Apr 042021
 April 4, 2021  Posted by  Govt, Healthcare, U.S.

From EPIC.org: EPIC and a coalition of civil society groups urged officials in five states today to investigate major pharmacy chains over their collection and use of personal data from patients receiving COVID-19 vaccines. The federal government has partnered with retail pharmacies to expand vaccine distribution, including CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, and Kroger. But as the coalition [Read More…]

Apr 032021
 April 3, 2021  Posted by  Govt, U.S.

EPIC.org writes: The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board released its report on Executive Order 12333, which provides broad legal authority for data collection. The Oversight Board conducted three deep-dives into 12333-related counterterrorism activities—two on classified CIA programs and one on NSA’s XKEYSCORE. XKEYSCORE is a tool used to search data collected under Executive Order [Read More…]

Apr 032021
 April 3, 2021  Posted by  Business, Govt, Surveillance, U.S.

Sam Biddle reports: The popular legal research and data brokerage firm LexisNexis signed a $16.8 million contract to sell information to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according to documents shared with The Intercept. The deal is already drawing fire from critics and comes less than two years after the company downplayed [Read More…]