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Privacy International calls on Europe’s top human rights court to rule on British mass surveillance | Privacy International
Privacy International and several other human rights organisations are taking the UK Government to the European Court of Human Rights over its mass surveillance practices, after a judgement last year found that collecting all internet traffic flowing in and out of the UK and bulk intelligence sharing with the United States was legal.
government  surveillance  legal  lawsuit  law  indie  indieroundup  notincluded 
april 2015 by laurakalbag
Rules governing Internet of Things sparse
“The breakneck pace of this technology has far outpaced the legal system's ability to keep up with it, many experts contend. Because of legal loopholes, consumers often lack any right to control how long their data is kept, who it is shared with and what is collected about them, including such personal information as their finances, mental health, political leanings and sexual orientation.” By San Jose Mercury News on TribLIVE
internetofthings  legal  regulation  surveillance  tracking  corporatesurveillance  indie  indieroundup  13mar15 
march 2015 by laurakalbag
Google warns of US government 'hacking any facility' in the world
"Google says increasing the FBI’s powers set out in search warrants would raise ‘monumental’ legal concerns that should be decided by Congress." By Ed Pilkington on The Guardian. (The irony of Google raising these issues isn't lost on us.)
security  servers  privacy  indie  indieroundup  20feb2015  legal  US 
february 2015 by laurakalbag
Thousands Join Legal Fight Against UK Surveillance — And You Can, Too
Details about the unprecedented legal campaign against the United Kingdom’s leading electronic surveillance agency. By Ryan Gallagher on The Intercept
legal  surveillance  government  gchq  privacy  indie  indieroundup  20feb2015 
february 2015 by laurakalbag
When the (Section 508) refresh comes
The Section 508 Refresh contains a provision that places responsibility on assistive technology vendors to make use of accessibility information made available via platform accessibility APIs. I suggest this is a very good thing.
a11y  accessibility  section508  standards  law  legal 
january 2015 by laurakalbag
Section 508 Draft Updated Standards and Guidelines (2011)
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Standards and Guidelines
a11y  section508  law  legal  standards  guidelines 
january 2015 by laurakalbag
ADA defense lawyer: new ADA standards for website accessibility
At this time, announcement for the proposed guidelines for website access for public accommodations has been extended until June 2015.
a11y  law  lawsuit  legal  standards  section508  accessibility 
january 2015 by laurakalbag
Bmibaby sued by RNIB over website's lack of accessibility
Airline bmibaby is being sued by the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) for allegedly "failing to ensure web access for blind and partially sighted customers".
a11y  accessibility  law  lawsuit  legal  bmibaby  RNIB 
january 2015 by laurakalbag
Target lawsuit tests limits of US web accessibility law
A claim by disabled internet users that Target's website discriminates can proceed, a judge ruled last week. But she stopped short of suggesting that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) puts duties on all websites
a11y  Target  law  legal  ADA  accessibility  lawsuit 
january 2015 by laurakalbag

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