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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.
SYDNEY (AFP) - The Australian government admitted Wednesday it accidentally published the personal details of 10,000 detained asylum-seekers in a major privacy breach which refugee advocates said could put lives at risk.
CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia is looking at strengthening privacy laws because of public concern over media intrusion in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal at the British operations of News Corp, the government said on Thursday.
WASHINGTON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Financial watchdogs from North America, Britain and Asia are urgently seeking a formal exemption from the European Union’s tough new data privacy law to avoid hampering cross-border investigations, regulatory officials told Reuters.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's citizens are tired of their personal information being leaked and misused, state media reported on Monday, backing calls for strengthened privacy legislation in the world's largest one-party country.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government is open to some changes to how it conducts its phone and Internet surveillance programs as long as they do not undermine the programs' effectiveness, U.S. officials told a privacy oversight board on Monday.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A landmark European privacy law is making waves worldwide a year after it came into force, fundamentally changing the way data are handled as Facebook, Apple and Google face increasingly frequent complaints.