Mar 252020
 March 25, 2020  Posted by  Business, Healthcare, Non-U.S.

Charles Rusnell reports: A privacy review of Babylon, the controversial telehealth doctor consultation app, may not be completed for a year or more. Telus Health has submitted a privacy impact assessment of the app to Alberta’s privacy commissioner but a review of its impact on the confidentiality of individuals’ health information will take time. [Read More…]

Mar 242020
 March 24, 2020  Posted by  Featured News, Govt, Healthcare, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Marija Ristic, Milica Stojanovic, Miroslava German Sirotnikova, Akos Keller-Alant, Hamdi Firat Buyuk, Anja Vladisavljevic, Marcel Gascón Barberá and Madalin Necsutu write: ….  Just in the last two weeks, 80 people have been arrested, some of them jailed, for spreading fake news and disinformation, with the most draconic examples in Turkey, [Read More…]

Mar 202020
 March 20, 2020  Posted by  Breaches, Healthcare, Non-U.S., Online

Another concerning report: A 45-year-old businessman who manufactures technical textiles for footwear became the subject of hate messages and unsolicited advice after he tested positive for the deadly Wuhan Coronavirus (Covid-19), on March 1, reported News 18. Personal information such as his phone number was also leaked online. Read more on [Read More…]