Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: Facebook

  • Beyond Oversight. Advancing Societal Constitutionalism in the Age of Surveillance Capitalism

    — Angelo Jr Golia, Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Public Comparative Law and International Law, Heidelberg. Facebook’s Oversight Board (OB) has sparked great interest in an already rich debate over the constitutionalisation digital spaces. The establishment of a non-state adjudicator with jurisdiction over the freedom of speech exercised on FB (2.8 billion monthly active users worldwide) seems to mark a step towards a more advanced digital constitutionalism, and the publication of the OB’s first decisions has only fostered this trend.

  • Facebook Before the ECJ: The Clash between EU and US Conceptions of Privacy

    —Fiorella Dal Monte, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice The concept of privacy and the tools available to protect it have come to represent a dividing line between the two sides of the Atlantic. In the Schrems case, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) very recently placed significant obstacles in the way of personal data transfers between the EU and the US.[1]