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....The manufacturers of iesnare, a company called iovation, said it had "no access to information, such as the winning and losing history of players, nor do we have access to specific betting details". The company also said it was a third party that supplied the software and it was up to gambling companies to comply with data laws: "Every service contract signed by an iovation customer requires that the customer comply with respective data privacy laws, which includes the appropriate consent and notice provisions. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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Bookmakers' software under scrutiny image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 02:32:06 PM
....The manufacturers of iesnare, a company called iovation, said it had "no access to information, such as the winning and losing history of players, nor do we have access to specific betting details". The company also said it was a third party that supplied the software and it was up to gambling companies to comply with data laws: "Every service contract signed by an iovation customer requires that the customer comply with respective data privacy laws, which includes the appropriate consent and notice provisions. ...
Revealed: Rio Tinto's plan to use drones to monitor workers' private lives image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of December 2016 01:19:54 AM
....”. Vaile said Australia’s privacy laws were particularly weak in relation to employee records and a proposed mandatory data breach notification law under consideration by the Australian parliament contains too many loopholes to be of use to any Rio Tinto workers unhappy with the level of intrusion into their lives. ...
Poor security 'aided' Ashley Madison hack image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of August 2016 05:39:32 PM
....Canada's Office of the Privacy Commissioner (COPC) and the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner started an investigation into how Avid Life Media handled customer data soon after the attack. The report released this week revealed that Avid Life violated privacy laws in both countries thanks to the lax way it oversaw data that users surrendered to it when they signed up. ...
News site Gawker.com to shut down next week image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of August 2016 05:29:32 PM
....Media firm Univision agreed to buy Gawker Media for $135m (£103m) at a bankruptcy auction. Gawker filed for bankruptcy after losing a $140m privacy lawsuit brought by former wrestler Hulk Hogan, paid for by Paypal co-founder Peter Thiel. ...
Gawker Media sold to Univision in bankruptcy auction image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of August 2016 12:26:44 AM
....The firm outbid media rival Ziff Davis to seal the deal, which still hinges on approval from a bankruptcy judge. The sale comes after Gawker filed for bankruptcy protection in June to avoid paying damages after it lost a $140m invasion of privacy lawsuit brought by former wrestler Hulk Hogan. ...

Senior German ministers call for ban on wearing the burqa 
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of August 2016 02:39:09 PM
....Most eye-catching is a measure to loosen Germany’s notoriously strict medical confidentiality laws so doctors and therapists can report patients they believe may be a threat to public safety. The medical privacy laws faced intense international criticism after last year’s Germanwings plane crash, in which the co-pilot, Andreas Lubitz, deliberately flew his aircraft into the ground, killing everybody on board. ...

Apple tells mourning father to get court order to access son’s music, photos and 'memories'
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....” . A spokesman for Apple said that due to strict privacy laws it was not in a place to hand over data to the Hehir family without legal authority. ...

German couple arrested over bomb plot to extort €1m from Lidl
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 21st of July 2016 04:16:43 PM
....Prosecutors said the bombing, in which one person was injured, was part of an attempt by the couple to extort €1m (£835,000) from the supermarket chain. The couple were named only as Rüdiger D, 48, and Liana D, 54, under German privacy laws. ...
World-Check terrorism database exposed online image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of June 2016 12:50:09 PM
....World-Check Risk Screening contains details about people and organisations suspected of being involved in terrorism, organised crime and money laundering, among other offences. Access is supposed to be restricted under European privacy laws. ...
Topshop owner worth £4.3bn; store cleaners say wages don’t cover rent and food image
....” She was admitted to hospital for stress. In response to her allegations, Britannia told the Guardian it could not discuss personnel issues with the press due to data protection and privacy laws but pointed out they have a grievance procedure in place available to all members of staff. ...
Facebook to pay millions more in UK tax image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 4th of March 2016 09:21:28 AM
.... It agreed to pay £130m in back taxes in January, but the figure included a quarter of the sum related to Google’s company share options scheme. Facebook and others have come under fire for suspected data protection law violations across Europe, most recently in Germany where the Federal Cartel Office launched an investigation into suspicions of abuse of market share and the national privacy law. ...
