Friday, 2 July 2021

Are Facebook Pages compatible with GDPR?

According to the German date protection regulator, Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information , Facebook Pages are not compliant with GDPR. In July 2021, the German data protection regulator had ordered all government departments to shut down their Facebook Pages because the transfer of date between the EU and the US falls short of being compliant with the EU data protection regulations 

Sunday, 11 April 2021

Can social media companies cancel history?

Watch solicitor Yair Cohen interview on the dangers of social media censorship.​ Never before in human history, those in charge of carrying public information to billions of people across the planet had been left unregulated. The closest example we have to information carriers on a large scale, are telephone companies and TV news stations, both of which operate under licences which prohibit discrimination or selection of their users. Certainly not selection which is based on race or on political affiliation. Because social media companies are unregulated, they can censor the information that you and I receive. They can also tweak their algorithm and force-feed us with information of their choice, instead of the information that we are seeking. Watch solicitor Yair Cohen interview on the dangers of social media censorship.

Wednesday, 9 December 2020

Practical guide to a Right To Be Forgotten Part 1

Solicitor Yair Cohen, author of The Right To Be Forgotten website answers some of the most intriguing right to be forgotten questions, in a podcast with Lindsey Goldrick-Dean. The conversation incudes questions to answers such as: 
What is exactly a right to be forgotten How far can you stretch a Preparing a Right to be Forgotten Application to help you remove unwanted posts from the Internet Can anyone with a criminal conviction have a post removed under a right to be forgotten provided enough time has lapsed since the conviction or is it strictly depending on the rehabilitation period Can someone who is alleged to have done horrible things in the past, but never been convicted of anything, (for example, someone who was accused of joining a terrorist organisation) have internet posts alleging wrongdoings removed from the internet under a right to be forgotten.