Privacy News for February 12

Privacy and the Pandemic

COVID-19 Immunity Passports Open the Door to Constant Biometric Tracking | ProPrivacy

Students’ and Minors’ Privacy

Proposed Bill Would Ban Secret Electronic Surveillance on School Property [Lincoln, NE] | NTV ABC

Government Surveillance

Surveillance Towers Sought Along Canada Line | Niagara Gazette

Private Dollars are Seeding Surveillance Tech Across the US | SmartCitiesDive

Official: U.S. Border Patrol Ends Surveillance Blimp Program | Government Technology

Toolkit Highlights Web of Surveillance Systems in Downtown Seattle | KOMO News

[Judge Andrew] Napolitano: Surveillance Kills Freedom |

Laws, Regulations, and Legislation

We Don’t Need Another Patriot Act | The Wall Street Journal

Biden’s DHS Reopens Trump-Era Face Surveillance Rule for Comment | Bloomberg Government

U.S. Biometrics Laws Part II: What to Expect in 2021 | JDSupra

EU’s Top Privacy Regulator Urges Ban on Surveillance-Based Ad Targeting | TechCrunch

Biometric Privacy

Biometric Data Privacy Fears Raised for Canadian Visa Offices in China |

Major Camera Company Can Sort People by Race, Alert Police When it Spots Uighurs | Los Angeles Times

[South African] Government’s Plan to Record All Babies’ Biometrics Raises Privacy Fears | Independent Online

Surveillance Capitalism

Social Media and a Surveillance Society | The New York Times

Amazon Plans Largest Corporate Surveillance Program in Human History | ValueWalk


The Encryption Debate is About All of Our Personal Messages — And That Must be Acknowledged | Independent

This Week in Data Breaches and Leaks

Hackers Leaked Nearly 2,000 Incidents of Austin Surveillance. Here’s What They Found. | Austin American-Statesman

UPMC Reports Massive Data Breach, Thousands of Patients Potentially Affected | WJAC NBC

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