Wellness programs at work: could your boss be spying on your health? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 29th of February 2016 12:00:06 PM
....“We strictly maintain complete employee confidentiality, and are fully compliant with all Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act [HIPAA] security and administrative protocols governing protected health information,” Castlight spokesman Jim Rivas said. “Castlight is 100% compliant with all federal privacy laws governing the handling of employee data. ...
Employer-sponsored wellness programs put your health privacy on life support | Pam Dixon image
.... But a recent report in the Wall Street Journal says that they can do just that. Most people think that the information collected in employer wellness programs is covered under health privacy laws, so they don’t worry about the personal information that gets collected. ...
Hundreds of students hit by data breach image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of February 2016 12:00:01 AM
. Personal details about hundreds of London-based research students were posted online in an apparent breach of data privacy laws. ...
The legislation used to protect children's privacy online: is it effective? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of February 2016 10:25:45 AM
....”. While children’s privacy laws are being rolled out or tightened around the world, there is a huge area around child online protection that is still not being addressed. ...
California’s pioneering anti-slavery law lacks punch, report says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 22nd of January 2016 04:52:56 PM
.... The more distant a company is from its source materials, the less control it has over the labor involved in their extraction, whether from fishing, mining, agriculture or another source. The complexity of reporting is further complicated by privacy laws. ...
Volkswagen criticized for withholding emails from states investigating scandal image
.... The Justice Department and German prosecutors are also investigating the automaker, which has said up to 11m vehicles worldwide had the software. With Volkswagen citing German privacy law, the New York attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, said the German automaker “has failed to pursue every avenue to overcome the obstacles” it has cited. ...
VW 'refusing to cooperate' with US probe into emissions scandal image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 8th of January 2016 06:16:45 PM
.... . "It has been slow to produce documents from its US files, it has sought to delay responses until it completes its 'independent investigation' several months from now, and it has failed to pursue every avenue to overcome the obstacles it says that German privacy law presents to turning over emails from its executives' files in Germany. ...
How to be a modern Sherlock Holmes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of December 2015 11:45:09 PM
.... "Nobody can work in the industry without a pretty good understanding of what's out there [on the internet]". He says while privacy laws have narrowed what data you are allowed to access, the "bucketloads" of private information available freely and legally on the internet have more than made up for that. ...
Telstra wins appeal against order to hand over journalist's own data image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of December 2015 05:13:59 AM
....A former Fairfax journalist, Ben Grubb, had been involved in a lengthy dispute with his mobile phone provider, Telstra, to gain access to a range of data about his phone usage held by the company. Under Australian privacy law, certain corporate and government entities must hand over personal information they hold on individuals when requested. ...
Apple worried by UK surveillance bill image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 21st of December 2015 10:01:24 PM
.... . US companies have long resisted extra-territoriality on the basis that if they accept they are obliged under UK law, then they fear other countries - they often point to Russia and China - will simply demand the same right, and that such assertions may conflict with the privacy laws of the countries in which the data is held. ...
Bank of China faces daily fine in US image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of December 2015 12:56:13 AM
....The state-owned lender is appealing the civil contempt order and fine of $50,000 a day starting on 8 December. It said it would be violating China's privacy law if it gave the information. ...
Morrisons sued by 2,000 staff over data breach image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of October 2015 01:37:47 PM
.... . “Whenever employers are given personal details of their staff, they have a duty to look after them,” Nick McAleenan, a data privacy lawyer at JMW, said. ...
Thousands of Morrisons staff to sue supermarket over data leak image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of October 2015 01:18:02 PM
.... Potential claimants include people who worked at Morrisons, its subsidiary Farmers Boy or former business Kiddicare before November 2014. Nick McAleenan, a data privacy lawyer at JMW Solicitors, said: “Whenever employers are given personal details of their staff, they have a duty to look after them. ...
Thousands of staff to sue Morrisons image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of October 2015 01:15:57 PM
....Now staff are arguing Morrisons should have done more to protect their data. "My clients' position is that Morrisons failed to prevent a data leak which exposed tens of thousands of its employees to the very real risk of identity theft and potential loss," said Nick McAleenan, a data privacy lawyer representing the staff. ...
