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[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.

[Politico] Why EU may battle May over the Snooper’s Charter

[Politico] Why EU may battle May over the Snooper’s Charter

In finally passing her surveillance bill, Britain’s PM just made Brexit even more complicated. [...]

[TheTelegraphUK] UK privacy watchdog to crack down on tech giants amid Facebook and Yahoo investigations

[TheTelegraphUK] UK privacy watchdog to crack down on tech giants amid Facebook and Yahoo investigations

The new head of the UK’s privacy watchdog plans to crack down on major technology companies, promising to “delve deeper” into the sector and push to align the UK with strict new EU data laws after Brexit.

[Morningconsult] FCC’s Final Internet Privacy Rules Will Likely Align With FTC

FCC’s Final Internet Privacy Rules Will Likely Align With FTC

In a shift from an earlier proposal, the Federal Communications Commission’s final rules to regulate the privacy practices of internet service providers are expected to be in line with the Federal Trade Commission’s approach, according to telecom and agency sources. [...]

[Bloomberg] Indian Students Score a Partial Win in Facebook Privacy Dispute

[Bloomberg] Indian Students Score a Partial Win in Facebook Privacy Dispute

Two Indian students scored a partial victory over Facebook Inc. in a closely watched legal battle over privacy, though they failed to get the internet giant to reverse policies they say threaten the rights of millions of users.

[ArsTechnica] New Snowden leaks reveal “collect it all” surveillance was born in the UK

The radical shift in the NSA's surveillance strategy to "collect it all" began in the UK, according to new revelations in the latest cache of documents leaked by Edward Snowden.

During a June 2008 visit to the Menwith Hill monitoring station in North Yorkshire, then-director of the NSA Keith Alexander asked: "Why can’t we collect all the signals, all the time?" He went on: "Sounds like a good summer homework project for Menwith!" [...]

[TheIntercept] Facing Data Deluge, Secret U.K. Spying Report Warned of Intelligence Failure

A secret report warned that British spies may have put lives at risk because their surveillance systems were sweeping up more data than could be analyzed, leading them to miss clues to possible security threats. [...]

[WIRED] Privacy Shield Will Let US Tech Giants Grab Europeans’ Data

[WIRED] Privacy Shield Will Let US Tech Giants Grab Europeans’ Data

Companies like Facebook and Google can continue transferring data from the European Union to their servers in the US under a new deal between the two governments that privacy advocates still say isn’t good enough.

[Policito] Privacy shield dead on arrival

[Policito EU] Privacy shield dead on arrival

The EU-US data transfer plan took several tough hits over the past week [...].

[TheIndependent] Any computer connected to the internet can be hacked by the US Government without a warrant, court rules

If a computer has a connection to the internet means no warrant is required for the US government to hack it, a Virginia court has ruled.
The judge angered privacy campaigners by reasoning that since no connected computer “is immune from invasion”, no user should ever expect their their activity to remain secret. [...]

[EurActiv] Privacy Shield agreement signed off despite vote abstentions

EU member states today (8 July) signed off on the controversial Privacy Shield agreement for data transfers to the US, locking down the final deal after the European Commission haggled for months with the US over legal details.

Four out of 28 EU diplomats abstained from the final vote. The Commission instructed diplomats not to publicly state how they voted. [...]

Schrems already said he would challenge Privacy Shield in court as well because the deal doesn’t have strict enough privacy safeguards. [...]

[TheVerge] President Obama should pardon Edward Snowden before leaving office

[TheVerge] President Obama should pardon Edward Snowden before leaving office

For the last three years, one month, and seven days, Edward Snowden has been living in exile from the United States. [...]

[TheGuardian] Russia passes 'Big Brother' anti-terror laws

[TheGuardian] Russia passes 'Big Brother' anti-terror laws

Russia’s parliament has passed harsh anti-terrorism measures that human rights campaigners including the NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden say will roll back personal freedoms and privacy [...].

[Arstechnica] US government asks to join key EU Facebook privacy case brought by Schrems

[Arstechnica] US government asks to join key EU Facebook privacy case brought by Schrems

The US government has asked to be joined as a party in the Irish High Court case between the Austrian privacy activist and lawyer Max Schrems, and the social network Facebook. In a press release, Schrems called this "an unusual move" [...].

[TheIntercept] Appeals Court Delivers Devastating Blow to Cellphone-Privacy Advocates

Courts across the country are grappling with a key question for the information age: When law enforcement asks a company for cellphone records to track location data in an investigation, is that a search under the Fourth Amendment?

By a 12-3 vote, appellate court judges in Richmond, Virginia, on Monday ruled that it is not — and therefore does not require a warrant. [...]