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Kazakhstan Supreme Court Upholds Privacy Rights

Expand Map of Kazakhstan. © 2015 Human Rights Watch Kazakhstan’s Supreme Court has ruled that two women will receive compensation from a Facebook user who posted a video of them kissing on the social media platform without their permission, and solicited homophobic comments. The ruling is not only an important milestone for privacy rights, but also illuminates how strong safeguards for digital privacy can protect internet users from discrimination. The court ruled this month that the posting violated the women’s privacy rights, rejecting a lower court’s argument that the intimate embrace violated…

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