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MEPs call on European Commission to suspend Privacy Shield framework

MEPs have called on the European Commission to suspend the EU-US Privacy Shield framework for personal data transfers, saying it fails to provide enough data protection for EU citizens.

EU’s new data privacy law creates headaches for American banks

What happens when a cookie of a European lands in the server of a community bank in the U.S. if, on an off-chance, the Brit browses the bank’s website?

Facebook to be a “hostile environment” for terrorists

Facebook said it wanted to make its social media platform a "hostile environment" for terrorists in a statement issued after attackers killed seven people in London.

EU forces Facebook and YouTube to censor hate speech

The European Union has approved a proposal to implement Europe's very first mandatory social media restrictions.

EU fines Facebook over WhatsApp acquisition

Facebook also claims that the legal challenge against user data transfers from the EU to US was “deeply flawed”, and that sufficient privacy protections are already in place.
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‘Leaked’ NSA hacking tool used in large scale international ransomware attack

Cyber attacks that hit 12 countries across Europe and Asia Friday, impacting the public health system in Britain, apparently involved a leaked hacking tool from the National Security Agency.
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Emmanuel Macron’s campaign emails leaked online

Some nine gigabytes of data were posted by a user called EMLEAKS to Pastebin, a document-sharing site that allows anonymous posting.

Facebook warns the EU for “enormous” crisis

Facebook also claims that the legal challenge against user data transfers from the EU to US was “deeply flawed”, and that sufficient privacy protections are already in place.

EU data protection watchdogs concerned about Microsoft’s Windows privacy settings

Microsoft uses data collected through Windows 10 for different purposes, including advertising, the group said in its statement said.

European Union data privacy watchdogs want guarantees from the US

Officials responsible for protecting the privacy of data in the 28 European Union countries are particularly concerned about any impact Trump's order may have on a framework hammered out last year to enable companies to seamlessly transfer Europeans' data across the Atlantic.

European parliament calls for more protection for whistleblowers

Whistleblower protection has been a controversial subject ever since American intelligence analyst Edward Snowden broke the story on the American National Security Agency's massive surveillance program in 2013, forcing him to go into hiding, where he has advocated for whistleblowers.

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