"Many people are sharing more online because they don’t realize it could be used against them," says net activist Markus Beckedahl. He spoke to DW about data protection and IT security. Digital savviness doesn’t just happen - it needs to be learned.
The European Court of Justice has thrown out a deal that had allowed tech companies to transfer EU user data to the United States. However, transfers may continue using a different mechanism.
Hackers in India are taking advantage of a growing digital marketplace, combined with lax regulation, to steal data and sell it on the black market. Experts say regulation is not moving fast enough.
Moscow plans to vastly expand its facial recognition program. Activist Alena Popova tried to push back against authorities, arguing the technology violates privacy laws — but a Russian court disagreed.
The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated digitalization at schools, in health care and other social interaction. Some say the rapid change was unimaginable just a few years ago. Is it a threat to our online privacy?
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