Wednesday, September 28, 2016

German Regulator Orders Facebook to Stop Collecting WhatsApp User Data

German Regulator Orders Facebook to Stop Collecting WhatsApp User Data

2 comments:

  1. Good article highlighting the need for the U.S. to visit these types of violations and the need for data privacy. This is related to the right to be forgotton concept in place in the EU and Argentina. There is a clear difference between how Europeans and Americans view fundamental values of individual rights, privacy and the role of government and large telecommunications companies in information policy. Ally M.

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  2. Privacy should be a fundamental human right. "A right to privacy is explicitly stated under Article 12 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: “No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honor and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks."

    However- perhaps the problem is two fold- 1) without governance to protect rights on the internet the easy access - process of internet use is too opened for sinister parties, and 2) national security policies are by its nature complicated and controversial.

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