Privacy News for August 7

Privacy and the Pandemic

With COVID-19 Resurgent, Employers Confront Privacy and Information Security Issues when Testing Employees for COVID-19 | JDSupra

Surveillance, COVID-19, and the Unexpected Problems of a New Normal | Asia & The Pacific Policy Society

Why a Data Security Sting Lurks in COVID-19’s Long Tail | Healthcare IT News

China Sends Covid-19 Testing Team to Hong Kong, Prompting Surveillance Fears | The Guardian

Pennsylvania may pilot virus-tracing app popular in Ireland | Associated Press

Virginia touts nation’s first contact tracing app with Apple-Google tech | Reuters

Students’ and Minors’ Privacy

Disclosing School Virus Cases at Issue | The Journal Gazette

A University Stopped Requiring Bioimetric Devices After Students Complained | Vice

Data Privacy Concerns for Distance Learning | StudyBreaks


Class-Action Lawsuit Claims TikTok Steals Kids’ Data And Sends It To China | NPR

The College Board Is Sharing Student Data Once Again | Consumer Reports


Government Surveillance

Protester Surveillance may Test Constitutional Privacy in Courts | Bloomberg Law

DHS Official Whose Office Compiled ‘Intelligence Reports’ on Journalists and Protesters has been Removed from his Job | The Washington Post

New Technologies, New Problems – Troubling Surveillance Trends in America | Just Security

China Builds Surveillance Network in South China Sea | Forbes

Biometric Privacy

This Tool Could Protect Your Photos from Facial Recognition | The New York Times

Serb Biometric Surveillance Raising Alarms; Chinese Systems Play into Regional Insecurities |

The Case for Banning Law Enforcement From Using Facial Recognition Technology | The Justice Collaborative Institute

Laws, Regulations, and Legislation

Senate Bill Would Place Limits on use of Facial Recognition, Other Biometrics by Private Companies |

Sen. Merkley Leads on Biometric Privacy | EFF

Is Placing a Whistleblower Under Surveillance Actionable Retaliation? | The National Law Review

This Week in Data Breaches and Leaks

Havenly Discloses Data Breach After 1.3M Accounts Leaked Online | BleepingComputer

3 Retail Pharma Giants [Walmart, CVS, and Walgreens] Disclose Data Breaches from Break-ins: What to Know | Becker’s Hospital Review

Second Data Breach at Kentucky Unemployment System | Infosecurity

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