The UK’s Home Office has approved new powers for the police and M15 that would allow them to hack into private computers without a warrant.
The difficulty of balancing privacy issues with the need to protect the public has been highlighted by a new Georgia law.
Governor Janet Napolitano will soon be stepping into a lead role with the Homeland Security Department, which has caused various civil liberties groups to examine her previous record on the balance between privacy and security.
Federal agencies released a revised guide this week designed to tackle the ongoing issue of identity fraud.
As the government moves toward the adoption of electronic health records, the Department of Health and Human Services has announced new privacy guidelines for the treatment of these records.
Yahoo is attempting to set the industry standard regarding how it manages user data by cutting the amount of time that it keeps information on individuals’ searches.
At first, the idea of being able to access a person’s criminal record dating back several years may seem convenient – but what if there are errors?
Employees of Verizon Wireless accessed the cell phone records of President-elect Barack Obama without permission, the company has admitted.
A company that marketed web surveillance technology and six of its client companies are being sued by a group of customers who claim the practice violated privacy laws.
Microsoft has told European privacy advocates that it is willing to agree to hold on to web searchers’ records for a shorter period of time, as long as its competitors follow suit.