China Prohibits ‘Deepfake’ AI Face Swapping Techniques

China Prohibits ‘Deepfake’ AI Face Swapping Techniques

The Chinese government’s revised Civil Code states that without subjects’ informed consent, no person can use deepfakes or other digital technologies to replace faces, except in exceptional circumstances stipulated by the law.

How much does your government spy on you? U.N. may rank the snoopers

How much does your government spy on you? U.N. may rank the snoopers

REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Illustration/File Photo Joseph Cannataci, the U.N. special rapporteur on the right to privacy, submitted the draft questionnaire - touching on everything from chatrooms to systematic surveillance - to the U.N. Human Rights Council, and invited comments by June 30.

Explainer: With new rules to snoop and censor on…

Explainer: With new rules to snoop and censor on…

Called the Intermediary Rules, 2011 , they are drafted under the Information Technology Act, 2000 that provides immunity to online platforms and internet service providers for content which is transmitted and published by end users.

Japan considers applying domestic privacy rules to global tech giants

Japan considers applying domestic privacy rules to global tech giants

The panel of experts released the finding Monday in a draft list of issues related to applying domestic privacy protection rules to global information technology giants.

Cybersecurity and human rights

Cybersecurity and human rights

In addition, should the drafted bill pass, INCD will have access to computers and the authority to collect and process information, all in the name of identifying cybersecurity infiltrators.

Submission on Argentina's Draft Law on the Protection of Personal Data, 2018

Submission on Argentina's Draft Law on the Protection of Personal Data, 2018

While these efforts have positive intentions, a number of concerns ought to be addressed with the aim of strengthening the data protection framework and Privacy International wishes to make a number of observations and recommendations based on our analysis of the draft law.

EU governments agree to tougher stance on e-evidence

EU governments agree to tougher stance on e-evidence

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU governments agreed on Friday to toughen up draft rules allowing law enforcement authorities to get electronic evidence directly from tech companies such as Facebook (NASDAQ: ) and Google (NASDAQ: ) stored in the cloud in another European country.

In a court filing, Edward Snowden says a report critical to an NSA lawsuit is authentic

In a court filing, Edward Snowden says a report critical to an NSA lawsuit is authentic

Snowden’s signed declaration, filed on October 31, confirms that one of the documents he leaked, which the EFF relied heavily on for its case, is an authentic draft document written by the then-NSA inspector general in 2009, which exposed concerns about the legality of the Bush’s warrantless surveillance program — Stellar Wind — particularly the collection of bulk email records on Americans.

Lawmakers Drafting Bill That Would Allow Social Media Checks Before Gun Purchase

Lawmakers Drafting Bill That Would Allow Social Media Checks Before Gun Purchase

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – Two New York lawmakers are working to draft a bill that would propose a social media check before a gun purchase.

Donald Trump: White House drafts order to investigate Google, Facebook business practices

Donald Trump: White House drafts order to investigate Google, Facebook business practices

If signed, the order would represent a significant escalation of Trump’s antipathy toward Google, Facebook, and other social media companies, whom he has publicly accused of silencing conservative voices and news sources online.“Social Media is totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices," Trump said on Twitter in August.

Petition · European Parliament: Stop the censorship-machinery! Save the Internet! · Change.org

Petition · European Parliament: Stop the censorship-machinery! Save the Internet! · Change.org

For the next vote we need as many as possible supporters. This is intended to send a clear, Europe-wide message from both critics and activists against the copyright law reform and in favour of freedom of information.