Category Archives: Surveillance & Privacy

Google sued by Australian Watchdog for allegedly misleading consumers to sign away their privacy

Google is being taken to court for allegedly misleading consumers to give away a lot more personal information than they had expected.

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The future of the Internet could be Chinese and authoritarian, a Senate Foreign Relations report warns

China will write the rules of the Internet unless the United States and its allies counter Beijing’s efforts at mass surveillance and censorship, according to a report released Tuesday by the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

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E.U. Court Strikes Down Trans-Atlantic Data Transfer Pact

Europe’s top court on Thursday struck down a trans-Atlantic agreement that allows scores of companies to move data between the European Union and the United States, causing uncertainty for businesses that rely on moving digital information seamlessly around the world.

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California begins enforcing digital privacy law, despite calls for delay

California’s privacy law, often called the broadest law for digital privacy in the United States, can finally be enforced starting Wednesday. And despite industry calls for the state to hold off because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, Attorney General Xavier Becerra is forging ahead.

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Facebook Loses Antitrust Decision in Germany Over Data Collection

In a decision that could further embolden European governments to take on large tech platforms, Germany’s top court ruled on Tuesday that Facebook had abused its dominance in social media to illegally harvest data about its users.

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