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After 'winning' the Big Brother awards of Bits of Freedom, SyRI (System for Risk Indication) is now ruled unlawful. Article 8 (on privacy) of the European Convention of Human Rights has overruled the lawful basis for SyRI.
Judgement: "The fair balance criterion of the ECHR is not met."
And: The lawful basis for using SyRI is not transparent enough, and does not allow for adequate monitoring.
The awkward moment you are watching a video and you have to check twice to make sure that it is the Onion... https://nitter.net/TheOnion/status/1222978790810193920
Freelance journalist @giacomo_zando looked at the attempts to dismantle smugglers networks, powered by Europe's gifts of surveillance.
This case shows that European dreams to control people’s movements might clash with local realities, as Giacomo details in this thread.
Claiming benefits should not come at the price of your privacy and dignity. Today, a Dutch court put an end to a system that exploited claimants’ data to look for alleged fraudsters.
Read our take on this major ⚖️ victory: https://privacyinternational.org/news-analysis/3363/syri-case-landmark-ruling-benefits-claimants-around-world
NEW! Landmark ruling in the Netherlands: Dutch court ruled that privacy prevailed over the hunt against alleged benefits “fraudsters.” As benefits claimants are surveilled around the world, this ruling could have global implications.
Councils in the UK track people who browse webpages about benefits and disability.
This morning we gave evidence at this session. Read more about this work here: https://privacyinternational.org/campaigns/when-your-data-becomes-political https://nitter.net/HLDemoDigital/status/1224637491812216832
Google partner phones carry the "Google Play Protect" branding, but research shows that 91% of pre-installed apps do not appear in Google Play – Google’s app store.
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MI5 has been building massive datasets by systematically collecting our personal information.
We were promised robust safeguards were in place - it turns out that those safeguards were in some cases illusory.
This is why we are launching a legal action: https://privacyinternational.org/news-analysis/3356/pi-and-liberty-submit-new-legal-challenge-after-mi5-admits-vast-troves-personal https://nitter.net/privacyint/status/1224614821099982850/photo/1
Find out what privacy has to do with Article 8 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
We are at stories of abuse through the lens of privacy, highlighting privacy’s key role in the 30 fundamental rights and freedoms enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Watching TV? Its watching you too.😳
Privacy International and @LibertyHQ are bringing a new legal challenge against MI5. Why?
To ensure that the intelligence agency does not continue to operate outside of the law.
MI5 not only broke the law: they failed to report this to @IPCOffice, despite knowing about their non-compliance for years. They also mislead the IPCO to obtain warrants.
This is why we and @LibertyHQ are bringing a legal challenge against them: https://privacyinternational.org/news-analysis/3356/pi-and-liberty-submit-new-legal-challenge-after-mi5-admits-vast-troves-personal https://nitter.net/privacyint/status/1224304023085256706/photo/1
Today we submit a new legal challenge along with @LibertyHQ against MI5: the intelligence agency has systematically broken surveillance laws for years and kept it secret from the surveillance watchdog.
📺 Its not just your smartphone sharing data with third parties, its your TV too! 📺
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