How America lost the right to hold your data image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 10th of October 2015 04:00:02 PM
.... Max Schrems  Photo: PA. Schrems, a campaigner who says he became interested in data protection laws after attending a lecture in which a Facebook lawyer downplayed European privacy laws, saw this. ...
Box to open European data centres after ECJ privacy ruling image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of October 2015 08:54:52 PM
.... Aaron Levie, Box's co-founder and chief executive. Mr Levie, speaking last week ahead of the widely expected ECJ ruling, criticised “legacy” privacy laws that “make no sense”, but accepted there were good reasons why European countries would want personal data to remain inside the EU. ...
Privacy groups hail 'freedom from surveillance' in European court's Facebook ruling image
....The advertising industry was not pleased. “Today’s decision by the European Court of Justice jeopardizes thousands of businesses across the Atlantic,” said Mike Zaneis, executive vice-president of public policy and general counsel for the Interactive Advertising Bureau, who called the overturned provision “an efficient means to comply with EU privacy law”. ...
Microsoft battles US over 'drug' emails image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of September 2015 12:00:30 AM
....In 2014, a court ruled in favour of the government's claim that because it had jurisdiction over the US-based company, it could force it to hand over data it controlled, even if stored abroad. But Microsoft suggests that would put it in breach of privacy laws. ...
'eBay buyer returned smashed phone - and demanded £199 refund' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 4th of September 2015 11:03:46 AM
.... Let me assure you that we’ve looked into your complaint and taken the action that was required. Due to privacy laws I can’t share details about this seller’s account specifically. ...
German worker gets back pay for changing out of his overalls image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of August 2015 10:39:07 AM
.... . The mechanic, who has not been named under German privacy laws, sued his employer of 20 years, the local bus company in his home city of Oberhausen. ...
Facial recognition software: who will watch the watchers? image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 31st of July 2015 12:44:54 AM
.... Photographs can be shared with specific friends without uploading them to Facebook. The company’s current policy on facial recognition has made it the subject of a pending lawsuit in Illinois, which, along with Texas, has some of the nation’s strictest biometric privacy laws. ...
Facial recognition deemed 'creepy' by UK shoppers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of July 2015 06:15:06 AM
....Bricks and mortar shopping once seemed to be a far more private and anonymous experience than online shopping. This is fast disappearing and the challenge, not for the first time, will be for privacy laws to keep up with technological innovation. ...
Rap star 50 Cent files for bankruptcy image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of July 2015 04:20:48 PM
.... The tape was then leaked online. In addition to the $5m penalty, the jury was due this week to consider punitive damages in the invasion-of-privacy lawsuit. ...
Facebook taken to court over privacy image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of June 2015 11:28:13 AM
....The CPP said it took the decision because Facebook did not provide "satisfactory answers" to the questions it raised last month, according to a spokeswoman. The commission, which is working with German, Dutch, French and Spanish counterparts, accused Facebook of trampling on European privacy laws. ...
Belgium taking Facebook to court for tracking users around the internet image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Monday 15th of June 2015 01:36:36 PM
....Belgium’s Privacy Commission is to take Facebook to court over what it says is illegal tracking of the social network’s users. The case follows a report earlier where the commission said that Facebook was trampling on privacy laws. ...
Will college pay off? The answer may depend on the alternatives image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 14th of June 2015 12:00:11 PM
.... Similarly, picking a school that offers more merit aid, over one where you’d have to rely more on loans is probably a good plan. Don’t count on the colleges to give you accurate information about how their graduates are faring in the job market in the career you’re hoping to pursue: privacy laws mean they probably don’t know. ...
The rise of the connected machines image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 4th of June 2015 08:50:36 AM
.... “You may see custodians of data where you might sign away your personal data rights to an organisation of your choosing which then controls and manages it on your behalf. ” Dunn also foresaw ambulance-chasing lawyers pursuing companies that have broken data privacy laws on behalf of individuals. ...
