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Parents Can Inherit Dead Daughter’s Facebook Account: German Court

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook should grant mother access to her dead daughter’s account: court Daughter’s contract with Facebook was part of her legacy, judges found Contents of Facebook account identical to a private diary, mother argued Germany’s top court ruled Thursday that Facebook should grant a grieving mother access to her dead daughter’s account, in a landmark judgement for how social network data is ... Read More »

Facebook Bids to Keep Data Privacy Case From EU’s Top Court

Facebook bid on Monday to block referral of a landmark privacy case to Europe’s top court by requesting a last-ditch appeal, seeking to avoid a potential ban on the legal instrument it uses to transfer users’ data to the United States. The case, taken in Ireland by privacy activist Max Schrems, is the latest to question whether methods used by technology ... Read More »

Google-Oracle Java Infringement Case Gets New Life as Appeals Court Revives Claim

A US appeals court on Tuesday resurrected a multi-billion dollar copyright case brought by Oracle Corp against Alphabet’s Google. The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said Google’s use of Oracle’s Java development platform to create the Android operating system was not protected under the fair-use provision of copyright law, reversing a 2016 jury verdict. The court sent the case back to a US judge in ... Read More »

Attorney general to help Supreme Court hear pleas seeking live telecast of court proceedings

Wikimedia commons The Supreme Court on Friday directed that petitions seeking the live streaming of cases of national importance should be referred to the Central Agency, Bar and Bench reported. This will enable Attorney General KK Venugopal (pictured above) to help the court in the matter, the bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud said. The ... Read More »

Marriage Turning Into Threat In Social Media Age: High Court Judge

Justice Hima Kohli said that there is no secrecy in terms of sharing of personal data in social media. NEW DELHI:  With no secrecy of personal data in the age of social media, the institution of marriage is turning into a threat, Delhi High Court judge Hima Kohli has said. Justice Kohli, who was delivering a keynote address at a seminar ... Read More »

Disabled people have right to get higher education: Supreme Court

The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act provides for reservation of not less than five per cent seats for persons with benchmark disabilities.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo) People with disability have a right to get higher education and not making adequate provisions to facilitate their proper education would amount to “discrimination”, the Supreme Court said on Friday. It directed the government institutions ... Read More »

Facebook Dealt Setback by EU Court Adviser in Privacy Dispute

Facebook was dealt a setback on Tuesday when an adviser to the top European Union court said any data protection authority in the bloc had the power to take action against it for breaching privacy laws. Facebook has its European headquarters in Ireland and has argued that only the Irish data protection authority has the power to police it for its processing of ... Read More »

Sex offender wrongly banned from Internet, court rules

A sex offender under lifetime supervision was wrongly banished from the Internet, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. In a unanimous decision, the high court ruled that the state Parole Board went too far when it imposed a total “Internet blackout” on a man who was convicted in 2003 of sexually molesting his young daughters and served two prison ... Read More »

Why the Supreme Court special education case about a boy with autism is so sickening

(Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News) There is something sickening about a case the Supreme Court just heard about a boy with autism and what level of public education he — and other students with disabilities — deserve. Here’s some background: The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act is a federal law requiring public schools to provide children with disabilities a “free appropriate public ... Read More »

Google, YouTube Directed to Provide User Details by Madras High Court

The Madras High Court has directed Google and its subsidiary YouTube to provide details, including identity and address, of a user ‘Marupakkam Seithigal’, who posted a video content dubbed defamatory by petitioner Lebara Foundation. The court dismissed an appeal by Google and YouTube against the order of a single judge who directed them to disclose the IP address and other ... Read More »