Australian media companies face defamation liability for comments on Facebook after court dismisses appeal | Media- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

The New South Wales court of appeal has dismissed an appeal from several newspapers and a TV news channel over a court ruling that held them liable for defamatory comments posted in response to news articles about Northern Territory youth detainee Dylan Voller on their Facebook pages. Voller, whose mistreatment in the Don Dale youth […]

German court limits power of spy agency’s overseas bugging – Security- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Germany’s Constitutional Court ruled on Tuesday that the surveillance of telephones and internet traffic of foreign nationals abroad by the BND intelligence agency violates parts of the constitution. It is the first time the court, acting on complaints from foreign journalists and Reporters Without Borders press freedom watchdog, has ruled that the BND is subject […]

Court suspends part of Slovakia’s phone-tracking law to fight virus spread – Software – Telco/ISP- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Slovakia’s Constitutional Court on Wednesday suspended parts of a new law allowing state authorities to access data collected by telecommunications operators as part of plans to track contacts of people infected with the coronavirus. Parliament approved the legislation in March, but while the court said it accepted the necessity for fast solutions during the pandemic, […]

Israel’s top court says government must legislate COVID-19 phone-tracking – Benchmarking Change- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Citing grave dangers to privacy, Israel’s Supreme Court ruled on Sunday that the government must bring its use of mobile phone tracking deployed in the battle against the new coronavirus under legislation. Circumventing parliament in March, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet approved emergency regulations that enabled the Shin Bet internal security service to tap into […]

US Supreme Court to consider limiting reach of computer fraud law – Security- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

The US Supreme Court will consider whether to limit the type of conduct that can be prosecuted under a federal computer fraud law in a case it took up on Monday involving a former Georgia police officer convicted after agreeing to investigate whether a purported local stripper was an undercover cop. The justices will hear […]