Privacy News for February 26

Privacy and the Pandemic

Racial and Immigrant Justice Groups Sue Government for Records of COVID-19 Data Surveillance [PDF press release] | Just Futures Law

Opinion: How [COVID] Data Collection is Hurting Bay Area’s LGBTQ+ Community | The Mercury News

Privacy at Risk in Tech-Infused Post-COVID-19 Workplace | Global Times

Minors’ and Students’ Privacy

School District Violates Own Policy with Hidden Surveillance Cameras [Madison, WI] | Isthmus

Instead of Surveillance, Try an Ethic of Care | Inside Higher Ed

YouTube Will Begin Letting Underage Users Onto Its Flagship Platform — With Parental Supervision | Tubefilter

COVID on Campus: The Pandemic’s Impact on Student and Faculty Speech Rights | Foundation for Individual Rights in Education

Government Surveillance

Police Camera Surveillance Threatens First Amendment Interests | Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

Cedar Rapids [IA] Police Ask Residents to Register Home Surveillance, Doorbell Cams to Help Catch Crime | KCRG ABC News

Perkasie [PA] Police Ask Public to Register Personal Surveillance Cameras with Department | KYW Newsradio

Watchdog Reviews Complaint About FBI Surveillance Warrant | AP/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Laws, Regulations, and Legislation

Virginia Considers New Data Privacy Legislation | FindBiometrics

Biometric Privacy

US Govt Facial Recognition Stakeholders Must Address Public Knowledge Gap, Case Study Shows |

Francisco Partners is Acquiring MyHeritage, Sources Say for $600M | TechCrunch

Snap Surveillance Acquired by SenSen Networks |


Support Encryption for Everybody or Place Your Faith in Government Snoops | Reason

This Week in Data Breaches and Leaks

DFS [Department of Financial Services] Warning of Widespread Data Breach | JDSupra

Why Was SolarWinds So Vulnerable to a Hack? | The New York Times

Clubhouse Confirms Data Spillage of its Audio Streams | BBC

Social Security Numbers Among Data Threatened in Kroger Data Breach | CBS Denver

Kroger Data Breach Highlights Urgent Need to Replace Legacy, End-of-Life Tools | TechRepublic

Students’ Information Compromised by Data Breach at Harvard Business School | The Harvard Crimson

Parents Alerted to NuseryCam Security Breach [in the U.K.] | BBC News

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