Aug 292020
 August 29, 2020  Posted by  Surveillance, U.S.

Joe Cadillic writes:

The Concord Monitor’s article about 50 businesses and 50 solutions on automated kiosks, is really an article praising a corporation for exploiting peoples fears during a pandemic.

“When the pandemic hit, the team at Advanced Kiosks realized that they had more opportunity for growth than ever before. With social distancing quickly becoming the norm, all sorts of businesses that had previously resisted automation were looking for innovative ways to deliver services without person-to-person interactions.”

Advanced Kiosks growth is tied to giving the public an illusion of safety.

Read more on MassPrivateI.

Aug 292020
 August 29, 2020  Posted by  Laws

Bill Sardi writes:

New York State bill A99 which is now under consideration in the NY State legislature. It allows the state to take an individual “suspected” of being infected or contaminated to a detention center and there compel her or him to receive any medical treatment deemed necessary – including forced vaccination. – See page 4 line 26 of  bill below..

This bill could become the model for other similar bills to be passed into law in other states. Virgina and Massachusetts are already signaling mandatory vaccinations.

Read the bill on

via Joe Cadillic

Aug 292020
 August 29, 2020  Posted by  Laws, Non-U.S.

Julian Flamant of Hogan Lovells writes:

As we have reported, Brazil’s Congress and President have traded proposals over the past few months to delay the effective date of the LGPD in order to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on companies (see our previous stories herehere, and here). Most recently, the Chamber of Deputies voted to approve a provisional measure that aimed to delay the effective date of the LGPD to December 31, 2020. That measure was sent to the Senate, which issued a last-minute amendment that would give the main provisions of the LGPD immediate effect (subject to Presidential approval of the measure).

With the LGPD’s main provisions entering into force, private lawsuits and public prosecutor actions based on the LGPD will be possible. This means that prosecutors and individuals are able to bring lawsuits against companies under Brazil’s Consumer Rights Law, Internet Law, or Civil Code in case of any LGPD violations.

Read more on Engage.

This seems to be one of the biggest stories of the week, with many multinational privacy law practices covering the news. See also Hunton Andrews Kurth, and Covington & Burling for two more.

Aug 292020
 August 29, 2020  Posted by  Non-U.S., Surveillance

Morten Butler reports:

Denmark has been rocked by a surveillance scandal in which private citizens’ data was allegedly collected by military intelligence and then shared with foreign powers.

This week, Danes learned that their Defense Intelligence Service, known locally as FE, may have repeatedly broken the law by misleading its watchdog about spying on private individuals.

Read more on Bloomberg News.