UK: Army spied on lockdown critics

A shadowy Army unit secretly spied on British citizens who criticised the Government’s Covid lockdown policies, The Mail on Sunday can reveal. Military operatives in the UK’s ‘information warfare’ brigade were part of a sinister operation that targeted politicians and Read More …

Infrastructure Companies Say Suppliers Pose a Growing Cyber Threat

Companies in critical infrastructure sectors say weak cyber defenses at suppliers are becoming a significant threat to their business, and that rules to boost security down the supply chain might be needed. While federal and industry rules for specific areas Read More …

US authorities release asylum seekers after leaking their data online

Nearly 3,000 immigrants seeking asylum in the United States have been released from custody after Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials inadvertently published their personal information online. Records including names, birth dates, nationalities and detention locations of 6,252 immigrants were Read More …

WhatsApp Ireland fined €5.5 million for breaches of GDPR

WhatsApp Ireland has been fined €5.5 million for breaches of GDPR. The Data Protection Commission (DPC) has also announced that WhatsApp Ireland has been given six months to bring its data processing operations into compliance. The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, Read More …

NSA asks Congress to let it get on with that warrantless data harvesting, again

A US intelligence boss has asked Congress to reauthorize a controversial set of powers that give snoops warrantless authorization to surveil electronic communications in the name of fighting terrorism and so forth. NSA director General Paul Nakasone told the Privacy Read More …

US Supremes deny Pegasus spyware maker’s immunity claim

The US Supreme Court has quashed spyware maker NSO Group’s argument that it cannot be held legally responsible for using WhatsApp technology to deploy its Pegasus snoop-ware on users’ phones. Facebook and its WhatsApp subsidiary sued the notorious Isreal-based software Read More …

Ireland fines Meta $414m for using personal data without asking

A legal saga between Meta, Ireland and the European Union has reached a conclusion – at least for now – that forces the social media giant to remove data consent requirements from its terms of service in favor of explicit Read More …

Twitter Probed in EU for Pre-Musk Data Leak of 5.4 Million Users

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission said Friday it decided to start a probe over reports that one or more datasets of users’ personal information “had been made available on the internet.” “These datasets were reported to contain personal data relating to Read More …

Eurozone plans to formalize passenger data, improve security

The European Commission last week proposed rules governing the use of Advance Passenger Information in a bid to strengthen border security. As commissioner for home affairs Ylva Johansson explained during a press conference, travel in and out of the Schengen Read More …

Apple should pay €6m to French data watchdog for tracking users without consent, says official

Apple tracked users without their consent and deserves to be fined €6 million, according to a top advisor to France’s data privacy watchdog. The Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés (CNIL) launched an investigation into Apple after a complaint Read More …