Privacy News for January 15

Privacy and the Pandemic

Workplace Surveillance May Hurt us More than it Helps | The Irish Times

Best in Law: Protecting Privacy on COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps | JDSupra

Chinese City Surveillance Cameras on Maskless Drivers | Sixth Tone

Government Surveillance

The Capitol Attack Doesn’t Justify Expanding Surveillance | WIRED

How a Surveillance Plane was Sent to One Wealthy Suburb: National Guard Troops Were Called in After [a] Group of Young Black Entrepreneurs Toured a Town | NBC News

How Law Enforcement Gets Around Your Smartphone’s Encryption | WIRED

Surveillance Group Exposes Disturbing Huawei Patent for AI-Powered Uighur Detection | TNW

[San Diego City] Council Unknowingly OK’d Surveillance Gear for Secretive Police Group | Voice of San Diego

Surveillance Camera Program Launched by Lafayette County [Mississippi] Sheriff’s Department | Oxford Eagle

HK Security Chief Says Communications Surveillance Can Come Under Security Law | Reuters

Biometric Privacy

Face Surveillance and the Capitol Attack | EFF

Clearview AI Biometrics Searches Spike as Police Work to Identify Capitol Rioters |

The Army has Built the Largest Facial Recognition Database of Thermal Images | FedScoop

LAPD Face Biometrics Policy Approved by Commission |

S. Africa’s Plan to Record All Babies’ Biometrics Raises Privacy Fears | Reuters

Surveillance Capitalism

EU Court Opinion Leaves Facebook More Exposed Over Privacy | AP

WhatsApp Responds to Concerns Over Privacy Policy Update | CNET


Millions Flock to Telegram and Signal as Fears Grow Over Big Tech | The New York Times

Switching to Signal? Turn on Theses Settings Now for Greater Privacy and Security | ZDNet

WhatsApp, Signal, Telegram and iMessage: Choosing a Private Encrypted Chat App | The Wall Street Journal

Laws, Regulations, and Legislation

Final Rule Expanding Biometrics for Immigrants Clears Review | Bloomberg Law

NY Law Addresses Use of Biometric Technology in Schools | JDSupra

Employers Take Note — New York Introduces a Biometric Information Privacy Bill Identical to the Illinois BIPA | JDSupra

This Week in Data Breaches and Leaks

United Nations Data Breach Exposed Over 100K UNEP Staff Records | Bleeping Computer

Vulnerabilities in Federal Court’s E-Filing System Serve as Stark Data Security Warning for Employers | JDSupra

Parler Data Breach: Archived Posts from Capitol Riots Could Reveal Platform’s Role in the Insurrection | USA Today

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