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The EU has a lot of laws regulating the privacy of personal data which tell companies when, how and under which conditions they may store information about their users. GDPR is the most notorious of ...

In a recent comment Kdog alludes to: ...those guys that think electronic surveillance and wiretapping semantic differences are somehow important. In the US, is this distinction procedurally ...

Quite recently (in April), Telegram has been banned/blocked in Russia for refusal to give up encryption keys to Russian agencies. Telegram's defence was built around the fact that they don't even have ...

All companies, charities, websites, NGOs and even government entities in Europe are scrambling to begin complying with GDPR. It seems that pretty much anyone who as much as stores a list of customer ...

A campaign volunteer contacted me about my voting choices for this November election... which wouldn’t be noteworthy hadn’t he addressed me by my wife’s name. When I asked about how they had ...

Why does Modi administration want SIM cards to be linked to Aadhaar card, especially when "mobile theft" is a big business in India ?

The name of the dead suspect for the Münster attack is “Jens R.”, according to ZDF. Is it normal for the German government to only release a partial name for a crime as serious as this? (Assuming ...

Background: One of the bigger news stories of this week is that a firm called Cambridge Analytica obtained data from Facebook, which was then analyzed and sold to politicians for the purposes of ...

Reparative Therapy, sometimes called Conversion Therapy or "Pray away the Gay" is a form of counseling which is sought by some people in order to change a perceived sexual orientation. While there is ...

China is contemplating the creation of a Social Credit System in which privileges and penalties less significant than incarceration or a fine would flow from data compiled about a person in a manner ...

According to this article, Putin has signed two laws that further limit freedom of expression (law source): Two new laws in Russia jeopardize the privacy and security of internet users and aim to ...

This article by wjhl.com talks about the crime-solving benefits provided by cameras installed in traffic intersections in Johnson City, Tennessee. I have seen these same kinds of cameras also in ...

Almost regularly there is news on this or that US (internet) company that must adapt its practices for European customers, since they tend to be too lax with regards to privacy protection according to ...

When my children were born, I was offered additional copies of their birth certificates (at a cost!) by the registrar's office. I thought this might be useful, so I took a few extra copies. Note that ...

The upcoming General Data Protection Regulation of the EU has some strong provisions including penalties for mis-managing data. I don't understand though how it can be enforced outside of Europe, ...

In 2013, Reuters reported that the Snowden leaks reveal how the NSA has been giving information to a division of the DEA called the Special Operations Division. Apparently they've been using this ...

Do you know of a platform for online petitions that has the option to deliver signature information to designated target only? AFAIK, in my home country, people who sign petitions to government must ...

Are the kinds of surveillance bills that are being developed in the UK (the investigatory powers bill) and the USA (the new draft encryption bill) really needed? Is it not the case that the ...

I'm sad to say I'm interested in voting for someone who isn't very popular in my household, because I find the household's preferred candidate abhorrent. After months of keeping quiet on my voting ...

The international Safe Harbor Privacy Principles were declared invalid by the European Court of Justice in October 2015. Is it known whether the behavior of companies storing consumer data and ...

As I discuss in my question here, in January 2014 the Republican National Committee unanimously passed "Resolution to Renounce the National Security Agency's Surveillance Program", referring to the ...

One of my friends claims that If you vote in the 2014 US Congress election, any person can find out who you voted for. I searched around, and the consensus appears to be that this is not allowed ...

When there were revelations during the Bush administration that the National Security Agency was conducting warrantless surveillance of phone calls and emails, Democrats generally opposed the NSA's ...

Occasionally on websites you see a link labeled "Impressum", and on clicking it it invariably shows a German-looking name and contact information in Germany. Looking "Impressum" up on Wikipedia, I was ...

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