Germany’s highest court rules individual right to privacy applies to everyone, even non-Germans

Germany’s highest court rules individual right to privacy applies to everyone, even non-Germans

Germany’s Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof), the highest court in the country, has ruled that parts of a 2016 law that allowed monitoring of the internet activity of foreign targets outside of Germany are unconstitutional.

Arizona’s constitutional right to privacy extends to internet privacy, rules judge – other states left in the cold

Arizona’s constitutional right to privacy extends to internet privacy, rules judge – other states left in the cold

Notably, the court emphasizes that the Fourth Amendment of the federally binding US Constitution does not protect internet users from having their information handed over to law enforcement without a warrant because users willingly give that information to the third party (the ISP in this case).

Brazil to add digital data protection to fundamental rights

Brazil to add digital data protection to fundamental rights

Earlier this year, the National Authority for Personal Data Protection has also been created , with attributions including the creation of frameworks on how to handle information and guide organizations on how to adhere to the rules.

Phone and laptop searches at US border 'quadruple'

Phone and laptop searches at US border 'quadruple'

There were 33,295 searches of travellers' devices in the 2018 financial year. "And that would be a factor that might give an agent reasonable suspicion for a border search.".

Kenya Considers Protection of Privacy and Personal Data

Kenya Considers Protection of Privacy and Personal Data

This proposed law is therefore a welcome opportunity for the government to develop a model data protection framework that upholds individual privacy and safeguards the data of generations of Kenyans including those who are yet to come online.

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.

EPIC Supports Constitutionality of "Robocall" Law

EPIC Supports Constitutionality of "Robocall" Law

EPIC has filed a "friend of the court" brief in a case concerning the constitutionality of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the law the prohibits unwanted "robocalls." In Gallion v.

We Need Decoy Operating Systems on Smartphones

We Need Decoy Operating Systems on Smartphones

Whether it violates the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution or not, it’s an unfortunate fact that U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents routinely force travelers entering the country to unlock their phone for inspection under the threat of confiscation or prolonged detainment.

Attorney: School needs lesson on Fourth Amendment

Attorney: School needs lesson on Fourth Amendment

A public school district in Indiana has announced it will drug test students participating in extracurricular activities, a policy that is being criticized by a longtime civil liberties attorney.