Jan 122019
 January 12, 2019  Posted by  Govt, Non-U.S.

Isabel Carvalho and Rafael Loureiro of Hogan Lovells write: On 14 August 2018 Brazil approved its new General Data Privacy Law (Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados Pessoais or “LGPD”) – a comprehensive law that closely mirrors the European Union’s General Data Privacy Regulation (“GDPR”). Although the LGPD significantly expands [Read More…]

Jan 112019
 January 11, 2019  Posted by  Breaches, Govt, Non-U.S.

The Local (.at) reports: Austria’s national post office found itself under fire on Tuesday for collecting and selling information about customers’ political allegiances in what privacy campaigners say bears similarities to the Facebook data-sharing scandal. According to the investigative journalism website Addendum, the Austrian Post sold the names, addresses, age and [Read More…]

Jan 062019
 January 6, 2019  Posted by  Court, Featured News, Govt, Surveillance, U.S.
When can the feds hack into your computer? Case involving scam targeting Wegmans could decide.

Phil Fairbanks reports: When the FBI uncovered a scammer targeting Wegmans two years ago, agents hacked into the suspect’s computer in an effort to learn his identity. The hacking, approved by a judge, involved an email and attachment that, when opened, connected the suspect’s computer to an FBI server. A [Read More…]