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World 11 Jan 2017 | 7:25 PM

Swiss clinch U.S. data exchange pact along lines of EU deal

ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland has struck an accord on exchanging personal data with the United States along the lines of a deal Washington and the European Union agreed last year aimed at ensuring Europeans' data privacy, the government said on Wednesday.

World 21 Feb 2017 | 2:14 AM

In election year, Germany to tap asylum-seekers' phones for ID checks

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government has drafted a law to allow authorities to tap into the phone and computer data of asylum-seekers if there are doubts about their nationalities - an unusual move in a country where data protection is sacred.

Nation 23 Apr 2017 | 12:00 AM

Data privacy a concern for many

PETALING JAYA: Public and consumer groups are demanding for greater transparency in the management of confidential health data with the introduction of the Malay­sian Health Data Warehouse (MyHDW).

World 16 May 2017 | 2:19 PM

Cyber attack could spark lawsuits but not against Microsoft

(Reuters) - Businesses that failed to update Microsoft Windows-based computer systems that were hit by a massive cyber attack over the weekend could be sued over their lax cyber security, but Microsoft Corp itself enjoys strong protection from lawsuits, legal experts said.

Nation 25 Jun 2017 | 12:00 AM

Adding meaning to life with numbers

IMAGINE knowing which stretch of road near your home has the highest accident rate, or having access to statistics that showed which part of your city is more prone to crime.

World 18 Oct 2017 | 5:57 AM

Privacy groups warn of perils in smartwatches for kids

Washington (AFP) - Smartwatches designed to help parents keep tabs on children could create privacy and security risks, activist and consumer groups said Wednesday as they called for probes by regulators.

Nation 31 Oct 2017 | 12:00 AM

Data breaches nothing new, says expert

PETALING JAYA: Although news about the data leak is disturbing, a technology site editor Vernon Chan says personal data privacy has already been breached in many ways.

World 18 Dec 2017 | 11:08 PM

Lebanon detains Uber driver suspected of murdering British embassy worker - security official

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A Lebanese taxi driver with a previous arrest for drug use has confessed to killing a British woman who worked at the British Embassy in Beirut, a senior Lebanese security official said on Monday.

World 19 Dec 2017 | 4:24 AM

Uber driver detained in Lebanon over murder of British embassy worker

BEIRUT: A Lebanese taxi driver with a previous arrest for drug use has confessed to killing a British woman who worked at the British Embassy in Beirut, a senior Lebanese security official said on Monday (Dec 18).

World 19 Dec 2017 | 2:22 PM

Facebook abused dominant position, says German cartel office

FRANKFURT: Germany's cartel office has found that Facebook abused its dominant market position, challenging the US social network's model of monetising the personal data of its two billion users worldwide through targeted advertising.