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UK’s mass surveillance regime violated human rights law, finds ECHR – TechCrunch

The complaints in this case were lodged prior to the UK legislating for a new surveillance regime, the 2016 Investigatory Powers Act, so in coming to a judgement the Chamber was considering the oversight regime at the time (and in the case of points 1...

The complaints in this case w...

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Europe to push for one-hour takedown law for terrorist content – TechCrunch

The European Union’s executive body is doubling down on its push for platforms to pre-filter the Internet, publishing a proposal today for all websites to monitor uploads in order to be able to quickly remove terrorist uploads. The Commission handed platforms an informal one-hour rule...

The European Union’s e...

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Privacy groups ask senators to confirm US surveillance oversight nominees – TechCrunch

A coalition of privacy groups are calling on lawmakers to fill the vacant positions on the government’s surveillance oversight board, which hasn’t fully functioned in almost two years. The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, known as PCLOB, is a little-known but important group that helps...

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California malls are sharing license plate tracking data with ICE – TechCrunch

A chain of California shopping centers is sharing its license plate reader data with a well-known U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) contractor, giving that agency the ability to track license plate numbers it captures in near real-time. A report from the Electronic Frontier Foundation revealed...

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EU parliament calls for Privacy Shield to be pulled until US complies – TechCrunch

The European Parliament has been making its presence felt today. As well as reopening democratic debate around a controversial digital copyright reform proposal by voting against it being fast-tracked, MEPs have adopted a resolution calling for the suspension of the EU-US Privacy Shield. The parliamentarians’ view...

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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...

[ad_1] The UK governmen...

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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...

[ad_1] The Irish High C...

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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...

[ad_1] Yet another defeat...

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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...

[ad_1] A big blow for Fac...

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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...

[ad_1] After debate ended...

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