Privacy News for March 26, 2021

Privacy During the Pandemic

Facial recognition beats the Covid-mask challenge | BBC

Opinion: Thanks to covid-19, the age of biometric surveillance is here | The Washington Post

Vaccine passports raise questions of equity, security, privacy, argues expert | Medical Xpress

Students’ and Minors’ Privacy

Exam-Proctoring Software Targeted in New Wave of BIPA Class Action Litigation | JDSupra

Government Surveillance

U.S. Homeland Security Studying How to Track Travel of Suspected Domestic Extremists | U.S. News & World Report

Philadelphia International Airport begins biometric facial comparison program for international flights | WPVI ABC

CBP Expands Biometrics Facial Comparison at BWI Airport to Secure and Streamline International Travel | U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Does the 4th Amendment Prohibit Warrantless Drone Surveillance? | Cato Institute

Surveillance Capitalism

US privacy, consumer, competition and civil rights groups urge ban on ‘surveillance advertising’ | TechCrunch

What a Gambling App Knows About You | The New York Times

Biometric Privacy

Walt Disney World begins testing facial recognition technology | Click Orlando

Amazon Delivery Drivers Forced to Sign ‘Biometric Consent’ Form or Lose Job | Vice

Apple introduces new biometric check rule for its employees worldwide |

North America: Eye on AI — Risks in AI and Facial Recognition [podcast] | Global Compliance News

Facial recognition expanding at Japan airports | NHK

Filipinos urged to secure biometric ID cards for easier public transactions |

Tracking dongle, facial recognition tested for major events in Singapore | The Straits Times

‘Coded Bias’: Film features MIT researcher who found racial and gender bias in facial recognition programs [documentary review] |

Laws, Regulations, and Legislation

Fourth Circuit Allows Baltimore Police Department’s Aircraft-Based Surveillance Program to Continue | JDSupra

City of Dayton Working With Activists On Police Surveillance Tech Ordinance | WYSO

This Week in Data Breaches and Leaks

Polk County Schools warns parents of potential data breach | ABC Action News

California Controller’s Office suffers data breach after employee fell for phishing email | SiliconANGLE

Energy giant Shell discloses data breach after Accellion hack | BleepingComputer

Data breaches likely to blame for Kentucky, other states’ unemployment fraud cases | WAVE3 News