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Workplace Privacy Concerns

EU Law Raises Workplace Privacy Concerns

A judgement was passed in January by the European Court of Human Rights that may set a precedent regarding if companies can legally monitor workers’ chats. This ruling came in the case of Bărbulescu v. Romania, in which a worker was fired for using a…

The Netherlands Officially Rejects Encryption Backdoors

The Netherlands Officially Rejects Encryption Backdoors

This week, the Netherlands government publicly announced support for encryption as an essential tool to safeguard online privacy. This announcement reinforced the importance of encryption, and rejected the encryption “backdoors” that are being pushed for in the United States and some other countries…

UK Investagatory Powers Bill

New UK Draft Law Prohibits “Unbreakable Encryption”

The US took a step in the right direction on the issue of encryption a few weeks ago, when the government officially announced they would not be seeking “backdoors” into encrypted communications (at least not for now). It comes as a bit of…

French Surveillance Law

The Surveillance Continues: France Ratifies Its Own Surveillance Law

Not long after CISA – a US surveillance bill – passed through the US Senate and continued forward, France has ratified a surveillance law of its own. As stated by Access, this law “threatens privacy worldwide,” as it allows France to conduct mass…

VPN Provider Survey from European Commission

European Commission Sends Survey to VPN Providers, Asks Indirectly About Bypassing Geo-restricted Content

A few days ago, a survey was sent to select VPN providers by the European Commission. The survey included questions regarding the services provided and geographic locations serviced by each company. The survey also asked for information on user-base, in an attempt to…

United Nations Names Online Privacy as a Universal Human Right

Online privacy, the focus of a hotly debated and controversial fight between governments, corporations and citizens worldwide, is now a universal human right. The United Nations unanimously voted today to adopt a resolution calling for “Online Privacy” to be recognized as a human…

Act to Protect Your Privacy; Say “NO” to a Global Surveillance State!

In previous posts we’ve talked about what the United States Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) is and the need to update it. We’ve also talked about the leadership Texas has shown in passing its ECPA amendment to ensure email privacy in Texas and…