Posts Tagged: law

Oracle Vs. Google: How To Protect an API From Legal Snags

Over the past couple of years, Oracle has been seeking $8.8 billion in damages for Google’s use of Java in Android. If you’ve taken a look at any tech websites or the finance section of a newspaper in the past couple of years, then there’s a good chance you already know that. Read more

Complying with Tough New EU Rules on Data Protection

Complying with Tough New EU Rules on Data Protection

A wide ranging set of rules to protect the data of citizens in member nations of the European Union was adopted in April. Known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the measure’s goal is to replace the existing patchwork of national laws with a single modern regulation that reflects the digital age. Read more

A Human’s Guide to Drafting API Platform Policy

There are some languages in the world that are tough to master and for your average application developer none more so than Legaleze, a language so inaccessible that only a learned few can speak it fluently. The diction and terminology is generally so difficult that most don’t even attempt to learn: When presented with an API’s terms of use or platform policy, most developers simply click ‘I accept’ and get on with coding. Read more

Privacy Laws and International Data Exchange: Comparing EU and US Standards

In the data world, every second, millions of lines of data are transferred containing personally identifiable information, passwords, profile contents, and authorization systems. These lines of data are collectively protected by a variety of laws, each interlocking to form a network of often confusing and contradictory limitations and protections. Read more