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By Jeff Gould, SafeGov. Surveys of nearly 5,500 parents in 11 countries around the world, including Europe, Asia and North America, show that parents have high hopes for the contribution that Internet applications can make to their children’s education, especially when it comes to acquiring skills relevant to the modern global economy. At the same… » read more

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By Jeff Gould, SafeGov. In a surprise announcement on April 30, 2014, Google announced on its company blog that it would no longer “collect or use student data in Apps for Education services for advertising purposes.” Google also noted that it would make similar changes to its Google Apps for Government products. This announcement suggests… » read more

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By SafeGov Contributor, Bryan Cunningham. As the year changes, everyone makes lists. Here’s mine: the top 5 reasons the EU would be wrong to kill Safe Harbor. I hope EU politicians will resolve to consider them before dropping lumps of coal into their citizens’ privacy stockings. Their threat to terminate the Safe Harbor program: is… » read more

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By Jeff Gould, SafeGov. Today, the CNIL, France’s Data Protection Authority, announced that it will fine Google 150,000 Euros for its failure to comply with requests to modify its privacy policy to bring it in line with the French Data Protection Act. The CNIL stated: The company does not sufficiently inform its users of the… » read more

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By Jeff Gould, SafeGov Google says even non-Gmail users have “no legitimate expectation of privacy” when sending mail to Gmail users In a recent interview with SafeGov, Dr. Alexander Dix, Berlin’s Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, covered a broad range of data protection topics, focusing in particular on SafeGov’s proposal for Codes… » read more

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By Bradley Shear, Law Office of Bradley S. Shear The CNIL, France’s independent administrative authority that ensures that data protection law is adhered to by companies doing business in France recently ordered Google to comply with the French Data Protection Act within three months or face sanctions for non-compliance. According to Reuters, the CNIL stated… » read more

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By Paul Schwartz, Berkeley Law School and Daniel Solove, TeachPrivacy The privacy law of the United States (US) and European Union (EU) differs in many fundamental ways, greatly complicating commerce between the US and EU. At the broadest level, US privacy law focuses on redressing consumer harm and balancing privacy with efficient commercial transactions. In… » read more

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By Jeff Gould The recently revived debate over the UK’s draft communications data bill and its so-called snoopers’ charter raises justifiable concerns about government attempts to monitor citizens’ internet browsing behaviour and email correspondence with the cooperation of private companies. The collection of data and the subsequent potential to engage in profiling or mining of… » read more

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