UK bulk spying challenge in European Court of Human Rights – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Legal representatives of the UK government faced a raft of questions today from judges sitting in the European Court of Human Rights hearing a challenge to intelligence agencies’ bulk collection practices brought […]

EU uses Privacy Shield review to press for reform of U.S. foreign surveillance law – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch A one-year-old data transfer mechanism that’s used by thousands of companies to authorize transfers of personal data between the European Union and the U.S. for processing has been given the thumbs up […]

Legal fight against UK state hacking seeks crowdfunds – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Privacy rights group, Privacy International, is running a crowdfunding campaign to try to raise funds to help cover its legal costs as it continues to challenge the UK government’s use of hacking […]

EU states’ data retention laws still violating privacy rights, report warns – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Two legal judgements at the highest level in Europe in recent years have reaffirmed that all Member States’ data retention regimes must comply with core principles of legality, necessity, and proportionality in […]

UK surveillance law still fuzzy on decryption rules for comms providers – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch A little more detail has emerged about how a key component of the controversial UK surveillance law, the Investigatory Powers Act, which was passed at the end of last year, is likely to function — after a […]