Minimum age of marriage for women should be raised to 21, says Shivraj Chouhan

Minimum age of marriage for women should be raised to 21, says Shivraj Chouhan

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday said the minimum age of marriage for women should be raised from the current 18 years to 21 years.

Singapore changes the rules and will now use COVID-19 contact-tracing app data in criminal cases

Singapore changes the rules and will now use COVID-19 contact-tracing app data in criminal cases

The Singapore government has decided to use data gathered by its TraceTogether COVID-19-coronavirus contact-tracing app in criminal investigations.Minister of State for Home Affairs Desmond Tan by saying that Singapore’s Criminal Procedure Code means its Police can obtain any data for criminal investigations, including data gathered by TraceTogether.

In Spain a "register" for those who refuse the vaccine: "It will be shared with EU countries"

In Spain a "register" for those who refuse the vaccine: "It will be shared with EU countries"

The vaccine will not be mandatory, said Health Minister Salvador Illa, but whoever decides not to do so will be included in a "register" which will then be shared with other European Union countries.

Trudeau government set to introduce privacy bill aimed at protecting Canadians

Trudeau government set to introduce privacy bill aimed at protecting Canadians

The Liberals have signalled their intention on the parliamentary notice paper to introduce a bill that would create the Consumer Privacy Protection Act and the Personal Information and Data Protection Tribunal Act. Story continues below advertisement.

Trudeau Liberals quietly draft plan to regulate information on internet in Canada

Trudeau Liberals quietly draft plan to regulate information on internet in Canada

OTTAWA, September 16, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government has drafted documents related to regulating the internet in Canada, a move critics say could have alarming implications for the country’s online free and independent press.

China to launch initiative to set global data-security rules: WSJ

China to launch initiative to set global data-security rules: WSJ

(Reuters) - China is launching an initiative to set global standards on data security, countering U.S. efforts to persuade countries to ringfence their networks from Chinese technology, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.

Peter Dutton confirms Australia could spy on its own citizens under cybersecurity plan

Peter Dutton confirms Australia could spy on its own citizens under cybersecurity plan

Dutton said law enforcement agencies would target terrorists, paedophiles and drug traffickers operating in the dark web – promising proposed new powers will apply “to those people and those people only”.

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.

Federal, NSW governments use Vodafone data to see if public is following COVID-19 restrictions

Federal, NSW governments use Vodafone data to see if public is following COVID-19 restrictions

Australia has become the latest country to track the movements of the public, with the federal and New South Wales governments having received the location data of millions of Vodafone Australia customers.

Australian Signals Directorate has already spied on Australians, boss confirms

Australian Signals Directorate has already spied on Australians, boss confirms

Noble said that “while much of our cybersecurity role, and the protection of Australia’s digital borders, is conducted domestically – ASD is prohibited by legislation from producing intelligence on Australian persons except in rare circumstances, and only then under the authority of a ministerial authorisation”.

Delhi Police film protests, run its images through face recognition software to screen crowd

Delhi Police film protests, run its images through face recognition software to screen crowd

This was also the first time Delhi Police used a set of facial images collected from footage filmed at the city’s various protest events to filter “law and order suspects” at the Prime Minister’s rally.

EU to relaunch push to regulate WhatsApp, Skype on privacy

EU to relaunch push to regulate WhatsApp, Skype on privacy

Keeping an eye on privacy issues The EU will relaunch its deadlocked effort to more closely regulate internet phone and message services such as WhatsApp, Skype and Messenger, a top bloc official said on Tuesday.

Priyanka Gandhi was warned by WhatsApp, says Congress

Priyanka Gandhi was warned by WhatsApp, says Congress

The Congress on Sunday claimed that party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had received a text message from WhatsApp alerting her to a possible privacy breach about a month ago, as did others whose phones were similarly hacked with the Pegasus spyware from the Israel-based technology and cyber intelligence firm, NSO Group.“When WhatsApp sent out messages to all hacked phones, one such message was sent to Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s mobile phone too.

Minister Floats Mandatory GPS for All Private Cars

Minister Floats Mandatory GPS for All Private Cars

BANGKOK — The government may soon require all vehicles on the road, including private cars and motorcycles, to install tracker devices and send location data to the authorities, a minister said Monday.

Boris Johnson's Secret Plan To Gather "Targeted And Personalised" Data Before Brexit

Boris Johnson's Secret Plan To Gather "Targeted And Personalised" Data Before Brexit

Boris Johnson has secretly ordered the Cabinet Office to turn the government's public internet service into a platform for "targeted and personalised information" to be gathered in the run-up to Brexit, BuzzFeed News has learned.

