Monthly Archives: September 2021

Federal judge blocks Biden administration from using public health protections to expel migrants

The US District Court for the District of Columbia issued Thursday a preliminary injunction blocking the Biden administration from using Title 42 public health protections to expel migrant families at the border. Title 42 allows US Border Patrol and Customs to prohibit individuals who potentially pose a health risk from entering the country. Both the… Read More »

European organizations urge Poland to change definition of rape and stop restricting press freedom

Several European organizations on Thursday called upon Poland to make changes to the legal definition of rape and condemned attacks on media and the free press. The Council of Europe praised recent reforms allowing law enforcement to temporarily evict domestic abusers, but said that Poland should “align” its definition of rape with the requirements of… Read More »

Hong Kong Tiananmen Square vigil organizer denied bail on national security law charges

Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Magistrates’ Court denied the bail request of a pro-democracy group’s vice-chairwoman on Friday, after her arrest early last week. Chow Hang Tung, the vice-chairwoman of Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China (Alliance), had been instrumental in the organization of Hong Kong’s annual Tiananmen Square vigil, commemorating… Read More »

Italy data protection authority asks Facebook to clarify privacy implications of smart glasses

Italy’s administrative authority on personal data protection, Garante Privacy, on Friday asked its Irish counterpart, the Irish Data Protection Commission (Irish DPC), to solicit answers from Facebook to a series of questions on the privacy implications of its new smart glasses before the company markets them on the Italian market.