Feb 262020
 
 February 26, 2020  Posted by  Featured News, Govt, Surveillance

Charlie Savage reports: A National Security Agency system that analyzed logs of Americans’ domestic phone calls and text messages cost $100 million from 2015 to 2019, but yielded only a single significant investigation, according to a newly declassified study. Moreover, only twice during that four-year period did the program generate [Read More…]

Feb 262020
 
 February 26, 2020  Posted by  Featured News, Non-U.S., Online

Marty Hansen, Paul Maynard and Jack Boeglin of Covington and Burling write: On February 12, 2020, the UK Home Office and Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport published the Government’s Initial Consultation Response (“Response”) to feedback received through a public consultation on its Online Harms White Paper (“OHWP”).  The OHWP, published in April [Read More…]

Feb 262020
 
 February 26, 2020  Posted by  Govt, Non-U.S., Surveillance

AFP and Tico Times report: The Ombudsman’s Office of Costa Rica on Monday began an investigation into a government unit for data collection and analysis, and requested support from the Prosecutor’s Office, fearing that the body had violated people’s privacy. As ombudswoman Catalina Crespo explained to journalists, the institution intends [Read More…]

Feb 262020
 
 February 26, 2020  Posted by  Business

Seen on PYMNTS: Retailers are facing a personalization paradox. Recent studies are showing counter trends right now that are proving the adage that consumers want what they want — even if it’s a contradiction. That paradox is evident between the appeal of personalization and a stepped-up need for privacy. It’s [Read More…]