Privacy News for May 21, 2021

Privacy During the Pandemic

Digital IDs Might Sound Like a Good Idea, But They Could Be a Privacy Nightmare | ACLU

Hawaii adds facial recognition to COVID-19 airport screening | State Scoop

Inslee vetoes bipartisasn COVID data privacy bill [in Washington] | The Center Square

Government Surveillance

Amazon’s Ring is the largest civilian surveillance network the US has ever seen | The Guardian

Mass surveillance puts immigrants and refuges at risk | Daily News

Facial recognition system used to identify Lafayette Square protestor to be halted | The Washington Post

US will ramp up tracking of domestic extremism on social media; some see civil liberties issues | Boston Globe

Emails show Pittsburgh police officers accessed Clearview facial recognition after BLM protests | Public Source

Lightfoot’s office was blindsided by CPD’s use of controversial facial recognition software — then raised serious concerns | Chicago Sun-Times

Facial recognition debuts at Charlotte’s airport for use on foreign arriving passengers | The Spokesman-Review

Surveillance Capitalism

Censorship, Surveillance and Profits: A Hard Bargain for Apple in China | The New York Times

Biometric Privacy

This facial recognition website can turn anyone into a cop — or a stalker | The Washington Post

Amazon Will Block Police Indefinitely from Using its Facial-Recogntion Software | WKTV

Face biometrics systems shut down in Washington, DC and São Paulo, Brazil |

Amazon, Microsoft say they’ll do what’s right on biometrics, but suits raise questions |

Laws, Regulations, and Legislation

The State of Proposed Biometrics Laws | JDSupra


Proton, the privacy startup behind e2e encrypted ProtonMail, confirms passing 50M users | TechCrunch

This Week in Data Breaches and Leaks

Here’s How Much Your Personal Information Is Worth to Cybercriminals — and What They Do With It | Nextgov

Herff Jones credit card breach impacts college students across the US | Bleeping Computer

Montreal library to close until Tuesday due to daycare data breach | CTV News

Verizon 2021 Data Breach Investigations Report Released | JDSupra

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