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Dutch e-mail snooping?  02 August 2000 
Source: InfoWorld - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Reports that intelligence agents have been intercepting e-mail traffic have added urgency to the debate about electronic snooping in the Netherlands, where a pending bill would broaden the government's power to monitor communications. . . .
Search warrants for online data soar  31 July 2000 
Source: - Posted by Chris Parker   
The number of search warrants seeking citizens' online data has soared during the past several years, a study shows. The warrants, served by state and local investigators from across the nation, were aimed at discovering the identity and activities of . . .
US and Europe finally agree on data protection  30 July 2000 
Source: The Register - Posted by Chris Parker   
The EC has agreed a deal with the US which patches up previous disagreements over data protection. The problem stemmed from the fact that the US relies on a self-regulation system for the security of personal information - Europe on the . . .
Hackers Seek Privacy  30 July 2000 
Posted by Dave Wreski   
Coverage of DefCon. "Ever want to walk away from your life? You can change your identity, hide your tracks on the Internet, and cloak your e-mail in privacy. Battered wives can elude their painful pasts; harassers and criminals can hide from . . .
Europe OKs U.S. Privacy Pact  28 July 2000 
Source: WiReD - Posted by Chris Parker   
The European Commission said on Thursday it had endorsed a data protection agreement with the United States, averting a feared trade dispute over tough European rules on the privacy of personal data.
FTC Endorses Privacy Rules  28 July 2000 
Source: WiReD - Posted by Chris Parker   
In a double-barreled report affecting the future of online privacy, federal trade regulators on Thursday approved a plan by Internet advertisers to self-regulate the way they collect information used to profile online consumers.
'Snooping Bill technically inept'  28 July 2000 
Source: BBC - Posted by Chris Parker   
The UK Government's plans to eavesdrop on criminals that use the internet are "technically inept", say security experts. The technologies that the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (RIP) Bill would allow police use to spy on computer-literate criminals are easy to avoid, . . .
Privacy Sleuthing Goes Pro  28 July 2000 
Source: WiReD - Posted by Chris Parker   
Software engineer Richard Smith has made a hobby of catching Internet software as it harvests user data without the user --- or sometimes the software maker -- knowing it. On Wednesday he took that hobby to a new level as he . . .
'Magnificent breasts' get pulled by content security firm  27 July 2000 
Source: The Register - Posted by Chris Parker   
Email monitoring is set to be the next cyber cash-cow, according to a report out today. It may sound slightly Big Brotherish, but more and more companies are latching onto the idea of monitoring staff email to stop unwanted . . .
UK expects E-Mail snooping bill to become law  26 July 2000 
Source: - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The British government expects a bill to allow police and security services to trawl private e-mails to become law after it returns to the House of Commons Wednesday, officials said. ``We are not expecting any trouble. It should go through the . . .
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