A Google employee demonstrates  Google Glass. Photograph: Angel Navarrete/Bloomberg

After sitting through days of presentations, discussion panels and keynotes last week at the world’s largest security industry gathering, I cam(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel wants to have European data managed within Europe, by European firms subject to more stringent EU data protections. Photograph: Adam Berry/Getty Images

Organisations are grappling with how to address concerns about privacy in the wake of dat(...)

Attendees wear Google Glass while posing for a group photo during the Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco last May. In some cases, governments themselves are responding to privacy worries. Last week, Brazil changed its proposed data-protection law to require that citizen data be hosted within Brazil, prompting complaints from Facebook and Google. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

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What worries the US most, of all the elements in the proposed data protection regulation from Brussels? There must be plenty of concern: (...)