Digitalization is supposed to make the world a safer place. Ever more data is being collected and ever more places are being surveilled. But at what price? Is privacy being undermined? How secure does data make us and how secure is our data?
Researchers have uncovered a weakness in the system used to secure Wi-Fi networks that could allow hackers to access data including passwords and emails. Experts have warned the flaw could leave millions vulnerable.
The EU will soon establish a database of fingerprints and other biometric data for visitors from the US and other countries outside the bloc. The move aims to improve security, but some see an attack on human rights.
The EU-US Privacy Shield data-sharing deal meant to protect Europeans' personal information is up for its first review. EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova told DW the assessment was a "moment of truth."
The future for cars is clearly digital; ones which go on their own and are connected to the internet. But how secure is the data? DW spoke with Dieter May, the head of digital at car manufacturer BMW.
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