Grandmother ordered to delete Facebook photos under GDPR

Grandmother ordered to delete Facebook photos under GDPR

The judge ruled the matter was within the scope of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).One expert said the ruling reflected the "position that the European Court has taken over many years".The case went to court after the woman refused to delete photographs of her grandchildren which she had posted on social media.

Refusing to unlock your phone? Jail. UK judge sentences activist under TERRORISM law

Refusing to unlock your phone? Jail. UK judge sentences activist under TERRORISM law

The leader of the anti-immigrant group Britain First was fined and given a suspended sentence for refusing to unlock his phone and computer to police after returning from a trip to Russia last year, under UK anti-terrorism laws.

WA to electronically track COVID-19 patients who defy isolation orders

WA to electronically track COVID-19 patients who defy isolation orders

The WA government will spend $3 million on GPS monitoring devices to help police track citizens who flout directions to quarantine or self-isolate at home.

What GDPR's first year says about data privacy regulation

What GDPR's first year says about data privacy regulation

Large companies are not immune from the effects of cumbersome regulatory schemes, but policies like the GDPR are more difficult on new entrants struggling to find footing in the market.

Why Location is Everything for Privacy Services

Why Location is Everything for Privacy Services

In a blog post explanation to users, Riseup defended its cooperation with government agents, sharing that the targets of the warrants were reported to be extortionists, but Walsh notes: …[T]he truth is that didn’t comply because it was taking a high moral stance – on the contrary – it attempted to resist the warrants.

How Australia Will Handle Cryptocurrency Hacks After Coincheck

How Australia Will Handle Cryptocurrency Hacks After Coincheck

What the Coincheck hack tells us about how Australian regulators will handle a cryptocurrency hack Hacks like the one on Coincheck expose gullible investors to risk, but it also means funds could be flowing undetected into the hands of money launderers and terrorists.

Did Australia Poke a Hole in Your Phone’s Security?

Did Australia Poke a Hole in Your Phone’s Security?

“Once WhatsApp, for example, builds a system at the behest of the Australians, everyone gets to use it,” said Nate Cardozo, the senior information security counsel on the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s legal team, who has studied the new law.

Travelling overseas? What to do if a border agent demands access to your digital device

Travelling overseas? What to do if a border agent demands access to your digital device

New laws enacted in New Zealand this month give border agents the right to demand travellers entering the country hand over passwords for their digital devices. Australia and New Zealand don’t currently publish data on these kinds of searches, but there is a growing trend of device search and seizure at US borders.