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

Speaking of using facial recognition for surveillance purposes, Nicola Kelly reports: Migrants who have been convicted of a criminal offence will be required to scan their faces up to five times a day using smartwatches installed with facial recognition technology under plans from the Home Office and the Ministry of Justice. In [Read More…]

Aug 062022
 August 6, 2022  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Featured News, Non-U.S., Online, Surveillance

Natasha Lomas reports: In the latest blow to the creepy ‘tracking-ads’ complex, French adtech giant Criteo has been found in breach of European Union data protection regulation and hit with a €60 million sanction (~$65 million) by the country’s national privacy watchdog in a preliminary decision following a multi-year investigation. [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 052022
 August 5, 2022  Posted by  Breaches, Healthcare, Non-U.S.

The Information Commissioner’s Office announced: A former health adviser has been found guilty of accessing medical records of patients without a valid legal reason. Christopher O’Brien, 36, was working at the South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust when he unlawfully accessed the records of 14 patients, who were known personally to him, [Read More…]