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  • Data-security bill in House has some holes

    Data-security bill in House has some holes
    "Hackers steal personal information about millions of Americans" has become a distressingly familiar headline in the 21st century, as online thieves have repeatedly siphoned off customer data from retailers, financial services firms and other corporations. Now, a House committee is advancing a bill to set national standards for how companies should defend themselves against intrusions and how they should respond to data breaches. Unfortunately, the current version's proposed standards would eliminate some important protections for consumers that other state and federal laws provide.
  • Google Moves To Comply With EU's 'Right To Be Forgotten' Ruling

    Google has taken the first steps to meet a European ruling that citizens can have objectionable links removed from Internet search results, a ruling that pleased privacy campaigners but raised fears that the right can be abused to hide negative...

    Europe's highest court strikes a blow not for privacy but for censoring history

     Europe's highest court strikes a blow not for privacy but for censoring history
    Judges on Europe's highest court may have thought they were striking a blow for individual privacy when they ruled Tuesday that search engines could be ordered to stop linking to sensitive or older information about people online, even if it had been...

    Europe court ruling reboots Web privacy rules for Google, others

    Europe court ruling reboots Web privacy rules for Google, others
    In a sweeping ruling, Europe's highest court placed unprecedented power in the hands of consumers to determine what personal information can be displayed in Web search engine results. The so-called "right to be forgotten" case specifically targeted...

    Austrian data activist's suit against Facebook gets 25,000 plaintiffs

    Austrian data activist's suit against Facebook gets 25,000 plaintiffs
    VIENNA (Reuters) - Data protection activists challenging Facebook in a Vienna court said on Wednesday they had closed the list of plaintiffs after 25,000 people joined a campaign alleging that the social media giant had violated users' privacy. "We hoped...