According to a report by Media Lawyer, High Court judge Mr Justice Nicol earlier this month ruled that an unnamed student can use Instagram to notify an unnamed accused of legal proceedings he is bringing against the accused. Anonymity has been preserved in the case.
It is believed to be the first time a judge has allowed legal claims to be served via Instagram, although judges have previously allowed legal claims to be served via other social media platforms.
Facebook must turn over any information it possesses that could help a young woman find out who published a sex video of her without her consent, a Dutch court ruled on Thursday.
The Amsterdam District Court said in its ruling that if the U.S. company cannot comply because it has erased the relevant data — as it argues — it must allow an external expert access to its servers to verify that.
State-of-the-art facial recognition technology, which had been the stuff of hypothetical privacy nightmares for years, is becoming a startling reality. It is increasingly being deployed all around the United States by giant tech companies, shady advertisers and the FBI – with few if any rules to stop it.
In recent weeks, both Facebook and Google launched facial recognition to mine the photos on your phone, with both impressive and disturbing results. Facebook’s Moments app can recognize you even if you cover your face. Google Photos can identify grown adults from decades-old childhood pictures.
Among the multitude of unpleasant issues facing a company whose network has been breached is potential liability to customers and employees whose personal information has been compromised. However, recent district court decisions from around the country continue to limit the opportunity of those customers and employees to have their day in court. Specifically, these cases have held that, in order for a customer or employee whose data has been stolen to gain standing to sue the company that experienced the breach, the customer or employee must show that the stolen data was, in fact, used to the customer or employee’s financial detriment. And such financial detriment must be “concrete.” Increased risk of future harm does not suffice, damages are not recoverable for “mitigation” measures – such as the purchase of credit monitoring services – taken to protect against speculative future harm, and an individual’s allegations that he fears such future harm will generally not be enough to establish a claim for emotional distress.
Homeschoolers in Virginia are pleased a widely supported privacy measure designed to prevent the sharing of personal information passed with bipartisan support.
Senate Bill 1383, sponsored by state Sen. Dick Black (R-Loudoun), passed the Virginia state legislature in late winter, but awaited a final signature by the governor. Rather than endorse or veto SB 1383, Gov. Terri McAuliffe (D) remained neutral, allowing the bill to pass into law unsigned.