Privacy News for March 5

Privacy and the Pandemic

Tracking the Vaccinated By Name, Race Challenges Privacy Laws | Bloomberg Law

Is Your Boss Watching You? Widespread Computer Surveillance of Remote Workers ‘Worrisome on a Bunch of Levels’ | Toronto Star

Colleges that Require Virus-Screening Tech Struggle to Say Whether it Works | The New York Times

Ontario’s Plans for COVID-19 Contact Tracing Wearable Devices Threaten Freedom and Privacy | The Conversation

Minors’ and Students’ Privacy

Why Encryption is Key During Remote Learning | eSchool News

Government Surveillance

Privacy, Immigrant Rights Groups Slam Biden’s ‘Smart Wall’ Proposal | The Hill

Officials in Baltimore and St. Louis Put the Brakes on Persistent Surveillance Systems Spy Planes | EFF

Privacy Experts: Sensor Devices Threaten ‘New Age of Excessive Police Surveillance’ | The Crime Report

New EFF Report Shows Cops Used Ring Cameras to Monitor Black Lives Matter Protests | EFF

National Surveillance Camera Rollout Roils Privacy Activists | ThreatPost

Spanish Fort PD Asking for Access to Private Surveillance Systems | Fox 10 News

Germany Places Right-Wing Opposition Party Under Domestic Surveillance | NPR

France: New Security Law Risks Dystopian Surveillance State | Amnesty International

Surveillance Capitalism

Amazon’s Plan to Install Surveillance Cameras in Delivery Vans Drives Lawmaker Backlash | CBS News

Facebook is Considering Facial Recognition for its Upcoming Smart Glasses | BuzzFeed News

Laws, Regulations, and Legislation

Florida Data Privacy Bill | JDSupra

Data & Privacy Update: Biometric, Ransomware, PIPEDA and EU-UK Data Transfers | JDSupra

Biometric Privacy

CBP Introduces Biometric Facial Comparison Technology at Douglas and Naco Ports of Entry | U.S. Customs and Border Protection

A New Frontier: Insurance Coverage for Violations of Biometric Privacy Acts [paywalled] |

Fears for Children’s Privacy as Delhi Schools Install Facial Recognition | Reuters


Microsoft Teams Is Getting End-To-End Encryption Support | The Verge

EFF Director Cindy Cohn on Warrantless Surveillance, Encryption and Financial Privacy with Bitcoin [interview] | Forbes

Privacy Tools and Techniques

How to Delete Your Old Online Accounts (and Why You Should) | How-To Geek

This Week in Data Breaches and Leaks

Washington to Notify 1.3M Unemployment Data Breach Victims | Government Technology

Oxfam Australia Supporters Embroiled in New Data Breach | ZDNet

Far-Right Platform Gab has been Hacked–Including Private Data | WIRED

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