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Canada privacy

Canada’s C-59 Bill Looks to Expand Spying Laws

Canada is under the microscope in terms of privacy lately, as the House of Commons recently deliberated a revamp to their national security laws. The legislation in question is called Bill C-59, which would grant security agencies additional spying powers beyond the gathering of information. C-59 is an…

UK spying on citizens for 17 years

UK Court Rules Surveillance Under Snooper’s Charter Unlawful

Citizens of the UK concerned about privacy can breathe a sigh of relief! The UK Court of Appeal ruled the government’s mass digital surveillance program unlawful last week. In motioning to reevaluate aspects of a law once named the most extreme form of surveillance,…

The Hill

From The Hill: It’s Time to Take Our Privacy Back From Tech Companies

In this op-ed from The Hill, Golden Frog Co-Founder Ron Yokubaitis discusses privacy and the concept of data and digital information as personal property. Your personal information is being collected, organized, purchased and sold on a global market. Polls consistently show that most people are concerned…

Privacy Box

New Legislation Grants Australians Ownership of Internet Data

Set to be the biggest reform to Australian consumer law in a generation, the Australian government will be introducing legislation allowing consumers to access and own their data for banking, energy and telecommunications (Internet). The Consumer Data Right legislation will allow consumers to…

EU Data Protection and Privacy Overhaul

EU Court Rejects Data Retention, With Implications for Snooper’s Charter

In late December, the highest court in Europe made a ruling that “general and indiscriminate” data retention, or collection of communications information, is not in line with existing EU law. The ruling means that governments and companies can no longer conduct sweeping surveillance…

UK spying on citizens for 17 years

UK Passes Investigatory Powers Bill, Mass Surveillance Becomes Law

The Investigatory Powers Bill, also referred to as the Snooper’s Charter, has officially passed in the United Kingdom. The bill, first introduced in 2015, was passed by the House of Lords and House of Commons and officially signed into law by the Royal…

Russia Internet Data Storage Law

Russia Blocks LinkedIn for Violating Data Storage Law

LinkedIn was officially blocked in Russia this Thursday, as they were found to be in violation of a Russian data storage law.  The law, passed in 2014 and enacted in September 2015, requires that websites store data for their Russian users on local…

Russia Internet Data Storage Law

Russia Proposes Increased Surveillance, Weakening Encryption

Russia, an already surveillance-prone country, has proposed new anti-terrorism legislation that would mandate Internet service providers (ISPs) store customer metadata for up to three years AND store the actual contents of customer communications for up to six months. This data would then be…

Data Retention by Country

Data Retention Laws By Country

Below is a chart outlining data retention laws in various countries around the world. We have created blog posts with more detail around several of these countries, which can be accessed by clicking “Learn More” under the country name. CountryRetention DurationCurrent StatusInformation Retained…

Data Retention

What Exactly is Data Retention and How Does it Effect Me?

What is Data Retention? Data retention is something that most companies engage in. The simple act of storing customer information for the purposes of repeated billing or invoicing is “data retention.” Companies retain data for a variety of reasons, from the purely practical…