Nov 092020
 
 November 9, 2020  Posted by  Misc

Catherine Wycherley writes that privacy is clearly an area of importance as we go into 2021. She identifies five questions or topics within privacy that should be on the table at some point: Calling in the feds: a national privacy law at last? Schrems II: Endgame? Tick Tock… Breaking up [Read More…]

Oct 192020
 
 October 19, 2020  Posted by  Misc

Joe Cadillic has posted his weekly recap of interesting privacy and civil liberties news stories.  Here’s a small selection: Europol game modeled after “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” shows law enforcement how to spy on train passengers: https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2020/10/14/new-game-trains-police-to-get-facebook-data-fast-when-a-terrorist-strikes/ Netherlands-Police across the country are using predictive policing: https://www.vice.com/en/article/5dpmdd/the-netherlands-is-becoming-a-predictive-policing-hot-spot France-Data Protection [Read More…]

Oct 122020
 
 October 12, 2020  Posted by  Featured News, Misc, Surveillance

October 11 – We, the undersigned, support strong encryption, which plays a crucial role in protecting personal data, privacy, intellectual property, trade secrets and cyber security.  It also serves a vital purpose in repressive states to protect journalists, human rights defenders and other vulnerable people, as stated in the 2017 [Read More…]

Oct 082020
 
 October 8, 2020  Posted by  Laws, Misc

Eric Goldman writes: The length and complexity of Proposition 24, the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), makes it challenging for ordinary citizens to evaluate the proposal. Thus, it’s helpful to hear how members of the privacy community feel about it. They are in the best position to understand and interpret [Read More…]