Aug 132022
 August 13, 2022  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Govt, Non-U.S.

Sergiu Gatlan reports: The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) announced that Google was fined $60 million for misleading Australian Android users regarding the collection and use of their location data for almost two years, between January 2017 and December 2018. Read more at Bleeping Computer. The ACCC’s full statement [Read More…]

Aug 132022
 August 13, 2022  Posted by  Business, Govt, Laws, Surveillance

From the FTC: Commercial surveillance is the business of collecting, analyzing, and profiting from information about people. Technologies essential to everyday life also enable near constant surveillance of people’s private lives. The volume of data collected exposes people to identity thieves and hackers. Mass surveillance has heightened the risks and [Read More…]

Aug 062022
 August 6, 2022  Posted by  Govt, Non-U.S., Surveillance

AP reports: The head of Greece’s intelligence service and the general secretary of the prime minister’s office have resigned, amid allegations of the use of surveillance software against a journalist and the head of an opposition party. National Intelligence Service director Panagiotis Kontoleon and Grigoris Dimitriadis, general secretary of the [Read More…]

Aug 032022
 August 3, 2022  Posted by  Govt, Healthcare, U.S.

Allie Reed and Christopher Brown report: The Biden administration’s efforts to protect reproductive health information from law enforcement post-Dobbs hangs on how much authority its health agency has to preempt state criminal laws—a thorny issue for health-care lawyers. A recent executive order shows the administration is considering how to beef up privacy protections [Read More…]