Feb 012023
 February 1, 2023  Posted by  Business, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Colm Keena reports: An Oireachtas committee is to examine the existence of companies in Ireland involved in the production of spyware. Spyware technology can secretly turn a person’s smartphone into a surveillance device, allowing for remote access to the microphone and camera on the phone as well as to stored text [Read More…]

Jan 312023
 January 31, 2023  Posted by  Laws, U.S.

Ali Jessani, Samuel Kane, and Kirk Nahra of WilmerHale write: This post summarizes new bills proposed in Hawaii, Indiana, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont, and Washington, as well as provides updates on several previously proposed bills that we are continuing to track. We have not yet seen a bill [Read More…]

Jan 302023
 January 30, 2023  Posted by  Govt, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Andy Gregory of The Independent reports: British spies unlawfully retained people’s intercepted data for nearly five years, a landmark tribunal has ruled, with judges criticising “widespread corporate failure” at M15 and the Home Office. Under laws dubbed the Snoopers’ Charter by privacy campaigners, UK intelligence agencies are empowered on national security grounds to impose tight surveillance on collecting [Read More…]