Aug 132022
 August 13, 2022  Posted by  Business, Govt, Laws, Surveillance

From the FTC: Commercial surveillance is the business of collecting, analyzing, and profiting from information about people. Technologies essential to everyday life also enable near constant surveillance of people’s private lives. The volume of data collected exposes people to identity thieves and hackers. Mass surveillance has heightened the risks and [Read More…]

Aug 062022
 August 6, 2022  Posted by  Court, Surveillance, U.S.

Shira Schoenberg reports: The police cannot test a person’s blood to determine blood alcohol content without that person’s consent, even if the person authorized the blood draw itself, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled Friday.  It is well-established law that the police cannot order a blood test without a person’s consent, in [Read More…]

Aug 062022
 August 6, 2022  Posted by  Non-U.S., Surveillance

Speaking of using facial recognition for surveillance purposes, Nicola Kelly reports: Migrants who have been convicted of a criminal offence will be required to scan their faces up to five times a day using smartwatches installed with facial recognition technology under plans from the Home Office and the Ministry of Justice. In [Read More…]