Privacy News for May 22

Privacy in the Pandemic

Illusions of consent and COVID-19-tracking apps | IAPP

As Lockdowns Ease, a New Surveillance Reality Awaits | ZDNet

9/11 Saw much of our Privacy Swept Aside. Coronavirus Could end it Altogether | CNN

International Proposals for Warrantless Location Surveillance to Fight COVID-19 | EFF

COVID-19 Patients’ Right to Privacy Against Quarantine Surveillance | EFF

French Covid-19 Drones Grounded after Privacy Complaint | Bloomberg

You Don’t Need Invasive Tech for Successful Contact Tracing. Here’s How It Works. | ProPublica

Contact-tracing apps face serious adoption obstacles | Brookings Institute

Dewey Decibel Podcast: Privacy Concerns (How COVID-19 is affecting privacy for patrons and librarians alike) | American Libraries

HHS Relaxes Data Security and Privacy Enforcement For COVID-19 Test Sites | NextGov

Government Surveillance

Senate Approves Legislation to Extend Government Surveillance Powers | CNN

Privacy Advocates Press House for Surveillance Bill Amendment | Politico

Victory! German Mass Surveillance Abroad is Ruled Unconstitutional | EFF

Digital Rights Group asks EU to Ban Biometric Mass Surveillance | FindBiometrics

Students’ and Minors’ Privacy

How Secure is your Child’s Data in Virginia’s Virtual Classrooms? | Virginia Mercury


The Cybersecurity 202: Barr Ramps up Encryption War with Apple over Pensacola Shooter’s Phone | The Washington Post

Facebook Messenger adds Safety Alerts – Even in Encrypted Chats | Wired

This Week in Data Breaches and Leaks

Data Breach in State’s New PUA Unemployment System Exposes Some Claimants’ Personal Information | CBS Chicago

FBI Investigating Security Breach of Arkansas’ Self-Employed Aid Website | THV11

Over 190 Law Firms Affected by Advanced Data Leak that Exposed over 10,000 Legal Documents | CPO Magazine

Citizen Data Compromised as Service NSW Falls Victim to Phishing Attack [Australia] | ZDNet

Information of over 115 Million Pakistani Mobile Subscribers Exposed in Massive Data Leak | CPO Magazine

Verizon’s Data Breach Report Highlights how Unsecured Cloud Storage Opens Door to Attacks | ZDNet

Interserve hit by Data Breach; 100,000 Employee Records Stolen | SecurityBoulevard