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Crypto Regulation

In an interesting article about Crypto Exchange regulation in the WSJ.

"The world’s fastest-growing major financial exchange has no head office or formal address, lacks licenses in countries where it operates and has a chief executive who until recently wouldn’t answer questions about his location."

The biggest exchange is Binance, which has no fixed address it seems.  Creates interesting internet jurisdiction issues.

UK Cookies Case

An interesting case today from the UK:  Lloyd v Google

See note here:  https://www.mishcon.com/news/the-developing-law-on-data-protection-group-claims

"This is of course a landmark judgment for data protection claims, but also more generally for consumer actions brought on an "opt-out" basis. The claimant, Mr Lloyd, represented a group of more than 4 million iPhone users, and alleged, on their behalf, that Google's historic deployment of cookies on the Safari browser had been not just unlawful, but that it meant that Google should pay compensation to everyone who had received cookies on that basis."

The court found for Google.

 

How the FBI obtains access to telephone information

This is a good article.  It provides insights on what exactly each carrier collects, a more recent run-down of how long each United States telecom retains certain types of data for, and images of the tool the FBI makes available to law enforcement agencies across the country to analyze cell phone tower data.

https://www.vice.com/en/article/m7vqkv/how-fbi-gets-phone-data-att-tmobile-verizon


Australian Social Media Law proposed

The Australian Government has just released a proposed law to deal with defamation and social media comments. See Social Media (Anti-Trollin...