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Pertinent privacy / security information from around the world

The Netherlands decides firmly on the side of citizens and concludes NO to back doors into their privacy

Privacy information - PrivateRelay - Posted 8 Jan 2016 10:24 CET

The Dutch government has recently published a paper which comes firmly down on the side of citizens in state snooping. The pros and cons of the debate have been running for some time in the country with the final five page report arguing for greater encryption. It also states that the issues created by states having back door access to citizen's data outweighs the benefits that might bring... [Read more]

Apple voices its objections to the new UK draft bill on internet and communication snooping

Privacy information - PrivateRelay - Posted 22 Dec 2015 9:23 CET

There is a new law up for discussion in the UK, called the Investigatory Powers Bill. Since the recent majority Conservative government got into power, they have used this as a mandate to introduce the new bill, sometimes referred to as the “snooper’s charter”. It's something that they proposed previously but didn't have cross parliamentary support and therefore wouldn't have been able to get passed into law... [Read more]

Facebook makes change after Belgian court ruling that it tracks non-users

Privacy information - PrivateRelay - Posted 5 Dec 2015 10:10 CET

In the on going battle between Facebook and the Belgian Privacy Commissioner (BPC), Facebook has complied, well sort of. As we previously blogged, the BPC has been on the case of Facebook for quite a while now and on a number of issues. One of the main points has however been partly resolved. This is relating to how Facebook tracks people who are not members of the site. Cookies (files which track activity) have been given out by Facebook to non-users of the social network to track their activity... [Read more]

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