Privacy News for May 28th, 2021

Privacy During the Pandemic

National Guard to Take Over COVID-19 Contact Tracing After State [PA] Fires Vendor Over Data Breach | KDKA

CLEARED4 Partners with Facial Recognition Company Trueface to Provide Covid Verification Solutions to Clients | EIN

Fears for privacy as France links ‘health passes’ to Covid tracking app | RFI

Privacy and Libraries

The privacy paradox of public libraries | Jeroen de Boer

Government Surveillance

US towns are buying Chinese surveillance tech tied to Uighur abuses | TechCrunch

Pittsburgh police used facial recognition technology during Black Lives Matter protests | WPXI

The People, Not the Police, Should Decide If and How Surveillance Technologies Are Used In Their Communities | ACLU

Russia’s Surveillance State Struggles to Wean Itself Off the West | Foreign Policy

Court finds GCHQ breached citizen’s privacy with its bulk surveillance regime | ZDNet

Biometric Privacy

Facial Recognition Technology’s Pervasive Role in American Life [podcast] | KQED

Cleaview AI — The Facial Recognition Company Embraced by U.S. Law Enforcement — Just Got Hit With A Barrage Of Privacy Complaints In Europe | Forbes

Facial recognition technology expands at El Paso area ports of entry | KFOX 14

Surveillance Capitalism

Shoshana Zuboff Explains Why You Should Care About Privacy | The New York Times

Slouching Towards Dystopia

Your boss is watching: How AI-powered surveillance rules the workplace | Politico

What Does Our Right to Privacy Mean in the Digital Age? |


Indian government exceeded powers with encryption-breaking rule – WhatsApp filing | Reuters

This Week in Data Breaches and Leaks

Domino’s 180M order data breach is now a searchable portal | The Next Web

Canada Post reveals supplier data breach involving shipping information of 950,000 parcel recipients | The Daily Swig


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