This Social Media CyberWatch looks at various legislative updates to privacy law, as well as other social media tracking activities.
Posts tagged “EU”
Martin Münch says he knows who the bad guys are, and that he’s one of the good guys.
Source: Ryan Gallagher, Slate
Keeping track of the avalanche of reports about new mass surveillance initiatives and Internet freedom crackdowns can be a difficult task. But soon there could be a solution to the problem: a global monitoring system that will help chart digital repression by mapping the Internet’s “cyber geography” in near real time.
Source: Marietje Schaake
By endorsing amendments proposed by Dutch Member of European Parliament Marietje Schaake (D66/ALDE) the European Parliament wants EU export control regulation to include additional binding export controls for technologies that are used by authoritarian regimes to monitor, track and trace citizens.
The hackers clocked in at precisely 9:23 a.m. Brussels time on July 18 last year, and set to their task. In just 14 minutes of quick keyboard work, they scooped up the e-mails of the president of the European Union Council, Herman Van Rompuy.