Press review

European Digital Rights (EDRi), together with 45 NGOs, academics and companies across 15 countries, has sent an open letter to European policymakers and regulators, warning about widespread and potentially growing use of deep packet inspection…

Today 45 NGOs, Academics and Companies from 15 countries released an open letter outlining the dangers of the wide-spread use of privacy invasive Deep Packet Inspection technology in the European Union. The letter is referencing…

The Atlantic podcast Crazy/Genius returns to explain how privacy became the most important idea on the internet—and why it’s still so confusing. […]
“I think privacy is the wrong way to describe the issue we face in…

What isn’t obvious on Ever’s website or app — except for a brief reference that was added to the privacy policy after NBC News reached out to the company in April — is that the photos people…

EU Parliament green-lights the creation of the Common Identity Repository (CIR), a gigantic biometrics database. […]
Ever since plans to create this shared biometrics database have been made public last year, privacy advocates have criticized the EU,…

CNIL agrees with complaints brought by activists: user consent is insufficient.
Google has been fined €50 million (~$57 million) by French regulators, the first major penalty under a sweeping new European Union privacy law known as…

Patents recently issued to Google provide a window into their development activities. While it’s no guarantee of a future product, it is a sure indication of what’s of interest to them. What we’ve given up…

With its proposed legislation to proactively monitor customer data online, and so “prevent the dissemination of terrorist content”, the European Commission is targeting the wrong players and asking Europe’s cloud infrastructure companies to do something…

Police in the UK want to predict serious violent crime using artificial intelligence, New Scientist can reveal. The idea is that individuals flagged by the system will be offered interventions, such as counselling, to avert…

Microsoft broke Euro privacy rules by carrying out the “large scale and covert” gathering of private data through its Office apps.
That’s according to a report out this month [PDF] that was commissioned by the Dutch…