State Surveillance in Kenya

This article takes a look at privacy issues facing Kenyans in light of the recently introduced omnibus bill known as the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill [...]

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Confidence in Canadian Federal Government

This article takes a look at Canadian perceptions regarding the federal government’s privacy protections. While there is wide support for government surveillance, a substantial minority believes that it threatens democracy and privacy [...]

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Canadian Counterterrorism Bill in the Works

In the wake of terror attacks in France, the Canadian federal government has released a list of security measures to be discussed in Parliament in upcoming [...]

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The Black Box Bill

This spring, Senate approved the car black box bill, officially known as the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (or the MAP-21). The bill includes a provision mandating the inclusion of so-called Event Data Recorders (EDRs) in all automobiles produced from 2015 onwards. Although the bill clarifies that car owners or lessors would own the data recorded by the EDRs, privacy activists have raised a number of [...]

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EU Data Retention Directive: Evaluation

This article takes a look at the European Commission’s evaluation process of the Data Retention Directive 2006/24/EC, which began in May 2009. It focuses on the Evaluation Report, which focused on the Data Retention Directive, as well as enhancing the traceability of users of communication services. The article also summarizes the Article 29 Working Party’s [...]

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