Finland is cracking down on social media and online messaging providers ahead of a big European Union review.
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Korean mobile messenger giant Daum Kakao's co-CEO, in a radical statement, said that user privacy comes before the law in what will likely spark a fierce debate over privacy online in Korea.
The Victorian government has replaced the Information Privacy Act with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 to address the protection levels of personal information collected and used by public agencies.
The Australian Law Reform Commission has recommended a tort be implemented for serious invasions of privacy in the digital world, but has stepped back from a safe harbour proposal for internet companies that host content deemed to invade a person's privacy.
US law can apply anywhere in the world, so long as a technology company has control over foreign data, a court rules.
The Australian Law Reform Commission recommends new laws to cover serious invasion of privacy, but the current Attorney-General, Senator George Brandis, doesn't support the idea.
The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) has proposed that, within reason, "internet intermediaries" should not be held responsible for any privacy invasions conducted over their services.
After revelations that it had inspected a Hotmail customer's email as part of an internal investigation, Microsoft announced new rules last week. This week, following "uncomfortable" criticism of that policy, the company announced new rules: no inspections without a warrant.
Telstra has been found to have breached Australian privacy law last year, with 15,775 Telstra customers having their private information exposed online.
Spanish privacy watchdog said the merging of its 70 privacy policies into one broke the country's law. But the fine amounts to nothing for Google, which can make it back in minutes.
Google's recent move to unite all the privacy policies of its various services into a single offering has been slapped down by the Netherlands' privacy regulator.
Privacy invasion via drone, social media accounts, GPS tracking and metadata are some of the issues the Australian Law Reform Commission has suggested should be considered as part of a privacy law review.
The well-regarded Groklaw intellectual property law news and analysis site is closing because its founder, Pamela Jones, feels she can no longer trust email for the essential privacy she feels the site needs to continue.
Top tech law blogger Pamela Jones draws shutters saying there is no way to do Groklaw without email.
After being accused of invading the privacy of iPhone users, Google claims that it cannot be held accountable under U.K. law.
The only email service that you can trust with completely protecting your privacy is one that you build yourself.
Kim Dotcom's privacy company Mega prepares a 'cutting-edge' email encryption service.
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