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USA Freedom Act Set for a Vote on Tuesday in the Senate

USA Freedom Act Set for a Vote on Tuesday in the Senate Summary: A new bill, the USA Freedom Act, is scheduled for a vote in the Senate on Tuesday of this week.  The Reform Government Surveillance coalition, which consists of Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and Apple, is working to curb the United…>read more

No Comment November 17, 2014

No Illegal Activity in Surveillance Program According to Privacy Board Report

No Illegal Activity in Surveillance Program According to Privacy Board Report The National Security Agency and other agencies did not misuse provisions of the United States surveillance program, according to a ruling from a U.S. government privacy oversight board, as reported by IDG News Service. The board also cautioned that certain…>read more

No Comment July 3, 2014

Systems of NSA Too Complex to Prevent Data Deletion

Systems of NSA Too Complex to Prevent Data Deletion A multitude of lawsuits have been filed against the National Security Agency for its surveillance programs, but the agency says that it does not hold onto information it collects online because their systems are too complex, according to The Washington…>read more

No Comment June 11, 2014

Google Releases End-to-End Email Encryption Software

Google Releases End-to-End Email Encryption Software On Tuesday, Google released a source code for a new extension for its Chrome browser that makes it easier for users to encrypt email messages, according to The New York Times. The extension is called End-to-End and it uses open-source…>read more

No Comment June 4, 2014

Collection of American’s Phone Data by NSA May End by Obama Administration

Collection of American’s Phone Data by NSA May End by Obama Administration The Obama administration has begun formulating legislation possibly ending the National Security Agency’s broad collection of Americans’ phone data while, officials say, preserving the government’s ability to gain information about terrorists. According to senior officials, the legislation would allow data…>read more

No Comment March 25, 2014

New Report Released Detailing Illegal Actions of NSA Program

New Report Released Detailing Illegal Actions of NSA Program A report from a watchdog group has concluded that the National Security Agency’s program that collected phone call records is illegal, aided slightly in counterterrorism efforts and should be stopped, according to The New York Times. The report is supposed to be…>read more

No Comment January 23, 2014

Opinion: Edward Snowden, the Defecting Whistleblower

Opinion: Edward Snowden, the Defecting Whistleblower Guest Post By: Mychal Wilson, Whistleblower and Entertainment Attorney at MychalWilsonEsq.com Mr. Edward Snowden may have believed he was a hero “doing the right thing” while blowing the whistle on his military defense employer Booze Allen Hamilton and the National…>read more

No Comment September 30, 2013

The NSA and Your Privacy

The NSA and Your Privacy With all the recent leaks by Snowden and others about the NSA and how it has been spying on so many American citizens, we wanted to find out how people around the country felt about this. We wanted to know…>read more

No Comment September 30, 2013

Glenn Greenwald Talks About Snowden’s Contingency Plan: Documents Backed Up Around the World

Glenn Greenwald Talks About Snowden’s Contingency Plan: Documents Backed Up Around the World Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor that released documents about the agency’s Prism program, has stashed encrypted backups of his documents all over the world. The news of Snowden’s extreme precautions comes from Glenn Greenwald, the Guardian journalist…>read more

1 Comment June 26, 2013

NSA Officials: Surveillance Justified by Vapid and Uninteresting Nature of Majority of American Data

NSA Officials: Surveillance Justified by Vapid and Uninteresting Nature of Majority of American Data In a statement released earlier today, officials from the NSA responded to public outrage over data mining leaks, arguing that surveillance is justified by the wholly uninteresting nature of the private information being handled. “If we’ve discovered anything from this…>read more

No Comment June 12, 2013

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Data Privacy Counsel / Lead Americas
USA-PA-Philadelphia

Market leading multinational life sciences organisation now seeks a data privacy lead for their Americas (US/LATAM and Canada) region. Reporting in to the Global Head of Privacy, the...