Germany exports surveillance technologies to human rights violators
Wed 10 Sep 2014, 19:20

Germany is a major exporter of surveillance technologies and over the past decade the German government has provided German companies with licenses to export surveillance technologies to at least 25 countries, many of which have long histories of human rights abuse. The British-German company Gamma International, is the maker of the FinFisher surveillance toolset. Users typically end up downloading FinFisher unknowingly, just by clicking on a seemingly innocent link or email attachment. Once installed, the tool allows the user to access all stored information and monitor even encrypted communication. Keystrokes can be logged, Skype conversations recorded and cameras and microphones can be activated remotely.

Second Internet Privacy Engineering Network (IPEN) Workshop
Fri 22 May 2015, 15:40
The second edition of the Internet Privacy Engineering Network (IPEN) workshop will take place on 5 June 2015 at KU Leuven. Please see the draft programme and register here.
IPEN is an initiative launched by the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) aiming to bring together developers and data protection experts with a technical background from different areas in order to launch and support projects that build privacy into everyday tools and develop new tools which can effectively protect and enhance our privacy. More information is available here. The report of the first IPEN workshop is available here.