Don't-Miss Privacy Stories

UN to appoint watchdog to focus on privacy in digital age

A 'special rapporteur' is to be appointed for a period of three years

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Tech companies call on U.S. to end bulk collection of metadata

The provision in the Patriot Act that allows for the bulk collection of metadata expires in June.

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New York threatens action if RadioShack sells customer data

Bankruptcy sale is said to include millions of customer names and addresses.

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Dutch service providers must delete retained telecom data

A new data retention law is being planned by the Dutch government

UglyEmail reveals when senders secretly track your email activity, personal info

It's not as pervasive as web tracking, but marketers are grabbing some information about you when you interact with select messages.

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Case that could overturn EU-US data exchange deal to be heard by top EU court

If the court decides to revoke the data exchange deal it could hurt U.S. tech companies

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China discloses cyberwarfare unit, no one surprised

Many cybersecurity vendors have been tracking attacks from China for years

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Opera buys VPN service to help protect user privacy

Acquiring SurfEasy will help protect the privacy of Opera's 350 million users, the company said

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Mandrill warns attack may have exposed some data about email

The transactional email service said it doesn't believe data was stolen

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Proposed data breach notification bill criticized as too weak

The draft legislation would only apply to data linked to identity theft or financial fraud, not other customer information

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UK government filing raises fears about misuse of hacking powers

UK intelligence agency GCHQ maintained in a submission that it operates within the law

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What, me worry? Despite Snowden leaks, Americans' use of the 'Net largely unchanged

In light of broad government snooping, many people aren't even aware of privacy tools like Tor or encryption

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EU Parliamentarians visit U.S. to talk data protection, mass surveillance

Discussions will cover major privacy and data protection issues

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Government requests for Facebook data continue to grow

The content that had to be blocked for violating local laws is also on the rise, Facebook said

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Google error leaks owner personal info for nearly 300,000 websites

The leak of the information could help phishing campaigns.