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 062020
 August 6, 2020  Posted by  Featured News, Govt, Surveillance, U.S.

Dell Cameron reports: Nearly a dozen civil liberties organizations have accused Congressman Adam Schiff and other Democratic leaders of purposely undermining the online privacy of U.S. citizens and immigrants; possibly in an effort, they say, to conceal the unlawful surveillance of Americans’ web browsing activity by the FBI’s national security [Read More…]

Aug 062020
 August 6, 2020  Posted by  Laws, U.S.

Joseph J. Lazaarotti of JacksonLewis writes: ……   Modeled after Illinois’s Biometric Information Privacy (BIPA), the National Biometric Information Privacy Act (Act), proposed by Sens. Jeff Merkley and Bernie Sanders, contains three key provisions: A requirement to obtain consent from individual prior to collecting and disclosing their biometric identifiers and information. A [Read More…]