In a statement coordinated by the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC), PI and others underline the importance of trust in the digital economy. This can only happen by placing people’s fundamental rights to data protection and privacy first.
Privacy International and other campaigners are demanding that the EU enact urgent reforms to development aid and cooperation programmes after disclosures reveal their extensive use to train and equip security forces with surveillance techniques.
Documents disclosed to Privacy International reveal how the European Union has been using aid funds to finance the development of biometric identity systems in countries in Africa as part of its response to migration, and highlight urgent concerns.
The collaboration with PI seeks to explore how privacy and data protection issues and concerns can be incorporated into election observation methodology and operationalised in the election observation process. The Carter Center is a US based NGO that has been invited to observe 111 elections in 39 countries since 1989.
We are now close to receiving the final documents we demanded using the Freedom of Information Act from US agencies regarding their hacking activities, and we’re concerned with what we’ve seen thus far. You can find the disclosures here.
In a landmark decision that shines a light on widespread data protecton failings by the entire data broker industry, the ICO has today taken enforcement action against Experian, based in part on a complaint PI made in 2018.
As more and more of us feel compelled to cover our faces with masks, companies that work on facial recognition are confronted with a new challenge: how to make their products relevant in an era where masks have gone from being seen as the attribute of those trying to hide to the accessory of good
Today the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that the UK, French and Belgian bulk data collection or retention regimes (often referred to as ‘mass surveillance’) must be brought within EU law.