Shawn Tuma writes: Can an Employee Really Can Steal Your Data and Then SLAPP You for It? Yes, in California it just happened! The fact that this happened in California should be of no comfort to Texas businesses, however, because the Texas Anti-SLAPP law comes from California and, therefore, California jurisprudence is considered persuasive authority [...]
When Google invited the Australian Privacy Foundation to an “engagement forum,” they probably didn’t anticipate this (great) smackdown.
RT reports: Adidas has sewn RFID tags into national football team’s jerseys, raising concerns from human rights organizations, claiming that such clothes could be easily turned into tracking devices revealing a person’s location, Deutsche Welle reports. The sportswear maker insists it is not going to track football fans using RFID tags, and has said customers [...]
Nick Morrison reports: One of the founders of an after-school club that paved the way for the introduction of coding to the national curriculum has quit in a row over student privacy. Code Club was set up in 2012 to teach programming skills to primary pupils and its volunteers now work in more than 2,000 [...]
The proposed $8.5 million settlement in In re Google Referrer Header Privacy Litigation may not be approved. Joel Rosenblatt reports: Google Inc. (GOOG)’s settlement of a privacy lawsuit probably won’t win approval because it includes a donation to an Internet research center at Harvard University and to other schools that attorneys who brought the case [...]
Jonathan Stempel and Bill Rigby report: A judge on Friday lifted a suspension on her order directing Microsoft Corp to turn over a customer’s emails stored overseas to U.S. prosecutors, but the software company said it would not release any emails while it appeals the ruling. Chief Judge Loretta Preska of the U.S. District Court [...]
A Singapore tuition agency and its director have become the first to be prosecuted and fined under the country’s Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA), which came into force on 2 January 2014. Star Zest Home Tuition, and its director, Law Han Wei, were each fined 39,000 Singapore dollars (SGD) ($31,000) by the State Courts on [...]