Privacy News for October 18

Government Surveillance

Surveillance States: Which Countries Best Protect Privacy of Their Citizens? | Comparitech

Biometric Privacy

Samsung: Anyone’s Thumbprint can Unlock Galaxy S10 Phone | BBC

Hey, Siri: What’s a Class Action? Apple Targeted Under IL Biometrics Law for Siri ‘Voiceprints’ | Cook County Record

Overview of Recent Decisions Interpreting the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act | JD Supra

Laws, Regulations, and Legislation

California Extends Data Breach Law to Passports, Biometric Data | Bloomberg

DASHBOARD Act Could be Unintended Game Changer for Data Breach Valuation | Bloomberg Law

Encryption

Without Encryption, We Will Lose All Privacy. This is Our New Battleground | The Guardian

Attorney General Barr is Determined to Undermine your Privacy | Chicago Sun Times

Thought Pieces

“Opting Out” is a Myth | Quartz

Americans and Digital Knowledge | Pew Research Center

Vulnerabilities and Exploits

Imperva Blames Data Breach on Stolen AWS API Key | ZDNet

This Week in Data Breaches

Philly Health Department Website Exposed Names of Thousands of People with Hepatitis | The Philadelphia Inquirer

Escort Forums in Italy and the Netherlands Hacked, User Data Put up for Sale | ZDNet

Indiana Hospital System Notifying Patients after Data Breach | Minneapolis StarTribune

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