Nov 292020
 November 29, 2020  Posted by  Healthcare, Surveillance, U.S.

Libby Cohen reports: Thermal imaging thermometers are popping up all over the country as a method of trying to mitigate COVID-19, but data and privacy concerns have been raised as some of the devices scan individual’s faces to check their temperature. […] Surveillance Technology Oversight Project (STOP) Executive Director Albert Fox [Read More…]

Nov 282020
 November 28, 2020  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Featured News, Surveillance, U.S.

Kevin Shalvey reports: Amazon customers are being automatically opted in to Sidewalk, a feature set to launch later this year that the company says will connect Alexa devices to nearby WiFi networks, even those owned by someone else. […] Anticipating privacy concerns, Amazon published a research paper detailing the technology behind Sidewalk [Read More…]

Nov 282020
 November 28, 2020  Posted by  Business, Court, U.S.

Jake Holland reports: School bus provider First Student Inc. argues a proposed biometric privacy class action filed against the company should be transferred to Illinois federal court because that court has original jurisdiction over the civil action. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois has jurisdiction under the [Read More…]