Privacy Shield: the American Lobbying Invasion

Privacy Shield: the American Lobbying Invasion

It is difficult to know the true extent to which American corporate interests and the US government continue to lobby the European Union and its member states on the US-EU Privacy Shield agreement. In March of this year, public records requests about Privacy Shield were sent to data protection authorities across the European Union. To date, the vast majority of EU data protection authorities have […]

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NSA Contractors Join Privacy Shield

NSA Contractors Join Privacy Shield

Did you really think that the European Union would protect your privacy? Don’t be so naive. The US-EU Privacy Shield program is supposed to give EU citizens greater data protections. As I wrote previously, the Privacy Shield program has several legal loopholes, which makes it look a bit like a block of Swiss cheese. To add insult to injury, not only does the Privacy Shield fail […]

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Los contratistas del NSA se unen al “Escudo de Privacidad”

Los contratistas del NSA se unen al “Escudo de Privacidad”

¿Alguien pensaba que la Unión Europea protegería nuestra privacidad? No seamos ingenuos. El escudo de protección EEUU-UE debería ofrecer una mayor protección a los ciudadanos de la unión. Como ya escribimos anteriormente sobre el programa Escudo de Privacidad tiene varios vacíos legales que lo hacen parecer un queso suizo. Para más INRI, el Escudo de Privacidad no solo es ineficiente para proteger los datos de […]

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Privacy Shield: More Holes than Swiss Cheese

Privacy Shield: More Holes than Swiss Cheese

What if your most intimate and private information was for sale to anyone in the world? What if anyone could find out your political beliefs, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, or even your medical history? In the US, it is legal for the private sector to collect and sell these types of personal information, and the government is powerless to stop it. Due to the US’ […]

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Governments Covertly Fund Internet Freedom Activists

Governments Covertly Fund Internet Freedom Activists

In September of 2012, a nonprofit from the Netherlands, Hivos, announced that it was launching a new fund called the Digital Defenders Partnership (DDP). The governments of the Netherlands, US, and UK created this new fund to “promote, secure, and advance human rights online.” Although the Digital Defenders Partnership is public, many of its contracts remain secret. The governments of the US, UK, Netherlands, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia […]

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New Snowden Documentary Censored Online

New Snowden Documentary Censored Online

In January, a leaked copy of the film Citizenfour was posted online. Citizenfour details how Edward Snowden leaked NSA documents, which revealed a massive government surveillance program. Soon after the film appeared online, copies of the film started to disappear from various websites. Copies of Citizenfour or links to the film have been removed from VodLocker.com, UploadC.com, Torrentz.eu, Youtube, and other websites. From links to […]

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