CASES, SANCTIONS AND CLAIMS
- (2019, May) Privacy International wins UK court case on the activities of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal to engage in device hacking without judicial oversight.
- (2019, May) The “Society for Liberty Rights” (Gesellschaft fur Freiheitsrechte e.V GFF”) has formulated multiple actions in front of different German courts against airlines for automated transfer of passenger data (passenger name records) to the Federal Criminal Police (BKA)
- (2019, Jun) The Council of the EU issues conclusions on the retention on electronic communication data for the purpose of fighting crime.
- (2019, Aug) The ICO looks into face recognition technologies used in King’s Cross station in London.
- (2019, Sept) Denmark releases 32 prisoners after reviewing the reliability of geo-location data obtained from mobile phone operators.
- (2020, Jan) The ECtHR decided in Breyer v. Germany on the legal obligation on service providers to store personal data of users of pre-paid mobile-telephone SIM-cards and make them available to authorities upon request (legal summary available here).
- (2020, Aug) UK Appeal Court held that police facial recognition technology violates human rights, data protection laws.
REPORTS AND ARTICLES FROM OTHER ORGANISATIONS
- (2016, Oct) Medium: “I have nothing to hide. Why should I care about my privacy?”.
- (2019, May) European Digital Rights Initiative (article): ePrivacy Regulation proposal and blanket personal data retention and the access of law enforcement authorities to it.
- (2019, Dec) Reuters: Strip searches and ads: 10 tech and privacy hot spots for 2020.
- (2019, Dec) The Washington Post: How we survive the surveillance apocalypse.
- (2020, Jan) Privacy International: Cloud extraction technology: the secret tech that lets government agencies collect masses of data from your apps.