· May, 2017

Stories about Law from May, 2017

8 May 2017

WeChat? Not in Russia You Don't.

Last week, Russia’s federal censor blocked WeChat, China’s largest mobile messaging app. According to Russia’s media censor, Roskomnadzor, WeChat failed to register with the federal government.

5 May 2017

Draft Law Would Require Egyptian Social Media Users to Register With Government

Users who do not register could face up to six months in jail and a fine.

Is India's Aadhaar System an Instrument For Surveillance?

"Repeat after me: Aadhaar is surveillance technology masquerading as secure authentication technology."

Wikipedia is Turkey's First Major Censorship Target, Post-Referendum. What Will Be Next?

"Whats the aim, to stay uninformed?"

3 May 2017

‘We Told You So': Australian Federal Police Accessed Journalist's Phone Records Illegally

Australian police have breached the law by accessing a journalist's phone records without a warrant in order to trace a leak.

2 May 2017

The World’s Largest Biometric Database is Leaking Indian Citizens’ Data — But Keeps On Growing

In spite of multiple court orders making UID voluntary and limited to selected schemes, the government continues to expand its scope.

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