81 orgs & cybersecurity experts ask Belgium not to loosen law enforcement data access

Members of the Global Encryption Coalition were among a large group that sent an Open Letter to Belgian Ministers requesting the maintain privacy protection for citizens against “back-door-access” to end-to-end encrypted data. The concern is that by allowing 3rd party access to law enforcement to access data of specific users, they would have access to the full data set weakening the system.

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Tech giants establish “Trusted Cloud Principles” intending to coordinate with governments; protect individual rights

October 5, 2021

The initiative is intended to safeguard individual rights, particularly in the face of government requests for data that can come without customer knowledge. The principles specify that governments should engage customers first, address conflicts of law and support cross-border data flow; customers have right to notification, and cloud providers have the right to protect customer interests.

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IT’S THE LAW (10/05/2021)

October 5, 2021

Hong Kong’s new law against doxxing (allowing public release of information identifying an individual) has raised concern from diverse groups. Human rights advocates fear it can be used to crack down on dissent and tech companies worry it may hinder business operations. The Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance amendment bill gives Hong Kong’s privacy commissioner very broad powers and extra-territorial scope, including the ability to force internet providers to cease operations and it comes with as high penalty as a HK$1 million fine and five years in jail.

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Bombora Offers B2B Ad Targeting and Personalization Based on Content Consumption

June 2, 2023

Bombora has launched Visitor Insights, a consent-based website tag that tracks the topics a device has consumed.   It infers intent, job function, management level, and other information that B2B publishers can use for ad targeting and personalization.  This Bombora report shows intent trends by industry: for example, media and advertising users show 70% more interest in Customer Data Platforms than they did last year.

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