A U.K. House of Lords subcommittee has criticized the recent EU Court of Justice "right to be forgotten" ruling as being "unworkable, unreasonable and wrong in principle." The U.K. government says it plans to fight the measure.
Warning from the U.K. Information Commissioner's Office: Businesses that work with big data must ensure they still comply with EU data protection regulations, especially when it comes to keeping personal information private.
Google and Microsoft met with European regulators in Brussels July 24 to discuss their compliance with the "right to be forgotten" ruling and whether it should apply to all of their search engine sites - and not just those in Europe.
A controversial U.K. "emergency" surveillance bill has become law, just seven days after being introduced to Parliament. But a privacy rights group has already promised to challenge the new law in court.
The British government is seeking quick approval of an "emergency" blanket data retention law that would require U.K. telecommunications providers to store information relating to their customers' calls, texts and e-mails for 12 months.
The Obama administration has reached a deal with EU representatives, pending Congressional approval, to give EU citizens the right to file lawsuits, in certain circumstances, if the U.S. has violated their privacy rights.
If the NSA's meddling in NIST cryptography standards soiled the reputation of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, an amendment approved by the House of Representatives could help restore it.
A privacy activist's case against Facebook for allegedly sharing Europeans' personal data with the NSA in violation of EU data protection rules has been referred to the European Court of Justice for review.
The U.K. government's legal justification for spying en masse on British residents' online communications - Google searches, Facebook posts, Webmail - is questioned by privacy and Internet law experts as part of a case triggered by Edward Snowden's leaks.