As further evidence of the varied and complex layers that exist in privacy, this week’s Privacy Tracker legislative roundup includes both limitations and expansions on privacy protections across the globe. The Court of Justice of the EU last week decided Google must stop indexing personal information upon request, which some see as a blow to people’s right to information, while in the U.S., California’s Court of Appeal protected the identity of an anonymous commenter to a music site—a decision some may claim tips the scale in the same way. Meanwhile, the U.S. Justice Department wants the ability to hack into computers during criminal investigations, and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled to allow warrantless vehicle searches by police with probable cause. (IAPP member login required.)
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