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PRIVACY LAW

December 20, 2013

While much happened this week in privacy news—the NSA’s surveillance was deemed likely unconstitutional; consent was declared dead; the data broker industry was put on notice by a U.S. senator, and the EDPS released its 2014 inventory—the news that hit home for us was that Peter Fleischer and two other Google executives were acquitted in Italy’s Supreme Court after an eight-year battle over whether they were legally responsible for content that users uploaded to Italy’s version of YouTube. Back in the day, the implications of this case were a little scary for privacy pros around the globe, and it seems now it’s finally over. Take a look at this and all the week’s developments in privacy law in this Privacy Tracker weekly roundup. (IAPP member login required.)
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