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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.

AseanPlus News 19 Feb 2014 | 3:04 PM

Privacy breach as Australia publishes asylum-seeker details

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.

Nation 26 Feb 2017 | 12:00 AM

‘Offender registry need not compromise privacy’

KUALA LUMPUR: A sex offender registry can be set up without compromising the offender’s privacy, says a Unicef Malaysia representative.

Nation 28 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Forum: Does M’sia need privacy laws?

Stringent laws such as a Privacy Act, should be drawn up to protect a person's privacy, a forum heard

Nation 01 Mar 2009 | 12:00 AM

Privacy is your responsibility

The public should be personally responsible in the fight against privacy invasion, said Bar Council president Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan.

World 21 Jul 2011 | 12:00 AM

Australia looks to toughen privacy laws after News Corp scandal

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.

World 26 Jun 2018 | 12:33 AM

Exclusive - North American, UK, Asian regulators press EU on data privacy exemption

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.

World 05 Jun 2006 | 12:00 AM

Chinese vent new-found anger over privacy breaches

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.

World 05 Nov 2013 | 6:30 AM

U.S. officials offer few concessions on NSA spying to privacy board

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.

World 22 May 2019 | 9:38 PM

Yet to show its teeth, landmark EU privacy law already a global standard

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.