Yahoo to face class action lawsuit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 28th of May 2015 01:39:36 AM
.... . There is estimated to be over one million members in the privacy lawsuit. ...
Could banks identify jihadi fighters? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 17th of May 2015 12:14:00 AM
.... . Both banks and law enforcement recognise the potential value in working more closely together and, within the limits of data privacy laws, sharing intelligence that can improve the quality and effectiveness of the information banks can provide to police and security agencies. ...
Finland builds submarine link to Germany to avoid US internet spying image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of May 2015 03:44:47 PM
.... . German privacy laws are particularly stringent due to its history of secret policing, and public concern about the internet was especially heightened there following the exposure of US spying by the former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden. ...
Telstra breached privacy law by refusing to give customer his metadata image
. Telstra breached Australian privacy law when it failed to hand over a journalist’s metadata to him, a watchdog has ruled. ...
Facebook battles to avoid landmark privacy trial image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 9th of April 2015 06:55:21 PM
.... . Mr Schrems, who says he has launched the action in a bid to tighten enforcement of European privacy laws, said Facebook was seeking to drag the case into a legal quagmire. ...
Facebook users sue site over data collection, demand compensation for privacy breaches image
....Facebook is being sued by about 25,000 of its users, as part of a case that says the site is conducting mass surveillance. The claim is part of a class action lawsuit being brought by European data protection campaigner Max Schrems, which says that Facebook’s data collection and like buttons breach privacy laws. ...
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of April 2015 03:20:24 AM
. Facebook is being sued by some 25,000 users for alleged violations of European privacy laws in a class action suit due in a Vienna court later. ...
Google blurs out home of Germanwings crash pilot Andreas Lubitz image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 30th of March 2015 09:06:59 PM
.... Andreas Lubitz . Germany has some of the strictest privacy laws in the world, with Lufthansa, Germanwings' parent company, claiming it was powerless to know the details of Lubitz's medical history amid reports he had suicidal tendancies. ...
Google faced with privacy lawsuits for snooping on Apple users without consent image
. Google could face a wave of privacy lawsuits in the UK after three people won the right to sue the search giant for snooping on their web browsing. ...
City Diary: Under pressure: Now the Walkie Scorchie whistles too image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 12th of December 2014 05:00:25 AM
.... By donating, supporters agree to share their personal information with both the Wikimedia Foundation and its service providers. According to the small-print, these service providers are based in the US and other countries “whose privacy laws may not be equivalent to your own”. ...
Disney and Skype 'used Luxembourg tax deals' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of December 2014 11:59:18 AM
....EY said that it "safeguards confidential client information" and provides "tax advice to clients in accordance with national and international law". "Professional standards, as well as privacy laws, require that EY safeguards confidential client information. ...
'Halifax is ignoring our requests to close our savings accounts' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of September 2014 03:05:26 PM
.... . “But we can confirm they do align with data privacy law and the Data Protection Act 1998, to ensure compliance. ...
Son of jailed investigator Peter Humphrey blames Glaxo for ordeal image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 8th of August 2014 07:53:41 PM
. Peter Humphrey, the British investigator hired by GlaxoSmithKline to investigate bribery allegations in China, was jailed for two-and-a-half years last night for breaching the country’s privacy laws. ...
Facebook privacy challenge attracts 25,000 users image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of August 2014 02:56:35 PM
.... It has been filed with the Commercial Court for Vienna, the 26 year old's home city. Among the allegations are that Facebook broke EU privacy laws by introducing:. ...
Singapore and US reach tax evasion deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of May 2014 07:59:07 AM
....This includes banks, investment funds and insurers, who will be required to regularly report US citizens' financial information to the Internal Revenue Service. Prior to any FATCA agreement, financial firms that reported information about their account holders risked violating local privacy laws. ...
Google under fire from European media tycoon image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 17th of April 2014 01:20:24 PM
....Mathias Dopfner, chief executive of Axel Springer, says his company is afraid of Google and its power. He also asks in the letter, addressed to Google boss Eric Schmidt, whether Google intends to create a superstate where anti-trust and privacy laws don't apply. ...

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