Aug 082020
 August 8, 2020  Posted by  Govt, Healthcare, Surveillance, U.S.

From EPIC has obtained hundreds of pages of records (1, 2, 3, 4) from the Office of Science and Technology Policy about the White House’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and proposals to use location data for public health surveillance. The documents were produced in response to an EPIC Freedom of Information [Read More…]

Aug 042020
 August 4, 2020  Posted by  Business, Govt, Healthcare, Laws, Misc, Surveillance

Rachel R. Marmor and Emily Bruemmer of Davis Wright Tremaine write: Attempts by U.S. legislators to address the privacy issues raised by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic have stalled. But for companies seeking to balance the goals of furthering public health and protecting individuals’ privacy, the European Union is providing policy [Read More…]

Jul 312020
 July 31, 2020  Posted by  Breaches, Govt, Healthcare, Non-U.S.

Anna White reports: There was no justification for MP Hamish Walker and political operative Michelle Boag to leak confidential Covid-19 patient details, the inquiry into the privacy breach found today. The report also warned of concern at the “routine dissemination” of personal details by the Ministry of Health. Names, addresses, ages [Read More…]