May 062016
 
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Lindsay Tonsager writes: In a blog post published on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) website, Jessica Rich, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, recently stated that: “we regard data as ‘personally identifiable,’ and thus warranting privacy protections, when it can be reasonably linked to a particular person, computer, or device. In many cases, persistent [Read More…]

May 042016
 

David Pugliese reports: Some employees of the Royal Canadian Legion accessed the confidential files of Canadian veterans held by the federal government without the veterans’ consent. The Privacy Commissioner is investigating one complaint about unauthorized access, but the legion has acknowledged additional incidents. Such files contain the medical and, in [Read More…]

May 022016
 

Martyn Williams reports: A California court has dismissed part of a lawsuit brought by Twitter that challenges U.S. government restrictions on what it can say about surveillance requests on its users. Twitter sued the government in 2014, alleging that the restrictions, which are common to all Internet service providers, infringe its First Amendment right [Read More…]