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 February 21, 2020  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Non-U.S.

Kate Allen and Wendy Gillis report: Federal and provincial regulators are launching an investigation into whether Clearview AI, the company that makes facial recognition technology used by at least four Ontario police forces, breaks Canadian privacy laws. The investigation was initiated “in the wake of numerous media reports that have raised [Read More…]

Feb 212020
 
 February 21, 2020  Posted by  Business, Govt

Frank Konkel reports: Lawmakers want answers from Amazon as civil liberties, privacy and surveillance concerns surrounding its Ring doorbell camera continue to mount. In a letter to Amazon Feb. 19, Democratic Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, the chairman of the Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy, requested numerous documents and policies from [Read More…]

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 February 21, 2020  Posted by  Court, Featured News, Surveillance, U.S.

Tim Cushing writes: The Supreme Court’s Carpenter decision added Fourth Amendment protections to historical cell site location information (CSLI). The Court recognized people had a privacy interest in their location info, even if it was collected and stored by third parties. This narrow finding — that historical cell site info is covered by [Read More…]

Feb 212020
 
 February 21, 2020  Posted by  Breaches, Laws, U.S., Youth & Schools

It’s not often I read about someone being fired for a FERPA violation. Then I realized that the news source was a student-run publication. Good for them for covering this topic. Ujwal Srivastava reports: A computer science teaching assistant (TA) was removed from the staff of CS 224N: “Natural Language [Read More…]