Data privacy

February 12, 2018 - 9:58 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German court has ruled that Facebook's insistence that users provide their real names violates the country's data protection laws. The Berlin state court ruled in a suit brought by the Federation of German Consumer Organizations that Facebook's "real name" clause violated the...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2014, file photo, founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation John Perry Barlow, co-founder & vice chairman of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, communicates with former NSA contractor Edward Snowden via video at the 2014 Personal Democracy Forum, at New York University in New York. EFF said in statement that Barlow passed away early Wednesday morning, Feb. 7, 2018 in his sleep at age 70. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, FIle)
February 08, 2018 - 5:18 pm
John Perry Barlow, an internet activist and lyricist for the Grateful Dead, has died. The digital-rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation said Barlow died early Wednesday in his sleep at home in San Francisco. He was 70. The cause of death was not immediately known. Barlow had been battling a...
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FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump, responds to reporters asking questions as he leaves the White House in Washington. Trump has signed an executive order disbanding his voter fraud commission. The White House in a statement blamed the decision on numerous states that have refused to provide voter information to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
January 04, 2018 - 6:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is disbanding his controversial voter fraud commission amid infighting, lawsuits and state officials' refusal to cooperate. On Twitter early Thursday he said states that wouldn't cooperate must know they have people voting illegally. Trump convened the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump, responds to reporters asking questions as he leaves the White House in Washington. Trump has signed an executive order disbanding his voter fraud commission. The White House in a statement blamed the decision on numerous states that have refused to provide voter information to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
January 03, 2018 - 10:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday disbanding his controversial voter fraud commission amid infighting, lawsuits and state officials' refusal to cooperate. Trump convened the commission to investigate the 2016 presidential election, after alleging...
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October 22, 2017 - 10:07 am
These are state-by-state responses to a request for detailed voter data from President Donald Trump's Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, which is investigating voter fraud. The information indicates whether a state is willing to comply with, is denying or is undecided on the...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. Silicon Valley is a uniquely American creation, the product of an entrepreneurial spirit and no-holds-barred capitalism that now drives many aspects of modern life. But the likes of Facebook, Google and Apple are increasingly facing an uncomfortable truth: it is Europe’s culture of tougher oversight of companies, not America’s laissez-faire attitude, which could soon rule their industry as governments seek to combat fake news and prevent extremists from using the internet to fan the flames of hatred. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
October 18, 2017 - 7:26 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union says that the one-year-old rules governing data transfers with the U.S. are working well but that some improvements can still be made to the system to guarantee EU citizens' privacy protection. The EU-US Privacy Shield agreement was imposed last year amid concerns...
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Max Schrems, front right, faces the media after leaving the High Court in Dublin, Ireland, Tuesday Oct. 3, 2017, as the legal case about social media transfer of personal data between international jurisdictions has been referred to Europe's highest court. Austrian lawyer and campaigner Max Schrems claims his privacy rights as an EU citizen have been breached through the transfer of his data by Facebook Ireland to US parent company Facebook Inc. (Brian Lawless/PA via AP)
October 03, 2017 - 8:44 am
LONDON (AP) — The European Court of Justice has been asked to consider whether Facebook's Dublin-based subsidiary can legally transfer users' personal data to its U.S. parent, after Ireland's top court said Tuesday that there are "well-founded concerns" the practice violates European law. In a case...
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October 02, 2017 - 5:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Credit report company Equifax said Monday that an additional 2.5 million Americans may have been affected by the massive security breach of its systems, bringing the total to 145.5 million people who had their personal information accessed or stolen. Equifax said the company it...
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September 18, 2017 - 6:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — State and federal authorities are proposing tougher regulations against Equifax and the entire credit monitoring industry after the company announced that personal information like Social Security numbers of about 143 million Americans was exposed. This is on top of the lawsuits...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2017, file photo, a sign marks a pick up point for the Uber car service at LaGuardia Airport in New York. Uber has agreed to protect customer data and audit the use of rider information in order to settle a complaint filed by the federal government. The Federal Trade Commission says Uber deceived customers by failing to secure data on where riders traveled and neglecting to monitor employee access to the information. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
August 15, 2017 - 2:11 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Ride-hailing service Uber has agreed to protect data and audit use of rider information to settle a complaint from the federal government that it deceived customers. The Federal Trade Commission, in a complaint settled on Tuesday, alleged that Uber failed to secure data about rider...
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