International Update: Euro Backlash, EU v Microsoft and Google, Right to be Forgotten and Delay in Canadian Spam Law

NSA’s Euro-Backlash: Germany’s Merkel Calls For New EU Privacy Legislation German Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, reflecting the widespread European outrage over the NSA scandal, is calling for the European Union to  iadopt legislation requiring Internet companies to disclose what information about users they store and to whom they provide it.  As the New York…

Utah Expands Reach of CAN-SPAM

ZooBuh is a Utah-based Internet access service which provides email, chat, and blogging services to approximately 35,000 customers worldwide and is one of the more recent entrants to the anti-spam litigation club. In 2011 it filed several actions under the CAN-SPAM Act in Utah federal court against Better Broadcasting, LLC and other defendants.  [Full disclosure…

Canadian Email Law Postponed to 2013

In December 2010 Canada passed email and wireless anti-spam legislation which would not go into effect until regulations were finalized. In March 2012, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) released its final regulation, but the act still requires Industry Canada to also issue final regulations. So when might that occur? Last month Minister Christian…

Ted’s Tubes: Cyber Security, ICANN XXX Suit and Canadian Spam Law

Cyber Security: Utility False Alarm is a Warning Reports that a Springfield, Illinois water station pump failure was due to Russian hackers are now being disputed by the Department of Homeland Security, which is also investigating another hacking incident involving a Texas utility.    The incident, however, raises concerns about alleged weak security at critical…

Canadian Spam Law Nears Effective Date

  CANADA PREPARING VIGOROUS ENFORCEMENT AS SPAM LAW NEARS EFFECTIVE DATE; NOW SEEKING INTERNET HISTORY WITHOUT WARRANT Canada’s top “spam cop”, Andrea Rosen has stressed that:  We are ramping up to conduct investigations. We have spent the last few months hiring staff and setting up a specialized computer laboratory. We are now open and ready…