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  • Britain’s Spy Agency GCHQ Violated Human RightsSeptember 14, 2018

    On September 13, 2018, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) released the judgment in Big Brother Watch and Others v The United Kingdom (Applications nos. 58170/13, 62322/14 and 24960/15). The case concerned the bulk interception of electronic communications by Britain’s Government Communication … Read more »

  • Finally!August 30, 2018

    On April 20, 2018, Toronto criminal lawyers Emily Lam and Samara Secter filed the appellant’s factum in the Supreme Court of Canada in a case styled as Tom Le v The Queen, Court File No. 37971. The factum is anchored in ss 8 and 9 of the Charter of Rights by this opening sentence: “This is yet anoth … Read more »

  • Crossing The BorderlineAugust 16, 2018

    On July 18, 2018, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation filed a joint Brief of Amici Curiae in United States v Donald Wanjiku, Case No 18-1973, before the United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, in Chicago, Illinois. The appeal is another case making its … Read more »

  • Technology Is Not NeutralJuly 28, 2018

    Following the Cambridge Analytica scandal and Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Facebook’s stock price took a 20% tumble this week. In an article titled Does Facebook’s plummeting stock spell disaster for the social network? published in the July 26, 2018, edition of The Guardian, O … Read more »

  • Democracy And CybersecurityJuly 14, 2018

    On June 5, 2018, Professor Jack Goldsmith of Harvard Law School and Stuart Russell, a visiting fellow at the Belfer Center at Harvard University, published a Hoover Institution essay titled Strengths Become Vulnerabilities: How A Digital World Disadvantages The United States In Its International Rel … Read more »