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Bulletin: Summer 2013: Volume 18, No. 3

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Director's Note

This issue of the Silha Bulletin features several articles on data privacy prepared by research attorney Jason Steck, J.D. (University of Minnesota Law School, class of 2012) and Silha Center Research Assistant Alex Vlisides under the supervision of Silha Professor Jane Kirtley. These articles will also appear, in a slightly different form, in “Global Privacy and Advertising Developments,” a chapter in the three-volume course handbook for the Practising Law Institute’s Communications Law in the Digital Age 2013 conference. The PLI conference takes place Nov. 14-15, 2013 in New York City, where Professor Kirtley will be the principal speaker for the panel discussion on these and related topics.

The Silha Center is very grateful to Jason and Alex for sharing the product of their hard work and expertise with readers of this issue of the Silha Bulletin.

Jane E. Kirtley,
Silha Professor and Silha Center Director

Snowden Leaks Reveal Extensive national Security Agency Monitoring of Telephone and Internet Communication

Britain Seeks to Update “Snooper” Legislation

Manning Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison for Leaks

Department of Justice Revises Guidelines for Investigating Journalists

D.C. Circuit Upholds FOIA Denial on Bin Laden Photos

England and Wales Reform Archaic Libel Laws

College Athletes Mount Challenges Seeking Control of Likenesses

Defamation Round-up: Recent Decisions and Pending Cases Put Defamation in Spotlight, Have Potential to Reshape Media-Friendly Laws

Bloomberg News Confronts User Privacy in Wake of Financial Terminal Data Scandal

Busy FCC Reviews Indecency Policy, Rules on Mobile Data Privacy

British PM Calls for Nationwide Default Filters to Combat Internet Pornography

Activists, U.S. Government Advocate Removal of User-Generated Content

Gawker Media, Rolling Stone, and Oakland Fox Affiliate Spark Ethics Debates

James C. Goodale to Give 28th Annual Silha Lecture