Nov 132019
 
 November 13, 2019  Posted by  Business, Healthcare, U.S.

Rob Copeland and Sarah E. Needleman report: Google’s project with the country’s second-largest health system to collect detailed health information on 50 million American patients sparked a federal inquiry and criticism from patients and lawmakers. The data on patients of St. Louis-based Ascension were until recently scattered across 40 data centers in [Read More…]

Nov 132019
 
 November 13, 2019  Posted by  Breaches, Featured News, Govt, Laws, Surveillance, U.S.

Alice Speri reports: For years, the New York Police Department illegally maintained a database containing the fingerprints of thousands of children charged as juvenile delinquents — in direct violation of state law mandating that police destroy these records after turning them over to the state’s Division of Criminal Justice Services. When [Read More…]

Nov 122019
 
 November 12, 2019  Posted by  Court, Featured News, Surveillance, U.S.

BOSTON—In a major victory for privacy rights at the border, a federal court in Boston ruled today that suspicionless searches of travelers’ electronic devices by federal agents at airports and other U.S. ports of entry are unconstitutional. The ruling came in a lawsuit, Alasaad v. McAleenan, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union [Read More…]

Nov 122019
 
 November 12, 2019  Posted by  Non-U.S., Surveillance

Colette Devlin reports: The Privacy Commissioner has slammed a new terror law as an “obnoxious piece of legislation” that should not proceed. In his submission to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Select Committee, John Edwards didn’t hold back in his assessment of the Terrorism Suppression (Control Orders) Bill. He was [Read More…]