Portland enacts nation’s first private-sector facial recognition ban, Amazon expands surveillance as a service with in-home drones, and SAFE DATA Act privacy legislation introduced.
COVID-19 and surveillance creep in schools, Operation Legend provides Federal grants to cities for surveillance technology, and Matthew Ingram on fighting surveillance capitalism.
NSA phone surveillance program ruled illegal by 9th Circuit Court; the General who oversaw NSA surveillance joins Amazon’s Board of Directors; and the DHS, FBI, and TSA expand their biometric data programs.
GAO report on DHS use of facial recognition on travelers, online school increases computerized surveillance, and the Trump administration announces plans to expand collection of biometric data.
In this week’s privacy news update: the Palantir government surveillance I.P.O., biometric and temperature scanning technology rolls out in schools, and Pittsburgh introduces legislation to ban police use of facial recognition software.