Feb 192019
 February 19, 2019  Posted by  Govt, Laws, Surveillance, U.S., Workplace

Bree Burkitt reports:

Arizona could soon be one of the first states to maintain a massive statewide DNA database.

And if the proposed legislation passes, many people — from parent school volunteers and teachers to real estate agents and foster parents — will have no choice but to give up their DNA.

Under Senate Bill 1475, which Rep. David Livingston, R-Peoria, introduced, DNA must be collected from anyone who has to be fingerprinted by the state for a job, to volunteer in certain positions or for a myriad of other reasons.

Read more on AZcentral.

h/t, Joe Cadillic

Feb 192019
 February 19, 2019  Posted by  Breaches

HayesConnor Solicitors provided an interesting article that appears on LegalFutures in the UK. In this piece, they interview psychologist Professor Hugh C. H. Koch about the psychological impact of privacy breaches.  Here’s a snippet:

What are the typical psychological effects on victims of data breaches?

Data breach victims typically experience high levels of anxiety, both specific to the data breach itself and generalised to other aspects including dealing with correspondence, telephone and digital communications and the payment of services.

Victims can also experience social anxiety including difficulties in dealing with friends and neighbours, tradesmen and shopping transactions following a data breach.

The above seems to be talking about large data breaches where the individual is not specifically being targeted but is just caught up in a breach.  But what are the psychological effects on victims of privacy breaches where they are being specifically targeted and harassed by people revealing their personal and sensitive information?  That is a whole other level of psychological impact.


Feb 192019
 February 19, 2019  Posted by  Surveillance, U.S.

Joe Cadillic writes:

According to a recently published white paper there is a worldwide effort to restrict the right to travel of everyone. And you will not believe how the U.N. is involved.

A recent article in Papers Please.org warns that the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) wants to check every airline passenger’s background and send airlines an “Authority to Carry” before a passenger is allowed to board a plane.

Read more on MassPrivateI.