Whoa. Dominic Ponsford reports: A police report yesterday detailed how journalists’ telephone records were seized in order to track down the whistleblowers who revealed former Government chief whip Andrew Mitchell’s altercation with officers outside 10 Downing Street. Read more on PressGazette. It’s not clear from the wording of the report what “seized” or “successfully applied [...]
The Brattleboro Reformer posted this editorial that appeared in The Kennebec Journal of Augusta (Maine) on Aug. 28: If the federal government can’t get states to sign on to the Real ID law, it has only itself to blame. All the darkest nightmares of privacy advocates who warned in the early 2000s of an Orwellian state in which [...]
Expatica reports: A French court was to decide Tuesday whether actress Julie Gayet, whose affair with President Francois Hollande made waves worldwide, had her privacy breached by a photographer who snapped her in her car. The charges relate to a picture of the 41-year-old actress behind the wheel of her car that French glossy magazine [...]
RAPSI reports that since May, when monitoring began, Russia’s telecom regulator, Roskomnadzor, has identified over 2,500 websites that provide personal data on children in violation of the law. Read more on RAPSI.
Meanwhile, Canada is also seeing a rise in privacy cases, as Arshy Mann reports: With the certification of Evans v. The Bank of Nova Scotia, the newly introduced tort of intrusion upon seclusion has become another weapon in the arsenal for the class action plaintiffs’ bar. But while Evans has gotten the lion’s share of attention, [...]
Catherine Baksi writes: The number of privacy cases fought in UK courts has doubled in the last five years, amid an explosion in the amount of personal data held and shared by government agencies, and retained by businesses. In the year to 31 May 2014, there were 56 cases in the High Court, up from [...]
Celia Llopis-Jepsen reports that a breach involving the Topeka USD 501 and its follow-up have resulted in the state sending out a reminder to all districts: Recent revelations about data privacy violations in Topeka Unified School District 501 have prompted administrators in other school districts to review their compliance with federal law. In an Aug. [...]