Privacy News for October 16

Privacy and the Pandemic

Report Tracks how Governments Fighting COVID are Increasing Surveillance | Voice of America

The Pandemic’s Digital Shadow: Increased Surveillance | The Hill

Students’ and Minors’ Privacy

Recent K-12 Data Breaches Show that Students are Vulnerable to Harm | U.S. Government Accountability Office

UM [University of Miami] Used Surveillance to Track Student Protesters | Miami New Times

Government Surveillance

Government Privacy Watchdog Asked to Investigate Surveillance of Black Lives Matter | Gizmodo

Border Patrol Spent $2 Million on Google Maps for a Massive Surveillance Tool | Forbes

San Francisco Supervisors Must Rein in SFPD’s Abuse of Surveillance Cameras | EFF

Biometric Privacy

Human Rights Watch Calls for Suspension of Buenos Aires Biometric Surveillance System | FindBiometrics

Canadian Law Clinic Asks for Moratorium on Use of Face Biometrics at the Border | FindBiometrics

Chinese Citizens Raise Concerns about Leaks of Biometric Data | FindBiometrics

Encyrption

Zoom Rolls out End-to-End Encryption after Setbacks | ThreatPost

A Transnational Coalition of Intelligence Agencies Seeks to Abolish End-to-End Encryption | Business Insider

This Week in Data Breaches and Leaks

Barnes & Noble Data Breach Exposes Customers’ Email Addresses, Transaction History | USA Today

Personal and Medical Information of Children and Adults Stolen in DHS Data Breach | Security Boulevard

Data Breach may have Affected as Many as 30,000 Colorado State Employees | CBS Denver

 

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