National governments punch holes in EU data protection bill
Tue 3 Mar 2015, 23:40

National governments are unraveling a EU data protection bill for the benefit of big business, according to leaked documents published by pro-privacy campaigners.

Raegan MacDonald, European policy manager at Access, accused the member states of “carving out so many loopholes there’ll soon be nothing left.”

Leaked documents show European data protection reform is badly broken
Wed 4 Mar 2015, 14:20

Today, leading digital rights organizations — including Access, EDRi, Privacy International, and Panoptykon — published new leaked documents showing that European Union member states are working to undermine the right to personal data protection for citizens.

Leaked documents reveal governments' efforts to weaken EU data protection proposed regulation
Wed 11 Mar 2015, 20:00

German diplomatic cables and thousands of pages of leaked classified EU documents reveal behind-the-scenes efforts by governments to weaken the EU’s data protection bill.

LobbyPlag.eu, which obtained the cables and documents, on Tuesday (10 March), found that 132 of 151 (87%) changes by member states lowered privacy protections.

Leaked Digital Single Market strategy addresses copyright and geo-blocking, e-privacy and the role of ISPs
Mon 20 Apr 2015, 16:00

Leaked copies of the upcoming Digital Single Market Strategy and its supporting Evidence file show the European Commission is ready to propose vast regulatory reforms that could affect everything from sales taxes and e-privacy to Internet searches and big data.

Leaked document reveals UK plans for wider internet surveillance
Fri 5 May 2017, 13:34

The UK government is planning to push greater surveillance powers that would force internet providers to monitor communications in near-realtime and install backdoor equipment to break encryption, according to a leaked document.

UK government pushes for companies to weaken encryption
Wed 31 May 2017, 18:00

The terrorist attack in Manchester on 22 May has led to a relaunch of the encryption debate in the UK.

In December 2016, the UK parliament passed the Investigatory Powers Act. This wide-ranging surveillance law gives government ministers the power to issue Technical Capability Notices (TCNs), which can force companies to modify their products.