Aug 172020
 
 August 17, 2020  Posted by  Misc

It’s been a busy week here, but thankfully, Joe Cadillic has done his usual wonderful job of compiling news stories on privacy and civil liberties.  Here are a few links he has compiled for us all: World’s Largest Facial Recognition/Fingerprint Entry-Exit System to Be Launched at EU Land Borders: “The [Read More…]

Aug 062020
 
 August 6, 2020  Posted by  Misc

From Joe Cadillic’s weekly roundup, a few items of note:   The impact of COVID-19 digital health certificates on privacy and human rights: https://www.accessnow.org/cms/assets/uploads/2020/07/Impact-COVID-19-digital-health-certificates.pdf NSO Group used WhatsAp to spy on senior clergymen in Togo and other activists: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/aug/03/senior-clergymen-among-activists-targeted-by-spyware   Arp-Hansen Hotel Group A / S is fined by Danish [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 272020
 
 July 27, 2020  Posted by  Misc

Links courtesy of Joe Cadillic: U.S. Government  And Mississippi State University Spied On Millions Of People’s Cellphone Locations Across Europe: https://www.wsj.com/articles/academic-project-used-marketing-data-to-monitor-russian-military-sites-11595073601 Germany – Police can access any WhatsApp message without any malware: https://androidrookies.com/german-police-can-access-any-whatsapp-message-without-any-malware/ South Korea – Major Security Flaws Found in Government’s Quarantine App: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/21/technology/korea-coronavirus-app-security.html Egypt – President endorses Personal Data Protection Law: [Read More…]