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US: Net neutrality rules upheld by Court of Appeal
Tue 14 Jun 2016, 22:18

A U.S. appeals court upheld the Obama administration's landmark rules barring internet service providers from obstructing or slowing down consumer access to web content. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit backed the Federal Communications Commission's so-called net neutrality rules put in place last year to make internet service providers treat all internet traffic equally.

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Launch of draft BEREC Net Neutrality Guidelines public consultation
Thu 19 May 2016, 22:01

On 6 June 2016, from 14.30 to 16.00, BEREC will launch the public consultation on draft BEREC Guidelines on the Implementation by National Regulators of European Net Neutrality Rules and hold a public debriefing for presenting the results from its 27th plenary meeting to take place on 2 and 3 June 2016 in Vienna.

CJEU asked to determine the legal status of data transfers under Standard Contractual Clauses
Thu 26 May 2016, 00:41

The Irish High Court refers Facebook privacy case to the Court of Justice of the European Unionin order to determine the legal status of data transfers under Standard Contractual Clauses. Therefore, Facebook could face questions from the CJEU about the validity of the model clauses it uses to transfer data outside of the 28-member-state bloc.