Instagram faces lawsuit over illegal biometric harvesting, private cameras increasingly used as police surveillance tools, and Blackbaud breach revelations spread.
A national BIPA introduced in the Senate, schools face data privacy concerns for remote learning and COVID-19 privacy concerns when reopening, and protester surveillance challenges loom for the courts.
Rite Aid deployed facial recognition in hundreds of U.S. stores, Facebook’s biometric data collection practices under investigation, and Dave suffered a data breach exposing 7.5 million users’ data.
DHS expands domestic surveillance to protect Confederate monuments; DJI drone vulnerability grants China’s state security apparatus access to image, biometric, and location data; and FBI using travel company data for global surveillance.
EFF unfurls a searchable map of the police panopticon, biometrics for masked faces developed for COVID-19 surveillance, and the Brookings Institution releases an explainer on the EARN IT and LAED Acts.