International Data Privacy in a Post-Cambridge Analytica World

International Data Privacy in a Post-Cambridge Analytica World

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The recent Cambridge Analytica scandal has exposed weaknesses in data privacy protections that have affected elections around the world. This blog post explores how data privacy laws might change and champions the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation as a model for how States may better protect their citizen’s data privacy rights.

An attempted assassination in Salisbury and international law – making sense of it all?

An attempted assassination in Salisbury and international law – making sense of it all?

Following the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in the UK City of Salisbury, the UK has accused Russia of being responsible for this attack. This post seeks to clarify much of the discussion surrounding the relationship between this political dispute and international law, specifically on the use of force, treaty violations and the measures taken by both the UK and Russia.

The Inexorable Anti-Mask Movement

The Inexorable Anti-Mask Movement

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Protesters in London wearing Guy Fawkes masks at an anti-Scientology demonstration. Courtesy of Wikimedia. There are a seemingly endless number of reasons why individuals wear facial coverings in various contexts. Children wear goblin masks for Halloween. Detroit...
Post-Brexit Uncertainties in UK Environmental Law

Post-Brexit Uncertainties in UK Environmental Law

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On March 29th, 2017, British Prime Minister Theresa May delivered the Article 50 notification that formally initiated the so-called Brexit process, which means that the UK will now have two years to negotiate its withdrawal from the European Union (EU). In addition to...