Privacy / Data Protection

WikiLeaks, key player in 2016 U.S. election, suffers brief outage

WikiLeaks, key player in 2016 U.S. election, suffers brief outage

Published 31/08/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secret-spilling website WikiLeaks, a pivotal player in the email leaks that buffeted the 2016 U.S. presidential election, suffered a brief outage on [more…]

China targeting U.S. election infrastructure with cyberattacks, says O’Brien

China targeting U.S. election infrastructure with cyberattacks, says O’Brien

Published 09/08/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Chinese government-linked hackers have been targeting U.S. election infrastructure ahead of the 2020 presidential election, White House National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien [more…]

Exclusive: India data-curb plan ‘anathema’, U.S. tech giants plan pushback

Exclusive: India data-curb plan ‘anathema’, U.S. tech giants plan pushback

Published 09/08/2020

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India’s plan to regulate “non-personal” data has jolted U.S. tech giants Amazon, Facebook and Google, and a group representing them is [more…]

Barclays being probed by UK privacy watchdog on accusations of spying on staff

Barclays being probed by UK privacy watchdog on accusations of spying on staff

Published 09/08/2020

(Reuters) - Barclays Plc (BARC.L) is being probed by the United Kingdom’s privacy watchdog, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), over allegations that the British bank [more…]

Republican senators back plan to sell TikTok’s U.S. operations

Republican senators back plan to sell TikTok’s U.S. operations

Published 02/08/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Several Republican senators on Sunday backed a plan by China’s ByteDance to divest the U.S. operations of TikTok after President Donald Trump [more…]

Australian regulator says Google misled users over data privacy issues

Australian regulator says Google misled users over data privacy issues

Published 27/07/2020

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia’s competition regulator on Monday accused Alphabet’s Google of misleading consumers to get permission for use of their personal data for targeted [more…]

TikTok under scrutiny in Australia over security, data concerns

TikTok under scrutiny in Australia over security, data concerns

Published 20/07/2020

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia is scrutinising the popular Chinese-owned social media TikTok platform for any risks it may pose to users from around potential foreign [more…]

Some K-Pop stars’ accounts on TikTok’s sister app in China, Douyin, blocked from view

Some K-Pop stars’ accounts on TikTok’s sister app in China, Douyin, blocked from view

Published 17/07/2020

SHANGHAI/SEOUL (Reuters) - Some K-pop stars’ accounts have been blocked from view on TikTok’s China equivalent Douyin, Reuters’ checks showed on Friday, days after South [more…]

EU top court to rule in landmark Facebook, Schrems privacy case

EU top court to rule in landmark Facebook, Schrems privacy case

Published 13/07/2020

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Europe’s top court will on Thursday rule on the legality of tools companies use to transfer Europeans’ data around the world, in [more…]

Huawei to request UK to delay 5G network removal – The Times

Huawei to request UK to delay 5G network removal – The Times

Published 12/07/2020

(Reuters) - China’s Huawei Technologies has requested a meeting with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to work out a deal to delay its potential removal [more…]