Nordic countries grill Facebook on privacy
Data protection agencies in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland have quizzed social network giant Facebook on its management of users' private information, they said Tuesday.
US senators unveil mobile privacy, data theft bills
US senators introduced bills on Wednesday aimed at protecting the privacy of mobile phone users and safeguarding personal information of consumers stored online.
EU regulators on Facebook's case over tagging rollout
Privacy regulators are pushing European counterparts to block aspects of a controversial Facebook feature that suggests names for people in newly-uploaded photographs.
Google threatens to shut down Swiss Street View
(AP) -- Google is threatening to wipe photographs of streets and houses in Switzerland from its online maps unless the country's supreme court overturns a ruling requiring an absolute guarantee of anonymity ...
Belgium probes Google's Street View
Belgium became Thursday the latest European country to investigate Google's Street View picture map after cars taking pictures for the programme collected private data.
EU nations divided on use of airport body scanners
(AP) -- European nations were sharply divided Thursday over the need to install full-body scanners at European airports, with some EU members playing down the need for beefed-up security measures.
Experts meet to hash out web privacy rules
Hundreds of privacy experts from around the world met in Madrid on Wednesday for a three-day conference which aims to arrive at a global standard for the protection of personal data.
Google pledges more blurring in Switzerland
(AP) -- Google Inc. said Wednesday its Street View service will blur some pictures from Switzerland even more after a Swiss official said the images were violating the country's strict privacy laws.
Unclear what happens to personal info with Clear
(AP) -- More than a quarter million people are wondering what will happen to their fingerprints, Social Security numbers, home addresses and other personal information now that a company that sped them through ...
Is personal data safe at firms?
Making rules can be just as difficult as complying with them. Dutch researcher Marieke Thijssen investigated how well the Personal Data Protection Act (Dutch acronym Wbp) is harmonised with other rules that firms must comply ...
Google to reshoot street views of Japanese cities
(AP) -- Google said Wednesday it will reshoot all photos in Japan for its Street View service after residents complained the 360-degree panoramic images provided a view over the fences around their homes.
Greece bars Google's Street View pending details
Greece's data protection agency Monday barred Google from taking any more images on the nation's streets for its Street View feature, pending "additional information" from the US search engine service.
EPA to test air outside schools, but has largely ignoring its peer-reviewed screening tool
After ignoring its own research for most of the last decade, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this spring will test the air outside dozens of schools across the nation that are close to industrial polluters.
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