Latest Electronic Privacy Information Center Stories

2014-10-04 06:49:23

The European Commission, acting under the EU Merger Regulations as the central European anti-trust body, has authorized the proposed acquisition of WhatsApp Inc. by Facebook, both US- based operations.

2014-04-01 16:27:12

Joins Other Public Interest Groups In Spelling Out Six Requirements For Big Data Policy SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog has told the

Privacy Groups File Complaint Over Facebook, WhatsApp Deal
2014-03-07 13:58:28

Two privacy groups have filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission saying Facebook’s purchase of WhatsApp could be an unfair trade practice...

Facebook Gets Flak From Privacy Groups
2013-09-05 09:23:27

Six privacy groups have sent a letter of complaint to the FTC about the proposed changes to Facebook's privacy policy.

Google To Pay $7M Fine For Street View Privacy Violations
2013-03-13 05:23:41

Google has agreed to pay a $7 million fine for gathering emails, passwords, web histories and other personal data from unsuspecting home wireless users during its Street View mapping project.

Facial Recognition Software Gets Wary Thumbs-Down By Senator
2012-07-19 13:21:46

The use of facial recognition technologies is growing. However, this technology has members of the US Senate concerned over privacy and civil liberties with its use.

NSA, Google Cyberattack Records To Remain Sealed, Court Rules
2012-05-14 03:17:53

Federal officials are not required to disclose National Security Agency (NSA) records related to a 2010 cyberattack on Google users in China under the Freedom of Information Act, an appeals court ruled on Friday.

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