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Poland regulates workplace monitoring

CCTV in the workplace under the Polish law Until recently, the matter of video surveillance in the workplace has not been explicitly regulated by Polish law. However, the new changes to the employment law dated May 10, 2018, address the issue of the use of video surveillance in the workplace.

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Facebook accused of conducting mass surveillance through its apps

Facebook used its apps to gather information about users and their friends, including some who had not signed up to the social network, reading their text messages, tracking their locations and accessing photos on their phones, a court case in California alleges.

Source: Facebook accused of conducting mass surveillance through its apps | Technology | The Guardian

Livestreaming police surveillance video sparks privacy, racial profiling concerns

Dozens of police surveillance cameras are now streaming live online for the public to monitor. The mayor wants people to call in tips based on what they see, but experts said that could lead to racial profiling.

Source: Livestreaming police surveillance video sparks privacy, racial profiling concerns – Philly

How Countries “Outsource” Electronic Surveillance And Threaten Privacy

Intelligence sharing partnerships are “completely shrouded in secrecy, making it impossible to know how much data is being shared.”

Depending on the countries’ specific intelligence sharing arrangements, most anything can be shared, says Edin Omanovic, Privacy International’s State Surveillance Programme Lead. The system’s trove includes information like raw internet and phone data, intelligence reports about individuals, watchlists, information about intelligence gathering techniques, information about encryption and decryption techniques, and more.

Source: How Countries “Outsource” Electronic Surveillance And Threaten Privacy

Report reveals dangerous lack of oversight of secret global surveillance networks

A major new report published today by Privacy International has identified alarming weaknesses in the oversight arrangements that are supposed to govern the sharing of intelligence between state intelligence agencies.

‘Secret Global Surveillance Networks: Intelligence Sharing Between Governments and the Need for Safeguards’ is based on an international collaborative investigation carried out by 40 NGOs in 42 countries.

Source: New Privacy International report reveals dangerous lack of oversight of secret global surveillance networks | Privacy International

Sophisticated Android malware tracks all your phone activities

An advanced type of malware can spy on nearly every Android smartphone function and steal passwords, photos, video, screenshots and data from WhatsApp, Telegram and other apps. “ZooPark” targets subjects in the Middle East and was likely developed by a state actor, according to Kaspersky Lab, which first spotted and identified it.

Source: Sophisticated Android malware tracks all your phone activities

NSA Spied On 534 Million US Calls In 2017

The NSA collected “call detail records” from over 500 million Americans’ phone calls in 2017, over three times the number gathered in 2016 according to a new report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI).

This marks the second year of reporting following the passage of the 2015 USA FREEDOM Act – which requires that the DNI make public various search terms and surveillance statistics of collected “Call Detail Records,” in an Annual Statistical Transparency Report meant to limit the bulk collection of records.

Source: NSA Spied On 534 Million US Calls In 2017, Up Sharply From 2016 | Zero Hedge

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