CLBR #274: Germany’s Controversial Social Media Hate Speech Law with Andrea Shalal

Germany’s Controversial Social Media Hate Speech Law

With Andrea Shalal, Reuters News Service, Berlin

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An Act to Improve Enforcement of the Laws in Social Networks, the “Network Enforcement Act” (better known as “NetzDG” or “Facebook Act”) was passed by the German government in June and went into effect on October 1, 2017.  With fines as much as €50million, the German government has got Silicon Valley’s attention.



Andrea Shalal – Reuters senior correspondent in Berlin@andrea_shalal

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Shalal_Andrea_8007546 (2).jpgAndrea Shalal covers German foreign policy, security and cyber matters in Berlin. A 29-year veteran of Reuters, Shalal worked in Frankfurt and Bonn – with stints in Berlin to cover the fall of the Berlin Wall — before returning to the United States in 1992 to cover energy, environmental issues and for many years, the military-industrial complex. In 2015, she was one of a group of Washington reporters singled out for Reuters “Journalists of the Year” award. She has also worked for Dow Jones and The Washington Post, and interned at the Orange County Register and the Cleveland Plain Dealer. She helped found a diversity initiative at Reuters in the United States in 1998, has taught college and graduate courses on diversity and media ethics, and lectures occasionally about Arab-American literature.


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WEBINAR: PRIVACY LAW SERIES: PART 2 – PRIVACY LAW IN CALIFORNIA

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 12 noon – 1 p.m.

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Privacy has become a focal point in M&A transactions, including those in which data may not be one of the primary assets. This program will provide a framework, and discuss in practical terms, transaction due diligence, negotiating privacy terms in transaction documents, and the post-transaction integration process, including international data transfer options for cross-border transactions.

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