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Austria court finds EU data retention plan violates EU privacy law
The Austrian Constitutional Court ruled [text, PDF, in German; press release, PDF, in German] Thursday that the EU Data Retention Directive may violate EU law. The court has referred the case to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) for additional (More)
Towards Exempting the Severely Mentally Ill from the Death Penalty
JURIST Guest Columnist Olga Vlasova, Brooklyn Law School Class of 2013, is the Sparer Public Interest Law Fellow. She argues for prohibiting the death penalty for severely mentally ill offenders... (More)
The Future of Mass Dossiers
JURIST Guest Columnist Christopher Slobogin of Vanderbilt University Law School says that a set of new guidelines for the National Counterrorism Center's use of information contains provisions which are troubling from a privacy standpoint, and should (More)