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UK urged to review lobbying rules after former privacy chief joins law firm
On Thursday, global law firm Baker McKenzie announced it had hired former U.K. Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham just days after she left her role as the U.K.'s information commissioner, where she led the agency in charge of enforcing privacy rules against public bodies and private companies. 1
They're also usually subject to a two-year lobbying ban. 1
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Planned Parenthood LA Breach Compromises 400,000 Patients' Data
A security incident at Planned Parenthood's Los Angeles (PPLA) branch compromised personal data of about 400,000 patients, officials confirmed this week. 1
In its letters, PPLA wrote "we identified files that contained your name and one of more of the following: address, insurance information, date of birth, and clinical information, such as diagnosis, procedure, and/or prescription information." 1
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The infrastructure law just gave a boost to controversial driver-monitoring AI tech companies
"If you're absolutely upset, well, the car can know that," said one maker of driver-monitoring AI, which could get a boost from the new law. 1
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Indonesian Court Allows Internet Blocking During Unrest, Tightening Law Enforcement Control Over Users' Communications and Data
Indonesia's Constitutional Court dealt another blow to the free expression and online privacy rights of the country's 191 million internet users, that the government can lawfully block internet access during periods of social unrest.
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Android malware infected more than 300,000 devices with banking trojans
The initial apps in Google Play were safe, but the creators found a way around the Play Store's protections to install malware on Android users' devices. Here's how it happened and how to stay safe.
Senator Doubles Down On Data Privacy, Sends Letter to CFPB
Fresh off of a Senate committee hearing on data broker restrictions, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., published an open letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau requesting the agency stop credit agencies from selling the personal data of American citizens.
Google warns over 1M devices have been infected in 'Russian hack'
Google has taken action against a major hacking operation that it thinks has infected more than 1 million devices.
Russia blocks access to anonymous online Tor network
Russia has blocked the popular Tor network that allows users to remain anonymous online.
Microsoft Seizes Domains Used by a Chinese Hacking Group
Microsoft said it has seized control of servers that a China-based hacking group was using to compromise targets that align with that country's geopolitical interests.
EFF, Partners Launch New Edition of Santa Clara Principles, Adding Standards Aimed at Governments and Expanding Appeal Guidelines
WASHINGTON, D.C.- On Monday, December 6, at 10 am ET, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), standing up for public access to courts and transparency in patent litigation, will urge a panel of judges to unseal documents that a notorious patent troll is trying to hide.