Sep 192020
 September 19, 2020  Posted by  Online, Surveillance, U.S., Youth & Schools

 The Rutherford Institute has issued a precautionary “opt out” letter as a means by which families whose children are taking part in remote learning / virtual classes might assert their Fourth Amendment privacy rights and guard against intrusive government surveillance posed by remote learning technologies. The Institute released its model “Parental [Read More…]

Sep 092020
 September 9, 2020  Posted by  Healthcare, Surveillance, U.S., Youth & Schools

Colin Lecher reports: Fayette County Public Schools, a 24-school district in Georgia, reopened its classroom doors last month. As at many schools around the country, officials in Fayette have concerns about safely bringing students back to school amid a pandemic—and they’re turning to surveillance technology for help. …. But is this [Read More…]

Aug 282020
 August 28, 2020  Posted by  Surveillance, U.S., Youth & Schools

Jason Kelley and Lindsay Oliver of EFF recently wrote: With COVID-19 forcing millions of teachers and students to rethink in-person schooling, this moment is ripe for an innovation in learning. Unfortunately, many schools have simply substituted surveillance technology for real transformation. The use of proctoring apps—privacy-invasive software products that “watch” students [Read More…]

Aug 272020
 August 27, 2020  Posted by  Business, Laws, U.S., Youth & Schools

Liisa Thomas & Snehal Desai of SheppardMullin write: In this remote era, companies are increasingly being approached by their business teams with ideas about products and services that involve video or audio recordings of their consumers. It may also involve letting people manipulate photos of themselves. Sometimes, those recordings and [Read More…]