The US State Department has warned against countries such as Russia forcing web service providers to store citizens’ data locally, even though such moves are at least in part inspired by Edward Snowden’s revelations of the National Security Agency
A ban on office communications in the evening and during vacation time could become law in Germany.
The United States spied on German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and that’s a pretty big deal because she’s a head of state, but this wasn’t purely a one-sided affair.
The Australian government has announced plans to introduce mandatory data retention, forcing telecommunications companies to hang on to certain customer data for up to 2 years.
[Commentary] Censorship is always bad, right? Not to many people around our connected globe, and there is sometimes validity to their views.
Google could face criminal proceedings, as well as a €1 million ($1.35 million) fine, in Italy if it doesn’t change its data-handling ways.
[Commentary] Google and other search engines operating in Europe have to take down links to information about people if those people ask them to do so, provided there’s no public-interest or other good reason for keeping the links up.
Mass surveillance by intelligence agencies is almost certainly illegal under international law, even where it involves collecting but not looking at people’s data, the United Nations human rights chief has advised.
The World Wide Web Foundation and the United Kingdom Law Society have both strongly criticized the British government for attempting to fast-track the new Data Retention and Investigation Powers (DRIP) Act, which is meant to keep existing surveill
An investigation by the German broadcasters ARD and WDR has apparently demonstrated the targeting by the National Security Agency of a German student called Sebastian Hahn, who runs a node on the anonymization network Tor.