Privacy News for October 23

Privacy and the Pandemic

How Covid-19 Turned College Campuses into Surveillance Machines | Medium

How Virus-Tracing Apps can Impede Vulnerable Groups’ Rights | Borgen Magazine

Microsoft’s Privacy Chief Calls for Greater Consumer Data Protection to Aid Pandemic Recovery |

Biometric Privacy Suit Targets Amazon’s COVID-19 Screening |

Students’ and Minors’ Privacy

‘Don’t Get Gaggled’: Minneapolis School District Spends Big on Student Surveillance Tool, Raising Ire after Terminating its Police Contract | The 74 Million

Surveillance and the City: Online Bar Exam, Remote Learning Fuel In-Home Surveillance | Gotham Gazette

Children, Smartphones and the Surveillance Economy | Security Boulevard

Government Surveillance

Twitter Surveillance Startup [Dataminr] Targets Communities of Color for Police | The Intercept

The Police Can Probably Break into Your Phone | The New York Times

Members of Congress Join the Fight for Protest Surveillance Transparency | EFF

Reversing ban, Va. Supreme Court Says Police can Operate License Plate Surveillance Programs | Virginia Mercury

Laws, Regulations, and Legislation

DHS Biometrics Proposal Represents ‘Unacceptable Escalation of Government Surveillance,’ Senators Say | Nextgov

Madison Weighs Ban on Face Surveillance Technology by Police, Other City Agencies | APG Wisconsin

Biometric Privacy

Clearview Gestures Toward Preventing Police Abuses with New Auditing Feature | FindBiometrics

Prominent Senators Urge DHS to Drop Border Biometrics Expansion | FindBiometrics

Biometric Payment Cards from Mastercard and Idemia to be Trialed in Q4 [in Asia] |

Singapore Moves Forward with National Facial Recognition System | FindBiometrics

Issuance of Biometric Cards for Kenyans Imminent as Regulatory Framework in Place |

Slouching Towards Dystopia

Davista Takes Security AI Beyond Video Surveillance: Technology Originally Developed for the Government now being Leveraged in Commercial Applications | Security InfoWatch

This Week in Data Breaches and Leaks

House Republicans Push VA for Details on Recent Data Breach | The Hill

Data Breach Impacts Medicaid Billing, Services Company for Iowa Students | CBS

Data Breach at Toledo Public Schools Exposes Personal Information of Students, Staff | WTOL

Breach at Dickey’s BBQ Smokes 3M Cards | Krebs on Security

Albion Online Game Maker Discloses Data Breach | ZDNet

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