Austria draft law would require real names for internet comments

Austria draft law would require real names for internet comments

There's even a potential conflict of interest -- the law might protect the ruling party's junior partner in government, the populist Freedom Party, from having to curb hate speech on its sites.

Most Companies Aren't Ready for California's Tough New Privacy Law

Most Companies Aren't Ready for California's Tough New Privacy Law

About half of the professionals surveyed currently fall under the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, a set of new privacy laws that went into effect in May. Of those professionals, half of them say their GDPR programs are helping them plan for California’s new rules.

Microsoft: It would be cruel to stop government agencies using facial recognition software

Microsoft: It would be cruel to stop government agencies using facial recognition software

"A sweeping ban on all government use clearly goes too far and risks being cruel in its humanitarian effect." Read more : Amazon investors are cranking up the pressure on Jeff Bezos to stop selling facial recognition tech to government agencies Smith referenced the fact that the National Human Genome Research Institute is using facial recognition to improve the diagnosis of DiGeorge syndrome , a rare, genetic disease, in Africans, Asians, and Latin Americans.

Vietnam accuses Facebook of violating new cybersecurity law

Vietnam accuses Facebook of violating new cybersecurity law

According to a Business Times report, the Vietnamese government has accused of violating its new cybersecurity law by allowing users to share anti-government posts on Facebook, the first reprimand since the legislation took effect on Jan 1.

Deleting Your Data, Reclaiming Your Online Privacy, and Wishful Thinking

Deleting Your Data, Reclaiming Your Online Privacy, and Wishful Thinking

Deleting Your Data, Reclaiming Your Online Privacy, and Wishful Thinking In both cases, personal data collection and tracking practices performed by all digital conglomerates will get in the way of winning your privacy back.

Cambridge City Council passes surveillance oversight ordinance in unanimous vote

Cambridge City Council passes surveillance oversight ordinance in unanimous vote

Last night, the Cambridge City Council unanimously voted to approve an ordinance requiring community control over police surveillance. The passage of the ordinance last night was the culmination of over two years of work by the ACLU, Cambridge residents, the City, and members of the City Council.

Opinion | Do You Have a Moral Duty to Leave Facebook?

Opinion | Do You Have a Moral Duty to Leave Facebook?

But such an action could also be wrong because we might be failing to participate in a collective action (that is, leaving Facebook) that would prevent the deterioration of democracy.

MHP introduces monitoring of employees' emotions

MHP introduces monitoring of employees' emotions

Myronivsky Hliboproduct (MHP), a large agricultural holding in Ukraine, with the purpose of boosting labor effectiveness introduced monitoring of employee's emotions, MHP Board Chairman Yuriy Kosiuk said at the fifth Conductors of Changes forum held in Kyiv on November 13.

Prison time, hefty fines for data privacy violations: draft U.S. Senate bill

Prison time, hefty fines for data privacy violations: draft U.S. Senate bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior Democratic U.S. senator on Thursday unveiled draft legislation that would allow hefty fines and as much as 20-year prison terms for executives who violate privacy and cybersecurity standards.

Travellers refusing digital search now face $5000 Customs fine

Travellers refusing digital search now face $5000 Customs fine

The new requirement for reasonable suspicion did not rein in the law at all, Mr Beagle said. Customs Minister Kris Faafoi said the power to search electronic devices was necessary. Border officials searched roughly 540 electronic devices at New Zealand airports in 2017.

Rule 41 Grants New Hacking Powers to FBI

Rule 41 Grants New Hacking Powers to FBI

The FBI and other law enforcement agencies will be able to search multiple computers across the country with a single warrant thanks to a controversial rule change that takes effect on Thursday.

Changing Our Approach to Anti-tracking

Changing Our Approach to Anti-tracking

In the near future, Firefox will — by default — protect users by blocking tracking while also offering a clear set of controls to give our users more choice over what information they share with sites.

Has the GDPR law actually gotten European news outlets to cut down on rampant third-party cookies and content on their sites? It seems so

Has the GDPR law actually gotten European news outlets to cut down on rampant third-party cookies and content on their sites? It seems so

A prequel report from RISJ, released a few weeks before the General Data Protection Regulation came into effect May 25, found that some news sites researchers looked at were worse than popular non-news websites when it came to third-party content.