Privacy News for April 9, 2021

Privacy During the Pandemic

DeSantis order bans COVID-19 passports, bars businesses from requiring proof of vaccination | Daytona Beach News-Journal

Students’ and Minors’ Privacy

Brown Has One Surveillance Camera for Every 9 Undergrads – Student Raises Concerns | GoLocal

Online proctor faces third biometric privacy suit, as BIPA arbitration rules considered | BiometricUpdate.com

ContentKeeper Unveils New Student-Monitoring Tool | Government Technology

Government Surveillance

Thousands of US police officers and public servants have reportedly used Clearview’s controversial facial recognition tech without approval | Business Insider

Facial Recognition Now Used in Over 1,800 Police Agencies: Report | The Crime Report

Your Local Police Department Might Have Used This Facial Recognition Tool To Surveil You. Find Out Here. | BuzzFeed News

ShotSpotter grows in Las Vegas but privacy concerns emerge | Las Vegas Review-Journal

Oklahoma Quietly Launched a Mass Surveillance Program to Track Uninsured Drivers | OneZero

How US Capitol attack surveillance methods could be used against protesters | The Guardian

Justices critical of continuous home video surveillance in Colorado Springs case | Colorado Politics

Facial recognition tech is supporting mass surveillance. It’s time for a ban, say privacy campaigners [in the EU] | ZDNet

Surveillance Capitalism

ACLU, a defender of digital privacy, reveals that it shares user data with Facebook | Fortune

Laws, Regulations, and Legislation

[Virginia] State Lawmakers to Consider Northam’s Facial Recognition Bill Amendment Next Week | Virginia Public Radio

Biometric Privacy

Army Wants to Automate Base Access With Facial Recognition at Drive-Thru Checkpoints | Nextgov

American Airlines wants facial recognition | WISH TV

CBP Launches Simplified Arrival at Tampa Airport to Secure, Streamline International Travel | U.S. Customs and Border Patrol

Scientists create online games to show risks of AI emotion recognition | The Guardian

Encryption

Encryption Has Never Been More Essential–or Threatened | WIRED

The UK Is Trying to Stop Facebook’s End-to-End Encryption | WIRED

This Week in Data Breaches and Leaks

Facebook Data on 533 Million Users Reemerges Online for Free | Bloomberg

Universities Affected by IT Security Company Data Breach | Inside Higher Ed

Trinity Health reports 580,000 affected by Accellion data breach, bringing total to 3.3 million | Becker’s Hospital Review

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