Press review about Privacy - Personal Data

[Euractiv] Nine countries unite against EU export controls on surveillance software

[Euractiv] Nine countries unite against EU export controls on surveillance software

An EU proposal to impose export controls on technology products that can be used as spyware is at risk of being delayed as a group of nine countries have pushed back against the overhaul. [...]

Nine countries, led by Sweden, have united against the proposal’s clampdown on exports of technology products that could be used to harm human rights.

[TheNewYorkTimes] In Newark, Police Cameras, and the Internet, Watch You

[TheNewYorkTimes] In Newark, Police Cameras, and the Internet, Watch You

Surveillance cameras monitored by the police have become a ubiquitous presence in many cities. In Newark, anyone with internet access is allowed to watch [...]

[Bloomberg] U.K. Assessing Evidence After Search at Cambridge Analytica

[Bloomberg] U.K. Assessing Evidence After Search at Cambridge Analytica

The U.K.’s privacy watchdog searched the offices of Cambridge Analytica amid allegations that information on millions of Facebook Inc.’s users was scooped up without their consent, widening a probe that cut the internet giant’s share price more than 10 percent this week. [...]

[Reuters] Dutch say 'no' in referendum on spy agency tapping powers

[Reuters] Dutch say 'no' in referendum on spy agency tapping powers

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch voters have narrowly rejected a law that would give spy agencies the power to carry out mass tapping of Internet traffic delivering a setback to Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s government.

[TheRegister] Leaked: The UK's secret blueprint with telcos for mass spying on internet, phones – and backdoors

[TheRegister] Leaked: The UK's secret blueprint with telcos for mass spying on internet, phones – and backdoors

The UK government has secretly drawn up more details of its new bulk surveillance powers – awarding itself the ability to monitor Brits' live communications, and insert encryption backdoors by the backdoor.

[TheVerge] US Senate votes to let internet providers share your web browsing history without permission

[TheVerge] US Senate votes to let internet providers share your web browsing history without permission

The US Senate has voted to overturn consumer-friendly internet privacy rules that would have prevented internet providers from sharing your web browsing history without permission.

[ArsTechnica] After vote to kill privacy rules, users try to “pollute” their Web history

[Arstechnica] After vote to kill privacy rules, users try to “pollute” their Web history

While the US government is giving ISPs free rein to track their customers’ Internet usage for purposes of serving personalized advertisements, some Internet users are determined to fill their browsing history with junk so ISPs can’t discover their real browsing habits. [...]

[TheAtlantic] Your Browsing History Alone Can Give Away Your Identity

[TheAtlantic] Your Browsing History Alone Can Give Away Your Identity

Researchers have found a way to connect the dots between people’s private online activity and their Twitter accounts—even for people who have never tweeted. [...]

[TheGuardian] WhatsApp backdoor allows snooping on encrypted messages

[TheGuardian] WhatsApp backdoor allows snooping on encrypted messages

Privacy campaigners said the vulnerability is a “huge threat to freedom of speech” and warned it can be used by government agencies to snoop on users who believe their messages to be secure. WhatsApp has made privacy and security a primary selling point, and has become a go to communications tool of activists, dissidents and diplomats. [...]

[WashingtonPost] A lawyer rewrote Instagram’s terms of use ‘in plain English’ so kids would know their privacy rights

[WashingtonPost] A lawyer rewrote Instagram’s terms of use ‘in plain English’ so kids would know their privacy rights

[...] Members of “Generation Z” can spend up to nine hours a day sharing photos on Instagram, consuming “content” on YouTube and talking to friends on Snapchat. (Just don’t ask them to get excited about Facebook.)

But how much do these teens understand what they’ve agreed to give up when they start an account with those sites ? [...]

[WashintonPost] It’s begun: Internet providers are pushing to repeal Obama-era privacy rules

It’s begun: Internet providers are pushing to repeal Obama-era privacy rules

Some of the nation's biggest Internet providers are asking the government to roll back a landmark set of privacy regulations it approved last fall — kicking off an effort by the industry and its allies to dismantle key Internet policies of the Obama years.