Privacy News for February 5

Privacy and the Pandemic

Vision-Box Partners with Airside to Enable Mobile Travel Screening | FindBiometrics

Vaccines for Data: Israel’s Pfizer Deal Drives Quick Rollout — And Privacy Worries | NPR

Government Surveillance

Baltimore Spending Board Votes Unanimously to Cancel Surveillance Plane Contract | The Baltimore Sun

St. Louis County Council Goes on Record Opposing Aerial Surveillance Plan in St. Louis | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

South Sudan: Rampant Abusive Surveillance by NSS Instills Climate of Fear | Amnesty International

In China, how People are Pushing Back on Surveillance State | Worldcrunch

Laws, Regulations, and Legislation

States Gear Up to Limit Use of Biometrics and Biological Data | JDSupra

San Francisco Takes Small Step to Establish Oversight Over Business Association Surveillance | EFF

Biometric Privacy

Exposing.AI Can Tell You if Your Flickr Pic was Used to Train Biometric AI | FindBiometrics

U.S. Biometrics Laws Part I: An Overview of 2020 | JDSupra

Clearview AI Surveillance Ruled Illegal in Canada | Forbes

Canada Needs Biometric Surveillance Regulation with Enforcement Powers — Privacy Commissioners |

Surveillance Capitalism

They Stormed the Capitol. Their Apps Tracked Them. | The New York Times

Amazon Plans to Install Always-On Surveillance Cameras in its Delivery Vehicles | The Verge

The Coup we are not Talking About | The New York Times

Facebook Prompt Will Encourage Ad Tracking Opt-In Ahead of Apple’s Privacy Push | The Verge

‘All Light Everywhere’ Review: Documentary on Surveillance Society Shows how Cameras are Killing Us | IndieWire


Michigan State Police Director Asked to Testify Over Text Messages that Can Evade FOIA | Detroit Free Press

Amazon Ring’s End-to-End Encryption: What it Means | EFF

Are Private Messaging Apps the Next Misinformation Hot Spot? | The New York Times

Duality Scores $14M DARPA Contract for Hardware-Accelerated Homomorphic Encryption | TechCrunch

This Week in Data Breaches and Leaks

USCellular Data Breach: Hackers Gained Access to Users’ Personal Data, PIN Code, Billing Statements, and More | Tech Times

New WA Data Breach Exposes Personal Info of 1.6 Million People who Applied for Unemployment | MyNorthwest

Over Three Million US Drivers Exposed in Data Breach | InfoSecurity

US Fertility Sued Over Ransomware Attack, Health Data Exfiltration | Health IT Security

As Details Emerge About Major [Vermont] State Data Breach, Governor’s Office Steps In | VTDigger

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