News: September 2016

According to Insiders, Yahoo was Slow to Invest in Hacking Defences

Current and former employees say that Yahoo was slow to invest in its data security, the New York Times reports. Yahoo recently revealed that credentials of 500 million users had been stolen some 2 years previously, but had gone undetected. Click here for the article.


Edward Snowden extradition lawsuit rejected by Norwegian Appeals Court

Edward Snowden, former U.S. spy contractor, has been denied free passage to Norway after the country’s appeals court rejected his case. Snowden had issued the case to secure passage to accept a free speech award. He is appealing against the decision. Click here for the article.


Ireland’s Data Commissioner posts Update on Max Schrems v Facebook

Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner has posted an update on the litigation between Maximilian Schrems and Facebook. Mr Schrems, an Austrian national, is concerned that as Facebook transfers data to the U.S., his private information can be accessed unlawfully by U.S. security agencies. Click here for the posting.