BREIN Says Piracy Intermediaries Are Its Next Target

BREIN Says Piracy Intermediaries Are Its Next Target

BREIN, the active and prolific Dutch anti-piracy group that is usually targeting large platforms and content distribution networks, is now laying out a more encompassing plan.

Dutch national broadcaster saw ad revenue rise when it stopped tracking users. It's meant to work like that, right?

Dutch national broadcaster saw ad revenue rise when it stopped tracking users. It's meant to work like that, right?

Johnny Ryan, chief policy officer at privacy-focused browser biz Brave, has reported on how ad revenue increased when Dutch national broadcaster NPO stopped running third-party trackers on its online video website.

Dutch watchdog to investigate TikTok's use of children's data

Dutch watchdog to investigate TikTok's use of children's data

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Dutch privacy watchdog said on Friday it would investigate how Chinese-owned social media app TikTok, which has become hugely popular during the COVID-19 pandemic, handles the data of millions of young users.

Netherlands commits to Free Software by default

Netherlands commits to Free Software by default

In an open letter to the Parliament, the Dutch minister for internal affairs Raymond Knops commits to a "Free Software by default" policy and underlines its benefits for society.

Welfare surveillance system violates human rights, Dutch court rules

Welfare surveillance system violates human rights, Dutch court rules

In the UK, where the government is accelerating the development of robots in the benefits system, the chairman of the House of Commons work and pensions select committee, Stephen Timms, said: “This ruling by the Dutch courts demonstrates that parliaments ought to look very closely at the ways in which governments use technology in the social security system, to protect the rights of their citizens.”.

WeLeakInfo gets pwned by FBI; Dutch, N. Irish police arrest alleged breach brokers

WeLeakInfo gets pwned by FBI; Dutch, N. Irish police arrest alleged breach brokers

In an announcement of the seizure of the domain posted Thursday by the US Justice Department, the DOJ alleged that WeLeakInfo allowed its users to access "a search engine to review and obtain the personal information illegally obtained in over 10,000 data breaches containing over 12 billion indexed records—including, for example, names, email addresses, usernames, phone numbers, and passwords for online accounts."

Dutch data regulator criticizes banks' use of payment data for ads — Quartz

Dutch data regulator criticizes banks' use of payment data for ads — Quartz

The bank said in an email that it was in talks with the regulator and that does not currently “send its customers personal offers for relevant ING products and services based on transaction data, and will not start these practices for the time being either.”.

Windows 10, Office Online users get new warning over data privacy

Windows 10, Office Online users get new warning over data privacy

Netherlands authorities last year cited eight undocumented privacy issues with ProPlus versions of Office 2016 and Office 365 that allowed Microsoft to collect Dutch-created user content from the apps that was stored on US servers and potentially exposed to US law enforcement.

New DPIA on Microsoft Office and Windows software: still privacy risks remaining (short blog)

New DPIA on Microsoft Office and Windows software: still privacy risks remaining (short blog)

On behalf of the Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security, Privacy Company has investigated the privacy risks related to the use of Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise, Office 365 ProPlus and Office Online, as well as the mobile Office apps.

Google admits workers listen to private audio recordings from Google Home smart speakers

Google admits workers listen to private audio recordings from Google Home smart speakers

In a statement, the company said a small number of anonymous recordings were transcribed by its experts, and revealed that an investigation had been launched after some Dutch audio data had been leaked.

Google contractors are secretly listening to your Assistant recordings

Google contractors are secretly listening to your Assistant recordings

VRT, with the help of a whistleblower, was able to listen to some of these clips and subsequently heard enough to discern the addresses of several Dutch and Belgian people using Google Home — in spite of the fact some hadn’t even uttered the words “Hey Google,” which are supposed to be the device’s listening trigger.

Aggression Detectors: The Unproven, Invasive Surveillance Technology Schools Are Using to Monitor Students

Aggression Detectors: The Unproven, Invasive Surveillance Technology Schools Are Using to Monitor Students

The students were helping ProPublica test an aggression detector that’s used in hundreds of schools, health care facilities, banks, stores and prisons worldwide, including more than 100 in the U.S. Sound Intelligence, the Dutch company that makes the software for the device, plans to open an office this year in Chicago, where its chief executive will be based.

Bellingcat - Locating The Netherlands' Most Wanted Criminal By Scrutinising Instagram - bellingcat

Bellingcat - Locating The Netherlands' Most Wanted Criminal By Scrutinising Instagram - bellingcat

A fugitive convict from the Netherlands is taunting Dutch police with provocative pictures and videos from Iran, playing a game of “catch me if you can” on Instagram.

Dutch surgeon wins landmark 'right to be forgotten' case

Dutch surgeon wins landmark 'right to be forgotten' case

However, in what is said to be the first right to be forgotten case involving medical negligence by a doctor, the district court of Amsterdam subsequently ruled the surgeon had “an interest in not indicating that every time someone enters their full name in Google’s search engine, (almost) immediately the mention of her name appears on the ‘blacklist of doctors’, and this importance adds more weight than the public’s interest in finding this information in this way”.

Uber fined €1M for 2016 data breach by European privacy watchdogs

Uber fined €1M for 2016 data breach by European privacy watchdogs

The Dutch Data Protection Authority (Dutch DPA) just announced it’s imposing a €600,000 fine on Uber and its Dutch subsidiary Uber B.V. for violating Dutch data breach regulation in 2016.

Microsoft Office collects email data in breach of GDPR, regulator rules

Microsoft Office collects email data in breach of GDPR, regulator rules

Dutch investigators said they had found large scale collection of personal data through Office, which Microsoft collected without informing users. However, the report found that Microsoft does collect data including email subject lines and snippets of content.

Microsoft Violates GDPR by Covertly Collecting MS Office Data

Microsoft Violates GDPR by Covertly Collecting MS Office Data

More specifically, at fault of breaking the EU regulations is the telemetry data collection mechanism utilized by Microsoft Office, as reported by Dutch authorities. Apparently, Microsoft collects up to 25,000 types of Office events data which is accessible to at least 30 engineering teams.

Dutch government report says Microsoft Office telemetry collection breaks GDPR

Dutch government report says Microsoft Office telemetry collection breaks GDPR

Investigators said that Microsoft collects up to 25,000 types of Office events, data which is made available to up to 30 engineering teams.