Privacy News for February 19

Privacy During the Pandemic

Privacy in a Pandemic — The Conundrum of COVID-19 Check-In Solutions | Lexology

Digital Rights in Southeast Asia 2020/2021 [exploring the impact of contact-tracing on privacy and COVID-19 disinformation] | Digital Reach Asia

Students’ and Minors’ Privacy

NU [Northwestern University] Faces Lawsuit for Improperly Capturing and Storing Students’ Biometric Data | The Daily Northwestern

Government Surveillance

CBP Expands Facial Biometrics to Preclearance Locations in Canada | U.S. Customs and Border Protection

New York City’s Surveillance Battle Offers National Lessons | WIRED

Surveillance: Types, Uses, and Abuses [primer] | The Great Courses Daily

Exclusive: Half London Councils Found Using Chinese Surveillance Tech Linked to Uighur Abuses | Reuters

Laws, Regulations, and Legislation

Minneapolis Passes Restrictive Ban on Facial Recognition Use by Police, Others | Minneapolis Star Tribune

Biometric Privacy

CBP Announces New Facial Biometric Comparison Technology at Calexico, CA | U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Kidnap Capital Mexico Eyes Biometric Phone Registry, Sparking Privacy Fears | U.S. News & World Report

EU Civil Rights Groups Want Ban on Biometric Surveillance Ahead of New Laws | Reuters

Patent Filings Suggest Dual Biometrics from Apple, Mask-Agnostic Facial Recognition from GBT |

Clearview [AI] Describes Invasive Profiling Technology in New Patent Application | FindBiometrics

AnyVision Patent Filing Suggests Face Biometrics for Delivery Drones |

This Week in Data Breaches and Leaks

Tracker Pixels in Emails are Now an ‘Endemic’ Privacy Concern | ZDNet

A Data Breach is Exposing Big Law Firms who were Using a 20-Year-Old System for Handling Sensitive Documents | Business Insider

Jones Day [law firm] Hit by Data Breach as Vendor Accellion Hack Widens | Bloomberg Law

California DMV Hit by Data Breach, Exposing 20 Months of Personal Information to Hackers | SFGATE


“Judas and the Black Messiah” is a Window into FBI’s Surveillance Apparatus | Capital & Main

The Long History of the FBI’s Surveillance of Martin Luther King | The Nation

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