On 7 November 2016, China approved a controversial cybersecurity law. The proclaimed aim of the new law is to protect Internet users and minimize fraud. Several human rights watchdogs have notably spoken out against the law, expressing important concerns. In particular according to the critics, the new law bolsters censorship laws, prohibiting publication of contents that go against ‘national pride/honour’, putting at risk the ‘economic or social order’ or aiming to ‘reverse the socialist system’. It furthermore requires companies to monitor and report vague “network security incidents” and store certain personal information of users. According to the Guardian, foreign companies may need to hand over intellectual property and help security agencies in return for market access.
France: Assemblée nationale adopts a new law obliging big companies to identify and prevent human rights violations and environmental damages
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Les inscriptions sont ouvertes pour le Congrès thématique organisé avec l’Université de Pretoria !
Registration is open for our Thematic Congress organized with the University of Pretoria!
7-9 OCT 2020
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https://t.co/8NqfauRzq6 We are pleased to annouce the publication of Issue 3, Vol. 7 of the Chinese Journal of Comparative Law, which features articles on English law, Hong Kong law, Chinese law, and artificial intelligence and comparative law.
The ND Journal of International & Comparative Law (@NDJICL) will host its 10th anniversary symposium this Friday, February 21. Join us for discussions about human rights and international relations, as well as a debate on "The Promise of International Law: Realism v. Legalism."
Register now for the Indiana International and Comparative Law Review Symposium titled "Constitutional Amendment: Making, Breaking, and Changing Constitutions" to be held on Friday, February 28th: https://t.co/UTcBgzvJ8T
"Why to Compare?"
GENIAL event on 3 March with, among others, Pia Letto-Vanamo, Hans Micklitz, and Jaakko Husa.