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New York’s attorney general has fined a spyware producer $410,000 and ordered it to carry out a series of remedial measures.
06 February 2023
Draft Luxembourg legislation is designed to adapt the country’s mass data retention framework to recent European Court of Justice rulings.
31 January 2023
The European Parliament committee investigating the use of spyware has called for a moratorium on the use of the technology until a firmer regulatory and supervisory regime can be established.
24 January 2023
Recent decisions in the Ninth and Third Circuit have opened a floodgate of data privacy class actions alleging that companies’ tracking cookies illegally wiretapped consumers’ communications.
19 January 2023
The US Supreme Court has rejected NSO Group’s petition to dismiss a lawsuit by WhatsApp which claims it spied on platform users.
10 January 2023
A London-based Bahraini activist has initiated legal action against the NSO Group and the Bahraini government over spyware allegations – becoming at least the fifth individual to threaten litigation against the company in the UK.
07 December 2022
Netherlands-based Bits of Freedom director Evelyn Austin says policy development should move towards “public-private-civic” partnerships, and that litigation efforts might be needed to remove some of the barriers faced by civil society working on mitigating the harms caused by large platforms.
02 December 2022
A British-Jordanian journalist has launched another legal challenge against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the company behind the Pegasus spyware, joining three other individuals bringing similar claims in the UK.
23 November 2022
The European Parliament committee investigating the use of spyware has called for a moratorium on the use of the technology until new standards can be implemented and investigations into its use concluded.
08 November 2022
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
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