my powerpoint presentation on Cyberbullying, Regulation and Accountability. Due to problems with file size, I’ve split my presentation into 3 Parts. My sincerest apologies for the inconvenience caused. Vanessa’s Presentation on Cyberbullying Part 1 Vanessa’s Presentation on Cyberbullying Part 2 Vanessa’s Presentation on Cyberbullying Part 3 I chose to research and… Read More