Jonathan Keane

Jonathan Keane is a freelance journalist based in Dublin, Ireland, covering the tech industry and regulation with bylines at CNBC, Forbes, and the Sunday Times.

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Could Europe’s new laws rein in Elon Musk’s chaotic vision of free speech on Twitter?

Twitter is global, and Elon Musk needs to factor that into his decisions.

On Apr 29, 2022 by Jonathan Keane

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Why the third time won’t be the charm for a new U.S.-EU data-sharing agreement

Activists and privacy experts still have major concerns about mass surveillance.

On Apr 10, 2022 by Jonathan Keane

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Could Clearview be fined out of existence by Europe’s tough data privacy laws?

Europe is fighting against facial recognition.

On Mar 25, 2022 by Jonathan Keane

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What FISA renewal means for the U.S.-EU Privacy Shield agreement

Some in the EU aren't happy with the deal.

On Feb 10, 2018 by Jonathan Keane

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Is Trump doing enough to keep this major privacy agreement alive?

The fate of a major U.S.–E.U. privacy pact hangs in the balance.

On Oct 22, 2017 by Jonathan Keane

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Could hackers derail one of the most important elections in Europe?

The ghosts of 2016 are haunting Germany as voters head to the polls.

On Sep 20, 2017 by Jonathan Keane

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Is Trump’s America-first policy putting Silicon Valley at risk?

Trump wants to put American first. But that could backfire on firms like Google and Intel.

On Jul 17, 2017 by Jonathan Keane

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Trump’s stance on internet privacy puts U.S.–E.U. pact on thin ice

President Trump's decision to kill key FCC privacy rules adds further stress to the already strained U.S.–E.U. Privacy Shield agreement.

On Apr 17, 2017 by Jonathan Keane

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Facebook’s plan to stop ad blockers may violate E.U. law

The war over ad blockers is far from over.

On Aug 26, 2016 by Jonathan Keane

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Is the E.U. letting Russia and China abuse Europeans’ privacy?

E.U. data protections are causing a rift between digital civil liberties groups.

On Jul 13, 2016 by Jonathan Keane

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Can Switzerland become a safe haven for the world’s data?

Switzerland sits outside the European Union, and that could make all the difference.

On Apr 19, 2016 by Jonathan Keane

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The Russian activists fighting the Kremlin’s surveillance regime

Many Russians take for granted that their government is monitoring their Internet traffic. But a small group of activists is going to court to make the spying more difficult.

On Mar 20, 2016 by Jonathan Keane

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The key to making online voting safe

Researchers say they've figured out how to make online voting as easy as ordering from Amazon.

On May 17, 2015 by Jonathan Keane

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College classrooms zero in on cyberattacks

It's about time.

On Feb 25, 2015 by Jonathan Keane

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Who do you blame when a driverless car crashes?

Driverless cars can't escape hacking and insurance challenges.

On Feb 10, 2015 by Jonathan Keane