Privacy News for July 17

Privacy During the Pandemic

Will the Coronavirus Pandemic Obliterate a Last Frontier in our Privacy: Our Biological Selves? | Amnesty International

Facial Recognition and Periocular Biometrics for Masked Faces Developed by pdActive, EDGENeural.AI and FacePhi | BiometricUpdate.com

Digital Tools for COVID-19 Contact Tracing: Identifying and Mitigating the Equity, Privacy, and Civil Liberties Concerns | New America

Coronavirus in Ireland: ‘Institutional Racism’ led to Migrant Worker Data Breach | The Times

Virus Projects Renew Questions about UAE’s Mass Surveillance | AP

Government Surveillance

The Atlas of Surveillance Shows Which Tech Law Enforcement Agencies Across the Country have Acquired. It’s a Sobering Look at the Present-Day Panopticon | Wired

CBP [U.S. Customs and Border Protection] Says it’s ‘Unrealistic’ for Americans to Avoid its License Plate Surveillance | TechCrunch

Years into Smart Streetlights Program, [San Diego City] Council will Write Surveillance Rules | Voice of San Diego

Why Ripple Founder is Building a Surveillance Network in San Francisco | Decrypt

St. Louis Considers Surveillance Planes | Jefferson City News Tribune

EU’s Top Court Restricts Personal-Data Transfers to U.S., Citing Surveillance Concerns | The Wall Street Journal

U.S. Tech Giants Suspend Review of Hong Kong Data Requests, TikTok to Pull Out | Reuters

Laws, Regulations, and Legislation

The Senate’s Twin Threats to Online Speech and Security | Brookings Institution

Bipartisan Bill Seeks to Regulate COVID-19 Exposure Notifications | JDSupra

Cryptocurrencies Have ‘No Way’ to Comply with US Anti-Encryption Bills | CoinDesk

Students’ and Minors’ Privacy

The Technology 202: Tech to Contain Coronavirus on College Campuses Sparks Fresh Privacy Concerns | The Washington Post

Biometric Privacy

TikTok Data Collection Includes Behavioral Biometrics, Location Info | Findbiometrics

Facial Biometrics Training Dataset Leads to BIPA Lawsuits Against Amazon, Alphabet and Microsoft | BiometricUpdate.com

Canadians can now opt out of Clearview AI Facial Recognition, with a Catch | CBC News

Slouching Towards Dystopia

Parrot and Hoverseen Partner to Offer Drone-in-a-Box Surveillance and Inspection Solutions | sUAS News

Biometrics and Contactless Technology has Never Been More Important, Says Delta | Security Magazine

Encryption

Google Debuts Confidential VMs that Keep Data Encrypted While it’s in Use | SiliconAngle

Crypto-Primer: Encryption Basics Every Security Pro Should Know | DarkReading

This Week in Data Breaches and Leaks

Google-Backed Indian Delivery Startup Dunzo Suffers Data Breach | The Next Web

Twitter Blocked Tweets from Verified Accounts after a Massive Security Breach | MIT Technology Review

Live Auction Marketplace Confirms Data Breach After Bad Actor Puts User Database up for Sale on the Dark Web | Security Boulevard

Polk County [Florida] Tax Collector Data Breach Exposes 450K Driver’s License Numbers | WFLA