Jul 14, 2014 — Europe's highest court left Google with the responsibility of balancing the privacy rights of citizens with the public interest — and it's a tough balancing act.
Jun 20, 2014 — The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case involving perceived death threats on Facebook. The court and the company could have starkly different approaches to identifying credible threats.
Jun 12, 2014 — It will start drawing on Web browsing data to determine what ads users see, while allowing them to edit their own data profiles. Privacy advocates say the changes put too much burden on consumers.
Jun 4, 2014 — Even if parents are providing health insurance, they often can't find out what's happening when their adult children suffer from severe mental illness.
Apr 14, 2014 — What does the data you generate every day reveal about who you are? Commentator Tania Lombrozo wonders where to draw the line between reasonable inferences and violations of privacy.
Mar 3, 2014 — Even staunch privacy advocates are concluding that it's impossible to protect personal data completely. The best hope for online privacy, they say, lies in legal safeguards that prevent abuse.
Jan 27, 2014 — While the agreement gives tech companies more options in publishing data about government requests for information, it also includes several limitations. It's part of President Obama's plan to change how U.S. intelligence agencies handle personal data.
Jan 23, 2014 — An independent panel created after the 9/11 attacks says bulk collection of billions of American phone records violates the letter and the spirit of the law.
Jan 16, 2014 — A presentation slide cited by The Guardian is subtitled "SMS Text Messages: A Goldmine to Exploit." The top secret Dishfire text-collection program was reportedly both global and arbitrary.
Jan 13, 2014 — Lawyers for a young Portland man convicted of trying to blow up a Christmas tree ceremony are asking a judge to order the Justice Department to open its files and share "facts and circumstances" of electronic surveillance that prosecutors disclosed only months after his conviction.