Michael Geist writes: In the aftermath of the Supreme Court of Canada’s Spencer decision, several leading Canadian ISPs have publicly announced that they have changed their practices on the disclosure of subscriber information (including basic subscriber information such as name and address) to law enforcement. For example, Rogers announced that it will now require a warrant or court order [...]
Julia Fioretti reports: Google’s GOOGL.O handling of “right to be forgotten” requests from European citizens came under fire by regulators after the search engine company restricted the removal of Internet links to European sites only, a person familiar with the matter said. Regulators quizzed Google over its decision to remove search results only from its [...]
Samuel Gibbs reports: Google is being hauled in front of European data protection regulators on Thursday to explain its handling of the “right to be forgotten” ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ). The ECJ ruling meant that EU citizens had the right to request that information online that is inaccurate, inadequate, irrelevant, or excessive be [...]
Victoria Espinel of BSA/The Software Alliance writes about DOJ’s position that a warrant served on Microsoft requires it to produce all of the customer’s emails stored on Microsoft servers – even those outside the U.S. … That astonishing overreach [by the government] is based on a legal fiction—that no search occurs until the digital data [...]
Karissa Bell reports: For the second time in less than two weeks, Apple is defending itself against claims that call into question the security of iOS. The company has denied a security researcher’s claims that iOS has a “backdoor” that enables third parties to potentially gain access to users’ personal data. Read more on Mashable.
Canada’s privacy watchdog has called on the country’s health and life insurance industry not to ask applicants for access to existing genetic test results, “until such time as they can be shown to be demonstrably necessary and effective”. Read more on Out-Law.com.
Danilo Masoni and Leila Abboud report: Italy’s data protection regulator has given Google 18 months to change the way it treats and stores user data, bringing to an end an investigation that is part of a European drive to reform the internet giant’s privacy practices. Regulators in several European nations including Italy began a joint [...]