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EU air passenger database about to take flight, but critics want it grounded

The EC is reportedly working on a plan to implement a Passenger Name Record (PNR) system, although a previous attempt failed

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Canadian agency reported to be monitoring millions of downloads

The Communications Security Establishment tracks activity at more than 100 file-sharing sites, according to news reports

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FTC calls on IoT vendors to protect privacy

The agency recommends a set of best practices, but critics fear the FTC will enforce them as regulations

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Mass surveillance 'endangers fundamental human rights,' says study

Countries should make laws restricting surveillance capabilities, says a European study

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DEA cameras tracking hundreds of millions of car journeys across the US

The existence of the database was revealed in documents obtained under a Freedom of Information request

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Facebook privacy class action suit to kick off in April

An Austrian court will deal with the admissibility of the case during the first hearing

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EU should oblige Internet firms to hand over encryption keys, says antiterrorist advisor

Law enforcement access to encrypted communications is needed, says the EU's Counter-Terrorism Coordinator

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People are increasingly worried about privacy, say legal protections fall short

Technology has had a negative impact on privacy, said a majority of those questioned in a recent global survey

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Obama calls for data breach notification law, privacy bill of rights

The White House will push Congress to pass new laws addressing data privacy and ID theft, the president says.

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FBI access to surveillance program expands in recent years

The FBI has taken a more active role in the NSA's Prism program since 2008, according to an internal report

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Dutch government sued over data retention law

Data retention is under fire in many EU states

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Anti-terror cooperation with ISPs is 'essential' in wake of Paris shootings, EU ministers say

EU ministers push for more surveillance powers in wake of shootings at offices of Charlie Hebdo and elsewhere in Paris

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Moonpig jeopardizes data of millions of customers through insecure API

The company failed to fix a security flaw reported over a year ago, a developer said

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Romanian version of EU cybersecurity directive allows warrantless access to data

The law could impact international businesses, as Romania is a hub for IT outsourcing and development

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Tor warns of possible disruption of network through server seizures

Tor did not name the group that it expects may seize its specialized servers called directory authorities