US firms have been backing a more 'business-friendly' approach in the revisions to the EU privacy regulation; but I have to wonder what the impact of these revelations will have now on the European perspective. More support for tighter rules?
all your data are belong to the nsa, fbi, cia, and that includes (ALL YOUR PHOTOS, ALL YOUR CHATS, ALL YOUR EMAILS, ALL YOUR PORN BROWSING, ALL YOUR PRIVATE INFO, ALL EVERYTHING!)
Even more reason to take back your privacy, be careful what you share and access online and what you say even in private. The NSA, FBI, and even the police can read your your private stuff without a warrant AND will be used against you, ya sure you might think you got nothing to hide, but thats the thing, you could say something, do something, be somewhere at the wrong place and time and it can be used against you. This information has already been abused with the IRS targeting as well as reporters being spied on.
• Top secret PRISM program claims direct access to servers of firms including Google, Facebook and Apple • Companies deny any knowledge of program in operation since 2007
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I am a lawyer who left practice to go into IT - my standard joke is that I'm in recovery. I was called to the Ontario Bar in 1986, practiced law for about ten years, in the areas of civil litigation, corporate/commercial, and intellectual property. I realized however that what I was best known for was technology, and in 1998 I joined CGI to advise legal clients on implementing technology.
I started doing privacy in the context of a government project and since then, that's been where my interests in law and technology have been best combined. I was the information privacy lead for Symantec, the 4th largest software company in the world, running their world-wide privacy program. For the past four years I was Mercer's Chief Privacy Officer for the Americas, again running their privacy program, and am now Vice President for Privacy Office Solutions at Nymity.
Personal stuff, I don't share on the Internet - what kind of privacy professional would I be?