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ILP Lab together with EDRi concludes data retention is still invalid

The ILP Lab drafted a report for European Digital Rights initiative (EDRi) on mandatory data retention in Europe. Although the Data Retention Directive was invalidated thanks to legal action brought forward by EDRi member Digital Rights Ireland, many of the national implementations of the defunct Directive remain in place with no prospective of invalidation. Data… Read more

No duty to restrict end-to-end encryption under child protection rules

End-to-end encryption is applied in various communication services. It provides secure communications and affords its users privacy. However, encryption also makes it difficult for law enforcement to detect and investigate the distribution of images of child sexual abuse via these services. In this report, the ILP Lab investigates whether states have a positive obligation to… Read more

ILP Lab calls for more openness of data in the UBO-register

The ILP Lab has published a report about the parameters of disclosing data as open data in the UBO-register, whilst respecting the privacy, personal integrity and other legitimate interests, including potential security risks, of persons recorded in the register. The UBO-register is the register for Ultimate Beneficial Owners (UBO) that must be established pursuant to… Read more

ILP Lab designs duty of care to protect against social media censorship

The ILP Lab today published a policy paper on how platforms can be obliged to prevent censorship. Student-researchers from the Lab propose a duty of care for intermediaries, such as hosting providers, to protect the fundamental rights of their subscribers and others affected by the information they host. This “User Protection Duty” is necessary to… Read more

UvA launches student lab for information law and policy

The University of Amsterdam today launched a lab where talented students together with public interest partners can work on new policies in the field of information law. The initiative, the Information Law and Policy Lab (ILP Lab), starts with two projects: the liability of online platforms and the consequences of new copyright rules for the… Read more

Donation to Establish Information Law and Policy Lab

The Amsterdam Law School has received a donation for the establishment of an Information Law and Policy Lab. At the Lab, selected master students will learn to apply their knowledge of information law for the public interest. The Lab will be affiliated to IViR, and the activities will build on IViR research. Intervene in political… Read more