In September 25, it was reported that a Chinese programmer had been administratively punished for more than 1 million RMB (approximately 145000 USD) due to his illegal use of VPN and illegal access to the global internet. It is by far the heaviest punishment on the illegal access to global internet issue in China, and the case is still appealable to he higher up administrative department and to the court.

The Federal Court of Canada decided in a right to be forgotten case that Canada’s Private Sectoral Data Protection Law applied to Google’s search results on individuals.

It was reported that there was a large-scale data breach in 23andMe user data, at least a million data points from user accounts were compromised. The majority of victims were of Chinese or Ashkenazi Jewish descent.


On Monday, Oct. 16, The Cardozo FAME Center and Cardozo Entertainment Law Society will be conducting an event called “The Future of Entertainment: AI Takes the Stage”, where a panel of entertainment lawyers and scholars will explore how artificial intelligence is revolutionizing the entertainment industry. The event will be held on Zoom during 06:00 PM – 07:30 PM, and interested attendees can receive the link via email after registering for the event.

R/T organized a virtual talk on Friday, October 13, from 11:30 to 12:30 pm with Harry Brignull. RSVP at

(Compiled by Student Fellow Jerry Wu)