Jan 132022
 January 13, 2022  Posted by  Business, Featured News, Surveillance

John Scott-Railton, Bill Marczak, Paolo Nigro Herrero, Bahr Abdul Razzak, Noura Al-Jizawi, Salvatore Solimano, and Ron Deibert report on the findings of a joint investigation by The Citizen Lab and Access Now into NSO’s Pegasus spyware-related hacking in El Salvador. Frontline Defenders, SocialTIC, and Fundación Acceso collaborated in the investigation. [Read More…]

Jan 112022
 January 11, 2022  Posted by  Breaches, Featured News, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Apostolis Fotiadis, Ludek Stavinoha, Giacomo Zandonini, and Daniel Howden report: The EU’s police agency, Europol, will be forced to delete much of a vast store of personal data that it has been found to have amassed unlawfully by the bloc’s data protection watchdog. The unprecedented finding from the European Data [Read More…]

Jan 062022
 January 6, 2022  Posted by  Business, Featured News, Laws, Non-U.S.

The following is a Google machine translation of a CNIL press release: The restricted formation, body of the CNIL responsible for pronouncing sanctions, noted, following checks, that the websites facebook.com, google.fr and youtube.com offer a button to immediately accept cookies. On the other hand, they do not set up an equivalent [Read More…]

Jan 062022
 January 6, 2022  Posted by  Breaches, Featured News, Healthcare, Non-U.S.

A hack and extortion attempt involving the psychotherapy center in Vastaamo, Finland was — and remains — one of the worst breaches ever covered on PogoWasRight.org and DataBreaches.net because it involved the sensitive mental health information of tens of thousands of patients and a coverup by an executive of the [Read More…]