While one might think that health care providers are the primary entities that could potentially leak, share, or exploit private patient data, the truth is that the most audacious HIPAA violations are being perpetrated every day by Big Tech.
Extensive campaign involving the Pegasus spyware in El Salvador targeted at least 35 journalists and political activists from June 2020 to November 2021, with most of the country's major media outlets affected.
The fallout from the Pegasus spyware incident has prompted the Biden administration to issue a warning to the general public about commercial surveillance tools, offering advice for self-protection to journalists and dissidents.
In general, law enforcement does not have access to E22E messages sent via secure messaging apps. However, there is a workaround: message backups sitting in cloud storage services.
Report contends that the pandemic was used as an excuse to normalize various elements of mass surveillance, with some of these having no real impact on Covid-19 response at all.
Tiandy, one of the largest firms in the video surveillance field, has a relationship with Iran. It is known for its ethically questionable product line, which includes "smart tables" designed to accompany Chinese torture chairs.
Mitto, a leading provider of text messaging services to many of the world's most familiar names in tech, sold backdoor access for government surveillance according to former employees and clients.
Proposed CBDC from India's central bank, which could get a test run in 2022, has some concerned about the implications for privacy. The "digital rupee" pilot could launch as early as April.
Recent amendment to India's election laws enables the government to link the Aadhar national identification system to voter rolls, raising worries that voter ID may be used for privacy invasion.
Privacy rules do for enterprise what enterprise won’t do for itself. Asking Big Tech to take the high road even when it hurts their profits is like asking dental patients to pull their own teeth. As long as policymakers delay robust data regulations, there aren’t any rules for Big Tech to break.