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  • UK accused of 'behaving like cowboys' over EU database copying

    Dutch Liberal MEP Sophie in ’t Veld says leaked report revealed ‘violations and abuse’ The British government has been accused of “behaving like a bunch of cowboys” after a confidential report revealed it had allowed illegal copying of an EU database. The issue, discussed publicly for the first time on Thursday, threatens to sour talks on the post-Brexit relationship between the UK and the EU, despite hopes on both sides for close ties in fighting crime and terrorism. Continue reading

    the Guardian
  • Major security flaws found on TikTok left people's sensitive personal data and videos vulnerable to hackers

    TikTok is one of the most popular social networks in the world with over 1.5 billion downloads, but it's also raised cybersecurity and privacy concerns due to its ties to China. Cybersecurity research firm Check Point recently discovered multiple security flaws within the app that made it possible for hackers to access users' accounts, post videos, and view people's personal information and sensitive data. There is no evidence the vulnerabilities were exploited by hackers. The research firm said...

    Business Insider
  • EU legal opinion: mass data retention at odds with EU law

    A legal adviser at the EU’s highest court says that the bloc's data protection rules should prevent member states from indiscriminately holding personal data seized from telecommunications service providers

    ABC News
  • EU legal opinion: mass data retention at odds with EU law

    BRUSSELS (AP) " A legal adviser at the European Union's highest court said Wednesday that the bloc's data protection rules should prevent member states from indiscriminately holding personal data seized from Internet and phone companies, even when intelligence agencies claim that national security is at stake.In a non-binding opinion on how the European Court of Justice, or ECJ, should rule on issues relating to access by security and intelligence agencies to communications data [

    The Palm Beach Post