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EU lawmakers push leaders on data privacy

European Union lawmakers on Tuesday urged heads of state and government to endorse a proposal for beefed-up data privacy laws ahead of a summit in Brussels later this week.

dateOct 22, 2013 in Internet
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Dutch watchdog: Google WiFi data plan looks okay

Google Inc.'s plan to let people "opt out" of having their wireless network data used by the company's location services such as StreetView may be clumsy, but the Netherlands' privacy watchdog says it adheres to the letter ...

dateNov 16, 2011 in Internet
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Employers ask job seekers for Facebook passwords

(AP) -- When Justin Bassett interviewed for a new job, he expected the usual questions about experience and references. So he was astonished when the interviewer asked for something else: his Facebook username ...

dateMar 20, 2012 in Internet
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Web-monitoring software gathers data on kid chats

(AP) -- Parents who install a leading brand of software to monitor their kids' online activities may be unwittingly allowing the developer to gather marketing data from children as young as 7 - and to sell ...

dateSep 04, 2009 in Software
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German court overturns law on phone, e-mail data

(AP) -- Germany's highest court on Tuesday overturned a law that let anti-terror authorities retain data on telephone calls and e-mails, saying it posed a "grave intrusion" to personal privacy rights and ...

dateMar 02, 2010 in Telecom
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Germany takes legal steps against Facebook

(AP) -- A German data protection official said Wednesday he launched legal proceedings against Facebook, which he accused of illegally accessing and saving personal data of people who don't use the social ...

dateJul 07, 2010 in Internet
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FTC to fine Warner unit $1M over kids privacy

(AP)—The Federal Trade Commission is proposing to fine a unit of Warner Music Group Corp. $1 million for violating a child privacy law in the operation of fan websites for artists including Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, ...

dateOct 04, 2012 in Business
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Senator: Employers shouldn't seek site passwords

(AP) -- A Democratic senator from Connecticut is writing a bill that would stop the practice of employers asking job applicants for their Facebook or other social media passwords, he told The Associated Press on Thursday ...

dateMar 22, 2012 in Internet
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Germany: Mosley takes on Google in privacy fight

(AP)—Former Formula One boss Max Mosley is suing Google, claiming the search engine is breaking German privacy laws by providing links to websites hosting a hidden-camera video of him at a sadomasochistic sex party.

dateSep 28, 2012 in Internet
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