Federal Parliament is in recess until 8 August so it’s a good time to catch up on some of the news from the past few weeks. In the courts, Foxtel was successful in extending its “#siteblock” orders to block new Pirate Bay mirrors and Rebel Wilson won her defamation claim against the publisher of Woman’s Day & Australian Women’s Weekly.
Australia’s Privacy Commissioner is seeking public comment on its draft resources on notifiable data breaches and the APS Privacy Governance Code. And from the US, I recommend Pro Publica’s investigation into Facebook’s secret censorship rules and the Atlantic’s post on how technology designed for tracking down terrorists is being used to surveil immigrants more than ever before. That’s just some of the recent law + tech news & views. Happy reading!