Data Privacy

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Pegasus spyware can be uploaded via WhatsApp  hack and can spy on calls and chats, and remotely control the device’s microphone and camera. Photograph: Reuters/Dado Ruvic/File

Users of Facebook’s communications app WhatsApp were advised this week to update their software, following the discovery that a previously unknown wea(...)

The Data Protection Commissioner is Facebook’s lead regulator in Europe. File photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

The Data Protection Commission (DPC) has opened an inquiry into whether Facebook has breached European Union data protection laws over how it stored u(...)

Sidewalk Labs proposed Area1 and Area2 of Portland development. Photograph: Andrew Francis Wallace/Toronto Star via Getty

The former fish processing plant is so unremarkable that, at first, my taxi driver speeds right past it. He shrugs as we come to a stop in an empty pa(...)

The HSE was the worst performing of six national health service websites surveyed by eprivacy firm Cookiebot.

Users of Health Service Executive web pages about sensitive topics such as HIV, crisis pregnancy and cancer mortality are having their data “continuo(...)

Google’s chief privacy officer Keith Enright addresses the IIEA in Dublin on Thursday. Photograph: Lorcan Mullally/IIEA

Fines levied on multinationals and other organisations under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are likely to end up before Europe’s highes(...)

 Professor Sonia Livingstone has examined how children’s digital lives ’raise pressing questions about their capacity to act, and about the responsibilities of others, in ways that fulfil rather than undermine their rights’

Social media companies such as Twitter and Facebook should be forced to fund an independent body to teach children how to keep their data safe online,(...)

The House of Commons digital committee said ‘we need a radical shift in the balance of power between the platforms and the people’. File photograph: Getty Images

Facebook intentionally breached data privacy and competition law and should be subject to a new regulator to protect democracy and citizens’ rights, B(...)

Concluding an 18-month long investigation into “fake news” the committee accused Facebook of “intentionally and knowingly” violating data privacy laws

British MPs have called for a regulator to police content on social media sites, financed by a new levy on tech companies, and an inquiry into the eff(...)

The US Federal Trade Commission is investigating whether Facebook broke a consent order that it signed with the commission in 2011. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Facebook is in early talks with the US Federal Trade Commission over settling an investigation into privacy violations that could result in a record f(...)

Dr Paul Vixie, CEO of Farsight Security: “We are barely evolved monkeys, and everyone who has descended from monkeys is likely to be fascinated by a shiny object. But this thing where we are willing to trade off safety for convenience did not used to be true”

When even those who built the internet as we know it are warning of its insecurities and the deep privacy challenges it poses for society, you know th(...)

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