Exclusive: In a world first, Facebook to give data on hate speech suspects to French courts

Exclusive: In a world first, Facebook to give data on hate speech suspects to French courts

PARIS (Reuters) - In a world first, Facebook has agreed to hand over the identification data of French users suspected of hate speech on its platform to judges, France’s minister for digital affairs Cedric O said on Tuesday.

Your phone is not safe at the Canadian border

Your phone is not safe at the Canadian border

The Canadian laws that govern searches of digital devices at our borders must be updated and strengthened to protect the privacy of people in Canada. People in Canada need a legislated regime with built-in rights of challenge, as well as public transparency and reporting obligations.

Freedom of press in Europe no longer self-evident

Freedom of press in Europe no longer self-evident

The murder of the Slovak journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kusnirova in February provoked a wave of anger, resulting in Prime Minister Robert Fico’s resignation. However, half a year later, the state of press freedom in the country is still in limbo.

Ola Bini arrested in Ecuador

Ola Bini arrested in Ecuador

Ola Bini, @olabini, a world-renowned figure in the field of free software and defender of digital rights and privacy, was arrested at the airport in Quito, Ecuador at 3:20 p.m. local time on April 11, 2019.

UK ministers urge internet users to increase online security

UK ministers urge internet users to increase online security

And less than half of those surveyed do not always use a strong, separate password for their main email account. NCSC’s Technical Director Dr Ian Levy added: "Password re-use is a major risk that can be avoided - nobody should protect sensitive data with something that can be guessed, like their first name, local football team or favourite band.

Facebook asked George Osborne to influence EU data protection law

Facebook asked George Osborne to influence EU data protection law

When former chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne revealed his 11-year-old was “desperate to have a Facebook account”, he was invited to bring them to visit the firm's office The memo records Sandberg’s meeting with Osborne, as documented by Marne Levine, then Facebook’s vice-president of global public policy.

Revealed: Facebook’s global lobbying against data privacy laws

Revealed: Facebook’s global lobbying against data privacy laws

Facebook has targeted politicians around the world – including the former chancellor, George Osborne – promising investments and incentives while seeking to pressure them into lobbying on Facebook’s behalf against data privacy legislation, an explosive new leak of internal documents has revealed.

Japan lends its vision to 'Five Eyes' intelligence alliance

Japan lends its vision to 'Five Eyes' intelligence alliance

Aircraft from the U.S., Australia, Canada and New Zealand have been tasked with the bulk of surveillance, although British naval vessels also patrol the South China Sea. Japan has shared pictures of North Korean smuggling with each nation.

Privacy: We Can't Just Assume that Facebook Will Do Its Best

Privacy: We Can't Just Assume that Facebook Will Do Its Best

German Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection Katarina Barley of the center-left Social Democrats responds to Zuckerberg in an op-ed for ZEIT ONLINE. It is the responsibility of each social-media platform to ensure that actionable content is immediately deleted and not further disseminated.

Privacy: We Can't Just Assume that Facebook Will Do Its Best

Privacy: We Can't Just Assume that Facebook Will Do Its Best

German Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection Katarina Barley of the center-left Social Democrats responds to Zuckerberg in an op-ed for ZEIT ONLINE.

Coalition and Labor do deal on law enforcement access to encrypted messages

Coalition and Labor do deal on law enforcement access to encrypted messages

In a deal between the attorney general, Christian Porter, and his shadow, Mark Dreyfus, the government has agreed to limit the powers to investigation of “serious offences” and add new safeguards to agencies’ ability to demand tech companies build backdoors into their products.

Japan cybersecurity minister who doesn’t use computers says he’s also not familiar with cybersecurity

Japan cybersecurity minister who doesn’t use computers says he’s also not familiar with cybersecurity

At Thursday’s meeting of the Lower House Cabinet Committee, Sakurada — who also serves as minister for the 2020 Tokyo Games — faced his first question-and-answer session on a bill to revise the Basic Act on Cybersecurity.

Japan’s minister of cybersecurity has never used computer

Japan’s minister of cybersecurity has never used computer

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s minister in charge of cybersecurity is in the spotlight for acknowledging he has never used a computer and making comments showing he has no idea what a USB port might be.

Data is cheaper than cold drink in India, Modi tells in Japan

Data is cheaper than cold drink in India, Modi tells in Japan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a visit to Japan on Monday hailed India’s “tremendous progress” in the digital infrastructure, saying 1 GB data is cheaper than the a bottle of cold drink in the country.

Facebook and Google seek assurances from UK about impact of Brexit deal

Facebook and Google seek assurances from UK about impact of Brexit deal

Google’s UK head Ronan Harris is understood to have asked ministers about the potential impact of Brexit on laws around the transfer of data. Google’s advertising business relies heavily upon retaining user data, and Brexit will see the government have to form a new data-sharing agreement with the European Union.