Surveillance

Dutch telecoms operator fined over wiretapping risks

The Netherlands’ telecommunications regulator has issued a €450,000 penalty against one of the country’s major providers for failing to put in place necessary measures to prevent unauthorised access to wiretapping data.

01 September 2022

Data retention rulings could be turned against spyware

MEPs have heard that the European Court of Justice’s rulings on data retention could provide an angle of legal attack on the use of spyware, as lawmakers struggle with the possibility of conflict between Brussels and the member states.

31 August 2022

Data Changemakers: Caroline Wilson Palow

Privacy International legal director and general counsel Caroline Wilson Palow says transparency is the key to creating a productive dialogue between civil society and the private sector.

12 August 2022

Data Changemakers: Sarah Chander

European Digital Rights senior policy advisor and AI lead Sarah Chander says policymakers, industry and civil society groups need to rethink the notion of the digital rights holder and challenge the “computational infrastructure” of Big Tech.

05 August 2022

EU watchdogs criticise chat control regulation

The EDPS and EDPB have adopted a joint opinion on a regulation proposal to combat child sexual abuse online and found it presents serious risks for fundamental rights.

01 August 2022

German spyware law faces constitutional challenge

An NGO has filed a constitutional complaint against the use of spyware by German intelligence services.

08 July 2022

ECJ upholds PNR processing

The European Court of Justice has cleared Belgian law that implements the controversial PNR Directive, but nonetheless set out rigorous requirements for its use.

21 June 2022

Data Changemakers: Katarzyna Szymielewicz

In the first edition of Data Changemakers, co-founder and president of Panoptykon Katarzyna Szymielewicz tells GDR that the Digital Services Act will drive civil society action.

06 June 2022

French government faces surveillance collective complaint

A digital rights group plans to file a GDPR complaint against France’s interior ministry and the government over their allegedly unlawful use of video cameras and facial recognition.

25 May 2022

EU could blacklist NSO Group in battle against spyware

The European Union could follow the US in blacklisting the company that developed the Pegasus spyware, as the bloc launches an inquiry into the technology.

13 May 2022

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