European Court of Justice rules against UK on data retention


The Court’s answer is that EU law precludes national legislation that prescribes general and indiscriminate retention of data.

It’s hardly treason, but Trump’s call for Russian hacking still encourages illegal actions

A brief examination of relevant U.S. laws suggests that Trump is at the very least encouraging action that violates U.S. law, because computer hacking generally (whether perpetrated by domestic or foreign actors) is illegal.

What’s the harm in inaccurate personal information?

What’s unfortunate about this case is that it in no way addresses very real questions about responsibility for the establishment and maintenance of data integrity.

Hopes for better privacy protection in CISA depend on conference committee reconciliation

Privacy advocates and industry groups oppose the new legislation for many of the same reasons that led to the demise of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), but in the wake of a seemingly unending string of major data breaches and cyber intrusions, it appears likely that Congress will get a bill to the the president for signature.

4th Circuit rules that obtaining cell site location data requires a warrant

The split among appellate courts on the privacy of cell site location data raises the likelihood that the issue will need to be addressed by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Subpoena? Court order? Search warrant? How the government can get your data

After a full 11-judge en banc panel of the U.S Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit reversed a ruling made last June by a 3-judge panel of the same Court, deciding that government law enforcement…

11th Circuit court says no warrant needed for cell site location data

The decision cites multiple Supreme Court precedents holding that individuals cannot have a reasonable expectation of privacy for records (in this case, cell tower location data) owned and maintained by a third-party business.