In the still-evolving legal landscape that surrounds GDPR, another reason for businesses to remain cautious is the possibility of new and stricter rules emerging in the future. One ongoing case in the UK, called Lloyd vs Google, is likely to be followed closely by many organizations. "All eyes are on Lloyd and Google to see if that class of action has legs," says McKean. "If it does, the fines are a sideshow, because they will pale in comparison to the cumulative damages claims." … [Read more...] about GDPR: Fines increased by 40% last year, and they’re about to get a lot bigger
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"Congress could consider modernizing the SCA so that the government can use the same legal process to compel disclosure of addressing information associated with modern communications, such as e-mail addresses, as the government already uses to compel disclosure of telephone addressing information. Historically, the government has used a subpoena to compel a phone company to disclose historical dialed number information associated with a telephone call, and ECPA endorsed this practice. However, ECPA treats addressing information associated with e-mail and other electronic communications differently from addressing information associated with phone calls. Therefore, while law enforcement can obtain records of calls made to and from a particular phone using a subpoena, the same officer can only obtain 'to' and 'from' addressing information associated with e-mail using a court order or a warrant, both of which are only available in criminal investigations. This results in a different … [Read more...] about Finally, Feds say cops’ access to your e-mail shouldn’t be time-dependent
Of course, YouTube has attempted to clean up its act since. It’s now as much a site for professional production companies to post full TV shows, documentaries, and music videos as it is an online repository for hobbyists with video cameras. ContentID has been praised by those who own the rights to works and lambasted by those who think the commercialism of the site has robbed it of its creative streak. Though Alphabet, parent company of YouTube and Google, doesn’t break down copyright removal requests on YouTube specifically, across Google it received requests to take down content from more than 220,000 individual copyright owners in 2019. (YouTube declined to comment for this story.) … [Read more...] about How one musician took on the world’s biggest TV network over copyright—and won
Thanks to the included microSD card slot, you can grab one of the best Fire tablet memory cards quickly to expand the storage. Whether you picked up the new Fire HD 8 Plus tablet for yourself or your kids, you've probably noticed that the internal storage doesn't go very far. You can quickly fill it up with some games, a few apps, and media, which is a bit disappointing. So make sure to pair one of the best Android tablets with the best memory cards and bump up the storage. … [Read more...] about Best Memory Cards for Amazon Fire Tablet 2021
And Santa Cruz isn't always given the chance to decide when the goats die. Research animals are covered by the Animal Welfare Act, enforced by the US Department of Agriculture. Its rules mean that, among other things, an animal suffering from problems that leave it in pain should be euthanized. But USDA inspectors have, in the past, found problems with Santa Cruz's compliance—including one goat with a large tumor that was kept alive to get more antibody out of it. … [Read more...] about Why would a biotech company keep a secret herd of goats?