News tagged with fundamental rights

Swartz' suicide fuels debate over computer crime

(AP)—Internet freedom activist Aaron Swartz, who was found dead in his New York apartment Friday, struggled for years against a legal system that he felt had not caught up to the information age. Federal ...

dateJan 14, 2013 in Internet
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Indigenous women 'invisible' to justice

Indigenous women are often invisible in the administration of justice, posing a serious obstacle to basic freedoms and fundamental rights to self-determination, UNSW law professor Megan Davis has told a United Nations panel.

dateSep 20, 2012 in Social Sciences
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EU refers anti-online piracy pact to court

The European Commission said Wednesday it has asked the EU's highest court to rule on the legality of a controversial treaty covering copyright, counterfeiting and Internet freedom.

dateFeb 22, 2012 in Internet
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Data violations unpunished in EU: rights agency

Data protection in many European countries suffers from a lack of funds, staff, independence and most importantly, a lack of sanctions for violators, the EU's rights agency reported Friday.

dateMay 07, 2010 in Other
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EU Parliament rejects law allowing Internet cutoff

(AP) -- Worried about trampling on the rights of innocent consumers, the European Parliament rejected Wednesday attempts by EU governments to crack down on people who illegally download copyright-protected music and movies ...

dateMay 06, 2009 in Internet
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