Privacy News for June 24

Privacy and the Pandemic

Privacy in a Post-Pandemic World | Forbes

Uptake of Health Wearables Likely to Increase due to Covid-19 | Verdict

Government Surveillance

The FBI Used its Most Advanced Spy Plane to Watch Black Lives Matter Protests | BuzzFeed News

Defund the Police, and Defund Big Data Policing, Too | Jurist

US Air Force Investigates use of Air National Guard Surveillance Aircraft at Protests | Jurist

NATO’s New Surveillance Drone Begins Test Flights over the Mediterranean | DefenseNews

Maine Lawmakers will Question Top Police Officials about Race Disparities, Surveillance Tools | Portland Press Herald

ACLU Hearing has Ended, City [Memphis] Moves Closer to Modernized Rules on Police Surveillance | Memphis Commercial Appeal

AI Weekly: Restricting Surveillance Technologies is a Strong First Step, but it’s Not Enough | VentureBeat

Biometric Privacy

AWS and Pindrop Named in Voice Biometric Data Privacy Lawsuit as Cases Test Liability Limits |

UK’s Facial Recognition Technology ‘Breaches Privacy Rights’ | The Guardian

Wrongfully Accused by an Algorithm | New York Times

Senators Introduce Legislation to Ban Government Use of Facial Recognition, Other Biometric Technology | U.S. Senator Ed Markey (MA)


Slouching Towards Dystopia

The Trump 2020 App is a Voter Surveillance Tool of Extraordinary Power | MIT Technology Review

A Totalitarian Surveillance City in China Should be a Warning to us All | The Washington Post

DeKalb Police Invite Residents to Sign up for Voluntary Camera Surveillance Program | The MidWeek

Ripple20 Flaws Found in Millions of IoT Devices – Avast | Security Boulevard

The Cost of Privacy | Okta “Consumers underestimate the extent to which their data is being tracked.”

Laws, Regulations, and Legislation

New York City Council Enters the Anti-Surveillance Fray | JD Supra

Vermont’s Amendments to Data Breach Law and New Student Privacy Law Effective July 1, 2020 | The National Law Review


US Republican Senators Develop Bill to End use of ‘Warrant-Proof’ Encryption | ZDNet

NSA Revises Guidance on Teleworking Services for Government Users | Nextgov

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