Privacy News for April 2, 2021

Privacy During the Pandemic

Vaccine passports could prove to be a privacy minefield for regulators | CNBC

GOP says pandemic justifies special tracing rules in Kansas | The State

Gavel to Gavel: Employee privacy and COVID-19 | The Journal Record

San Diego restaurant taps facial recognition kiosk as part of COVID recovery | Kiosk Marketplace

Students’ and Minors’ Privacy

NYCLU’s court fight over Lockport’s facial recognition system continues | Security InfoWatch

Government Surveillance

The Unsettling Surveillance of Anti-Asian Racism | The Verge

The Government is Racing to Deploy AI, But at What Cost to Our Freedom? | ACLU

Politicians voice privacy concerns about US border remote video surveillance plans | IFSEC Global

South Florida law enforcement using facial recognition technology to identify criminals | Local 10

Virginia State Police admit — after repeated denials — that they used controversial facial recognition app | Daily Press

Expansion of Facial Surveillance at Airports Seen as a Growing Threat to Civil Liberties | Milwaukee Independent

CBP introduces Simplified Arrival process at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport | News is my Business

CBP expands Simplified Arrival in RGV | Planet Biometrics

DBP Introduces Simplified Arrival at SJU in San Juan, Puerto Rico | Imperial Valley News

China found using surveillance firms to help write ethnic-tracking specs | Reuters

Biometric Privacy

How Your Car Became a Surveillance Weapon | National Law Review

You Can Run But You Cannot Hide: AI Tools That Do More Than Recognize Your Face [paywalled] |

How Musicians and Sex Workers Beat Facial Recognition in New Orleans | Vice

The Hidden Hand of Facial Recognition in the Capitol Insurrection Manhunt | HuffPost

Belarusian Facial Recognition Firm Helped Build Photo Editor, Messenger, Fitness Apps | Kharon

Facial recognition camera projects raise concerns in Eastern Europe | ZDNet

EU expresses ‘critical concerns’ with parliament’s biometric register |

Rights group says there’s no transparency in face biometrics use by Brazilian government |

Laws, Regulations, and Legislation

Virginia lawmakers ban police use of facial recognition | ABC News

Illinois Chamber of Commerce seeks changes to Biometric Information Privacy Act | The Center Square


Fully Secure Messaging Needs More Than End-To-End Encryption | Forbes

Role of Encryption in GDPR Compliance | Security Boulevard

This Week in Data Breaches and Leaks

University of Miami investigates data breach | South Florida Business Journal

FatFace sends controversial data breach email after ransomware attack | BleepingComputer

MobiKwik investigating data breach after 100M user records found online | TechCrunch

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