• Jul 15, 2020
  • Glyn Moody
  • Cybersecurity, General Privacy News, Governments, Surveillance,

Privacy-loving EU building massive travel surveillance system for visitors that will affect billions of people

As this blog has noted, for all its faults, the European Union’s GDPR represents one of the most important attempts to protect digital privacy. Although it concerns the EU and its citizens, it has had knock-on effects around the world. Against that background of supporting privacy, it’s disturbing to read a new report from Statewatch … Continue reading “Privacy-loving EU building massive travel surveillance system for visitors that will affect billions of people”

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  • Jul 29, 2019
  • Glyn Moody
  • Cybersecurity, General Privacy News, Governments,

What can we learn from Palantir’s secret user manual for police users of its big data software?

Two years ago, Privacy News Online wrote about the mysterious Palantir Technologies. It describes itself as a company that makes “products for human-driven analysis of real-world data“. It is a data analytics supplier at heart, but one that is working on some of society’s most sensitive data, notably the kind used by law enforcement to … Continue reading “What can we learn from Palantir’s secret user manual for police users of its big data software?”

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