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European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) Wojciech Wiewiórowski notified an order Monday directing the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol) to erase datasets uncategorized within six months, since they could potentially contain data on individuals with no link to criminal activity. Annex II.B and Articles 18(3) and 28(1) of the Europol Regulation allow Europol [...]

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The UK Ministry of the Interior Monday announced a public inquiry to investigate how British police officer Wayne Couzens was able to abduct, rape, and murder a woman, Sarah Everard. The inquiry will also examine whether the crime could have been prevented and if any “red flags” were missed earlier in Couzens’s career. Couzens abducted [...]

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A group of United Nations experts Monday condemned the U.S. Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba, calling it a site of “unparalleled notoriety.” January 11 marks the twentieth anniversary of the arrival of the first terrorism suspects in Guantanamo Bay. The independent experts, appointed by the UN Human Rights Council, said: Twenty years of practicing [...]

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The Delhi police Sunday arrested Aumkareshwar Thakur, a Madhya Pradesh man who is the alleged creator of Sulli Deals, an app that provided photographs of Muslim women for auction without their consent. According to Deputy Commissioner of Police KPS Malhotra, Thakur was apprehended by the Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Operations (IFSO) of Delhi Police, brought into custody, [...]

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Mexico’s attorney general announced Sunday that a district judge issued arrest warrants for seven people involved in the decade-long “Fast and Furious” firearms trafficking operation. The accused allegedly sought to illegally traffic over two thousand firearms into Mexico from the US. According to Mexico’s attorney general, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) investigated the scheme and [...]

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The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Sunday announced economic sanctions on Mali, due to an “unacceptable” delay in holding elections. The delay is in response to the 2020 military coup, which delayed the February elections in Mali, one of four the country has experienced in 18 months. Interim authorities in Mali proposed to [...]

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The National Security Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan or KNB Saturday issued a statement announcing the detention of its former chief Karim Massimov on suspicion of high treason. A pre-trial investigation into the treason allegations has been launched by the KNB. The KNB, which replaced the Soviet KGB as Kazakhstan’s intelligence agency, is engaged [...]

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The Ethiopian government of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Friday announced that several high-profile political detainees would be pardoned. A statement issued by the Ethiopian government communication service provides a list of those to be pardoned. The list names prominent opposition figure Jawar Mohammed and other members of his party, the Oromo Federalist Congress. Also named [...]

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The French Parliament on Thursday approved President Emmanuel Macron’s vaccine pass bill, which requires people over 16 years of age to be fully vaccinated to access public venues including restaurants, cinemas, and transportation. Prior to this vaccine pass bill, France had been using the ‘passe sanitaire’ (health pass), which required vaccination, recovery from COVID-19, or [...]

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The Competition Commission of India (CCI) Friday initiated an antitrust inquiry into Alphabet Inc.’s alleged abuse of market dominance in news aggregation services. The inquiry was initiated by the antitrust regulator under Section 26(1) of India’s Competition Act in response to a complaint filed by the Digital News Publishers Association (DNPA) alleging that Alphabet Inc.’s search [...]

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