Right to privacy: can we really trust Google Glass?

Google Glass privacy

By David Cook It is difficult to have missed the hype surrounding Google Glass (referred to simply as “Glass”), not only because of its futuristic technological capabilities and design, but also the concerns it raises for an individual’s Art 8 right to privacy. Glass is, relatively speaking, inconspicuous. The camera enables the wearer, simply by […]

The changing Face(book) of family law

Facebook Divorce

By Lehna Hewitt and Sarah Hughes Research carried out by Divorce-Online in 2012 highlights the huge significance that social media now has to family law. The study found that one in three divorce petitions in the UK list Facebook as a contributing factor, with flirtatious e-mails and messages sent on the site being one of […]

Data protection: getting the “one stop shop” principle to work

By Eduardo Ustaran Going all the way to the Rio de la Plata to discuss the content of the future European data protection framework seems a little over the top, but the recent International Privacy Commissioners’ Conference in Punta del Este, Uruguay provided a perfect forum as a neutral ground for a fierce policy debate. […]

Employer Facebook stalking leaves Congress gawking and users squawking

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By Charles Worthering, on behalf of Accident-compensation.co.uk In the US, many public and private employers are routinely asking job applicants for their Facebook passwords during job interviews and checking their profiles on the spot for content that might make them undesirable job candidates. The agencies/employers are not requesting login information but are asking applicants to […]