Aside from revealing the names of specific programs that the government has been using to violate the privacy of all and sundry, to most people who have been keeping track of what’s going on over the past twenty years or more, nothing Edward Snowden has so far revealed is news.
Australians should have their rights to online privacy enshrined in legislation, according to a new Parliamentary report. Offenders would then risk being taken to court and sued for violating the privacy of their victims or collecting too much personal data.
I have OPTIMUS 2x and if I plan to sell it, I want to remove my personal data from it. I know that external SD cards can be formatted with different (repeating format and data overwriting techniques) but my phone has internal 16gb which has some personal data in it. I can format it but the data will still be there?
Despite storing the personal data of its customers without informing them via its privacy statement, the Australian privacy Commissioner has no ability to impose any penalty whatsoever upon Lush Cosmetics.
Stepped-up personal computer monitoring of federal workers worries privacy advocates Government workers have extended known their bosses can look over their shoulder to monitor their computer activity. But now, prompted by the WikiLeaks scandal and concerns over unauthorized disclosures, the government is secretly capturing a far richer, … Read much more on Washington Post
I'm sure that many of you have heard of CISPA, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. This act is about information sharing between the Federal Government and private entities on your activity online.