In a day and age that everything has a digital side to it, intelligence agencies want a piece of that pie too. However, more and more of us are, because it is done for us, using encrypted devices and communication making the job of law enforcement and intelligence agencies more difficult or so they claim.
And then there is world wide terrorism too which politicians are gladly using to reduce privacy and data protection in exchange for security and safety, at least that is what they constantly are promising us yet at the same time scaring society in to agreement.
With all that going on it is no surprise that online surveillance is on the rise, either because we finally found out about it as in the Snowden case or by the virtue of new laws like the UK’s investigatory powers act or snoopers charter.
Today in the final instalment of this series that looks back at 2016, I will be focusing on surveillance from the NSA getting hacked itself, to France and the UK’s attempt at surveillance laws and databases, intelligence agencies who kept too much data and EU politicians wanting a piece of the surveillance pie as well.
In chronological order:
- EU votes on sharing air passenger data in wake of Paris, Brussels attacks
- China’s proposed cybersecurity laws spark concerns among businesses
- The NSA Hack — What, When, Where, How, Who & Why?
- EU ministers look to tighten up privacy – JUST KIDDING – surveillance laws
- Una Mullally: Edward Snowden’s warnings fall on deaf ears
- UK security agencies unlawfully collected data for 17 years, court rules
- France Creates Big Brother Data File Raising Privacy Concerns
- Sharing’s caring? Not when you spread data across gov willy-nilly
- Investigatory Powers law setback: Blanket data slurp is illegal—top EU court