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UK mass surveillance regime dealt another blow in court – TechCrunch

[ad_1] The UK government has suffered yet another defeat in the courts over a surveillance regime that critics have dubbed a ‘Snooper’s charter’. Today the UK High Court agreed with digital and civil rights group Liberty’s crowdfunded legal challenge to a portion of the UK’s 2016...

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Privacy Shield now facing questions via legal challenge to Facebook data flows – TechCrunch

[ad_1] The Irish High Court has referred for a second time a legal challenge to Facebook’s EU-US data transfers to Europe’s top court, seeking a preliminary ruling on a series of fundamental questions pertaining to the clash between US mass surveillance law and EU...

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UK keeps up its legal losing streak over mass surveillance

[ad_1] Yet another defeat in the courts for the UK government’s use of mass surveillance as an indiscriminate and, as it frequently turns out, unlawful investigatory tool. Today the UK’s Court of Appeal handed down its ruling in a long running challenge to the 2014 Data...

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Facebook’s least favorite Austrian can now press privacy suit in Vienna

[ad_1] A big blow for Facebook today after Europe’s top court delivered a verdict in a long-running legal challenge that opens the door for plaintiff and privacy campaigner, Max Schrems, to sue Facebook in his home country of Vienna. The company had sought to argue that Schrems’ does...

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Why you should care about the warrantless surveillance bill on its way to Trump’s desk

[ad_1] After debate ended in a close cloture vote on Tuesday, the Senate has voted to pass a bill that will renew one of the NSA’s most controversial practices for another six years. The bill, known as the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017 or...

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In a cloture vote, the Senate ends debate on warrantless surveillance of U.S. citizens

[ad_1] On Tuesday, the Senate undertook a cloture vote to end the debate on a bill that would renew a controversial legal loophole that provides U.S. intelligence agencies with a means for the warrantless surveillance of American citizens. With 60 for and 38 against, the...

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The House just renewed a warrantless surveillance law without any privacy reform

[ad_1] Today in Congress, privacy reform faced a significant setback as the House voted 256 to 164 to extend a controversial piece of legislation that provides for a warrantless surveillance program that at times targets American citizens. The law, part of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act...

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UK bulk spying challenge in European Court of Human Rights

[ad_1] Legal representatives of the UK government faced a raft of questions today from judges sitting in the European Court of Human Rights hearing a challenge to intelligence agencies’ bulk collection practices brought by a coalition of civil and human rights campaigners. The American Civil Liberties...

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EU uses Privacy Shield review to press for reform of U.S. foreign surveillance law

[ad_1] A one-year-old data transfer mechanism that’s used by thousands of companies to authorize transfers of personal data between the European Union and the U.S. for processing has been given the thumbs up after its first annual review. “The Commission’s general view is that the American...

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