Switzerland-based privacy startup Nym Technologies has raised $6 million, which is being loosely pegged as a Series A round. Earlier raises included a $2.5 million seed round in 2019. The founders als
Europe’s justice commissioner has conceded there will be “no quick fix” for EU-US data transfers in the wake of the decision by the region’s top court in July that struck down
A one-year-old data transfer mechanism that's used by thousands of companies to authorize transfers of personal data between the European Union and the U.S. for processing has been given the thumbs up
Privacy rights group, Privacy International, is running a crowdfunding campaign to try to raise funds to help cover its legal costs as it continues to challenge the UK government's use of hacking as a
Facebook has bought itself a little more time over a major legal challenge in Europe after the Irish High Court decided not to strike down a b2b mechanism it uses to transfer user data to the U.S. for
The oversight court for the UK's intelligence agencies has said Europe's top court should rule on the legality of powers that give the country's security and intelligence agencies the ability to colle
Tutanota, an end-to-end encrypted email service located in Germany, says it's seeing an "exponential" uptick in sign-ups -- crediting this to growing awareness of and concern for privacy online for a
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has had his temporary right to remain in Russia extended, according to a Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman.
A controversial shoring up and expansion of state surveillance powers in the U.K. has been agreed upon by both houses of parliament, clearing the way for the formality of Royal Assent and the passing
The full ramifications of Donald Trump being the next president of the United States of America will not be known for months -- perhaps years. Given he's a man of many conflicting words it's near impo
Edward Snowden gave an extended interview today touching on numerous topics, from the Trump Presidency to his own future. Overall his message was clear: it's not about thwarting one leader or even one
The European Commission has formally adopted a new framework for governing personal data transfers between the EU and the US, replacing the prior Safe Harbor agreement which was invalidated last fall,
The Norwegian chapter of writers' rights organization PEN International is suing its own government in an attempt to make it safe for Edward Snowden to accept the prestigious Ossietzky Prize in person
All day, the Internet has been abuzz with stories culled from the "Panama Papers" -- roughly 2.6 terabytes of documents, related to hundreds of thousands of offshore companies, leaked from a small, re
As negotiations on a key transatlantic data-transfer agreement enter the final week, before the EU's end of January deadline, senior US and EU officials have been discussing the state of play at the S
What is it with politicians and encryption? There are now two bills in different U.S. states, one in California and one in New York, proposing that smartphones sold in the state must be able to be dec
The Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) on Thursday voted former government contractor Edward Snowden should be granted asylum in Europe on the grounds that he is a "defender of human rights."
Edward Snowden said he wants to return to the United States -- even if that means serving jail time.
The former government contractor fled the U.S. in 2013 after he leaked classified NSA documents
The European Court of Justice has today declared invalid the Safe Harbor data-transfer agreement that has governed EU data flows across the Atlantic for some fifteen years.
It's been a pretty big week for tech + privacy, with Apple overhauling the privacy-related info it pushes out to users -- sharpening its pro-privacy positioning as a marketing differentiator for its d