Oct 142021
 October 14, 2021  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Non-U.S.

Zach Marzouk reports: US convenience store chain 7-Eleven has been accused of breaching Australian privacy laws by collecting customers’ biometric data without their consent. The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) found that between 15 June 2020 and 24 August 2021, the Australian arm of 7-Eleven interfered with the privacy of [Read More…]

Oct 132021
 October 13, 2021  Posted by  Featured News, Laws, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Lisa Peets, Marty Hansen, Sam Jungyun Choi, Marianna Drake, and Jiayen Ong of Covington and Burling write: On 6 October 2021, the European Parliament (“EP”) voted in favor of a resolution banning the use of facial recognition technology (“FRT”) by law enforcement in public spaces. The resolution forms part of a non-legislative report on [Read More…]

Oct 132021
 October 13, 2021  Posted by  Govt, Healthcare, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Isabel Dayman reports: The South Australian Premier’s department has been deleting QR check-in data after 28 days, but SA Health has been holding onto the information it receives for contact tracing indefinitely, according to a report by the state’s auditor-general. The state government requested the auditor-general conduct a review into [Read More…]