Google's practice of combining personal data from different Google services violates the Dutch data protection act, the Dutch data protection authority (DPA) said Thursday. But Google will not face any enforcement actions for now.
A coalition of defense lawyers, privacy advocates, and journalists has sued the Dutch government over its collaboration and exchange of data with the U.S. National Security Agency and other foreign intelligence services.
The coalition is seeking a court order to stop Dutch intelligence services AIVD and MIVD from using data received from foreign agencies like the NSA that was not obtained in accordance with European and Dutch law. It also wants the government to inform Dutch citizens whose data was obtained in this manner.
Gen. Keith Alexander, the director of the National Security Agency (NSA), is no longer expected to keynote a cyber security conference scheduled to convene on Tuesday.
On Monday, KPN, the Dutch telecommunications company that is hosting the “Masters in Security” congress, announced the news on its website.
The change in plans came just days after major media outlets published documents, leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden, which revealed details on NSA's years-long mission to undermine encryption methods widely used to secure communications sent over the internet.
HITB celebrates 5th year in The Netherlands with 3 day Hacker Expo and an All Women Keynote Line Up in 2014
Amsterdam - 1 August 2013: Hack In The Box has announced HITB2014 Amsterdam will feature an all-new Haxpo - a massive Hacker Expo open for free to professionals and the public. Haxpo will be running alongside the popular HITB conference which will feature for the first time - an all-women keynote lineup of leading security individuals.
The Dutch Public Prosecution Service has announced that the man suspected of launching a distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attack against the systems of Spamhaus has been extradited to the Netherlands.
The man, identified as 35-year-old SK, is believed to be Sven Olaf Kamphuis, aka CB3ROB, the owner of Cyberbunker. The Dutch citizen was arrested in late April near Barcelona, Spain.
According to Dutch publication WebWereld, the suspect has been jailed for 14 days. During this two-week period, the court will decide whether or not to extend the detention.