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“Get Up To Speed With The EU” Says Lord Erroll
The Earl Of Erroll, Independent Crossbench Peer at the House of Lords, has urged the public sector to take note of changing EU laws surrounding online business.
“Snooper’s Bill” Clears Parliament
The Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill, otherwise known as the Snooper’s Bill or Charter, has been successfully rushed through Parliament.
Americans Taking Action After NSA Surveillance
More than a third of Americans who are aware of Edward Snowden’s NSA revelations have taken at least one step to protect their information.
Amnesty Condemns “Farcical” IPT Hearing
Human rights charity Amnesty International has called last week’s Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) “farcical” due to government’s refusal to explicitly confirm or deny surveillance practices.
Apple Goes On Record To Protest Against GCHQ Spying Plans
The American tech company Apple has called for the British government to change the investigatory powers bill, also known as the Snooper’s Charter.
Belgium To Take Facebook On Over Local Privacy Law Concerns
The lawsuit will be heard on Thursday in Brussels, reports The Guardian.
Big Blue May Have Figured Out Way To Lodge Cloud Data Where You Want It
IBM's new cloud technology could allow organisations to comply with the data regulations in multiple countries by letting them choose where their data is stored.
Brodie Notes Version Of Safe Harbour Dispute
The legal wrangling between US corporations and the EU over the transfer of user data could potentially have huge consequences for individuals and businesses on both sides of the Atlantic. Get caught up, if this is all news to you.
Brussels Says We've All Misunderstood 'Right To Be Forgotten'
The EU's Justice Commissioner hits back at critics of the controversial Google case.
Brussels Unhappy Again With Google's Data Policies
A new case could begin as early as November - and the EU has already sent out questionnaires to companies that have worked with Google on Android.
CIOs: Become 'Digital Humanists' - Gartner
The IT trend starter has been outlining the importance of a people-centric approach to digital innovation in order to protect users.
Clock's Ticking For Safe Harbour Rescue Efforts
European privacy regulators plan to take matters into their own hands inside three months if no back up comes forward, reports Reuters.
Consumers Don't Trust Companies To Protect Their Data, Says ICO
Consumers are increasingly worried about the potential abuse of their personal data, and whether the organisations which store it are doing so in a secure manner.
Consumers Losing Patience With Mobile Operators
Consumers trust mobile operators and brands even less than they did three years ago, a new survey commissioned by Syniverse shows.
Controversial Government Data Sharing Plans Revealed
UK citizens’ information, including financial history, qualifications and property of wealth could be shared across central government without their consent.
Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act Privacy Fears Continue
The US' CISA, set to be discussed by the US Senate, is opposed by some of the world’s biggest technology firms. who believe that the legislation could have a negative impact on user privacy.
Danish Police Explains Why He Wants Government To Have Access To Our Data
Troels Oerting of the Danish police gave a fascinating opening keynote defending the right of the police to use surveillance over the Internet. It certainly ruffled some feathers in Brussels.
EU Court Slaps Google With Right To Be Forgotten, Saying "Big Data Need Big Rights"
The EU's highest court has ruled that Google should allow people the “right to be forgotten”, and should erase “irrelevant data” on users if they request it. Google called the ruling "disappointing".
Even The ICO Hates The Snooper's Charter
According to a report by The Guardian, the ICO was particularly 'interested' in the encryption part of the Investigatory Powers Bill.
Facebook 'Illegal Tracking' Claim
Social media giant facing a great deal of heat in the European Union, where many countries are concerned with the ways in which the site collects data and in how it uses cookies to track users.

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