Swiss banking secrecy laws began to see significant erosion in 2018, and are facing another substantial blow as the country's government is proposing to allow its spy agency to monitor financial transactions.
Study finds RTB adtech systems share online behavior data 294 billion times per day in the U.S. and 197 billion times per day in Europe. Average internet user in the US is exposed 747 times each day; in Europe it is 376 times per day.
Privacy advocates were upset with the bank data decision, but were also handed a win by the Supreme Court with its ruling that the national government could not go ahead with a plan to collect the biometric data of cell phone users.
India’s new CERT-In order applies to VPN providers, virtual private server (VPS) providers, data centers and cloud service providers. These services are required to hold and turn over a variety of customer data.
If it were to become EU law, the proposal would require that all messaging services scan all of their messages (including encrypted messages) for potential CSAM materials, and includes use of an AI algorithm to evaluate the intent of conversations for signs of child grooming.
A Reuters report indicates that popular cryptocurrency exchange Binance was pressured into handing user data over to the Russian FSB, but the company denies that the story is accurate.
Demand for privacy pros sparked a 30% increase in data privacy jobs in the previous year, with projections that the trend will continue through 2022 and beyond.
Dating app Grindr quietly sold user location data to a third-party ad network from "at least" 2017 until early 2020, making it available to thousands of parties.
While more of a general pledge than any sort of binding terms, the declaration addresses a long-term decline in internet freedom around the world and the concentration of personal data on massive centralized platforms.
FBI defended a nearly threefold increase in FISA warrantless searches by claiming that it was necessary to curtail a wave of foreign threat actors conducting operations against domestic firms.