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CJEU: Website operators are "jointly responsible" for embedding social media or 3rd party code

ECJ gives short shrift to Facebook “Like” button: Operators of websites and apps are “jointly responsible” with Facebook read more

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Palo Alto, we have a problem: German court says Tesla’s “Autopilot” is false advertising

Tesla banned from using the term “Autopilot” for its driver-assistance system (Model 3) – because the name is misleading read more

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"Hi Alexa, can I trust you?"

From Alexa and Google Assistant to Cortana, Siri and Bixby: Viewed with scepticism by technology experts since their market launch in 2015, now academics, the media, regulatory authorities and courts are also turning their attention to the security and data protection issues surrounding intelligent virtual assistants. read more

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Is the doll “My Friend Cayla” an illegal eavesdropping device?

The toy “My Friend Cayla” uses Bluetooth to connect to a dedicated smartphone or tablet app, via which it is also connected to the Internet. Something you won’t realise at first is that the doll can listen in on conversations and transmit them over a wireless connection. read more

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I spy with my little eye: video surveillance

A “publicly accessible area” within the meaning of Section 6b of Germany’s Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) is an area which anyone can enter. Any restrictions on access, such as entrance tickets or proof that a person has reached the age of majority, are of no relevance to this definition. read more

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Newsletter: EU regulation on online dispute resolution in force | Information requirements for e-commerce and e-distribution

Traders are required to provide an easily accessible link to the website of the online dispute resolution platform. This applies to all vendors who conclude B2C sales contracts and/or B2C service contracts by electronic means. read more

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