Privacy News for November 13

Privacy and the Pandemic

Data Surveillance During Remote Work Leaves Businesses Vulnerable | Small Business Trends

Government Surveillance

Podcast Episode: The Secret Court Approving Secret Surveillance | EFF

Surveillance Disclosures Show Urgent Need for Reforms to EU Aid Programmes | Privacy International

Baltimore Police Beat Court Challenge to Aerial Surveillance | Bloomberg Law

Surveillance Network Near Tampa Public Housing Raises Concerns | Government Technology

Boston Councilors Seek to Make City’s Array of Surveillance Technology More Transparent | Boston Globe

Laws, Regulations, and Legislation

California Passes New CPRA Privacy Regulation | JDSupra

[San Diego City] Council Approves Surveillance Oversight Ordinances | Voice of San Diego

Europe Limits Exports of Surveillance Technology | Axios

Biometric Privacy

EFF Says First Amendment Can’t Save Clearview AI Biometric Faceprinting |

EU Border Control Aid and Connections to Biometrics Contractors Alarm Privacy International |

UK Regulator Determines Onfido’s Anti-Bias Biometrics Research is in Public Interest | FindBiometrics

Training Facial Recognition on Some New Furry Friends: Bears | The New York Times


WhatsApp Full Encryption Ban Could be Coming – Here’s How to Stay Private | Tom’s Guide

Zoom Settles with the FTC on Video Surveillance and Encryption Overstatement | The National Law Review

Google Drive may Soon Allow Users to Encrypt and Decrypt Files Natively | Chrome Unboxed

This Week in Data Breaches and Leaks

FBI: Hackers Stole Source Code from US Government Agencies and Private Companies | ZDNet

Animal Jam Kids’ Virtual World Hit by Data Breach, Impacts 46M Accounts | BleepingComputer

Millions of Hotel Guests Worldwide Caught up in Mass Data Leak | ThreatPost

Mayo Clinic Faces Lawsuit in Breach of Patients’ Health Records | Minneapolis Star Tribune

Cadwalader and Bar Groups Among Latest to Report Data Breach Incidents |

Data Breach at Mashable Leaks Users’ Personal Information Online | The Daily Swig

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