Sep 132021
 
 September 13, 2021  Posted by  Misc

Courtesy of the indefatigable Joe Cadillic:

European Parliament Study on Biometric Recognition and Behavioral Detection In Public Places:
https://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/BRIE/2021/697131/IPOL_BRI(2021)697131_EN.pdf

How to fix the EU’s Artificial Intelligence Act:
“Fix those dodgy definitions: emotion recognition and biometric categorization.”
https://www.accessnow.org/how-to-fix-eu-artificial-intelligence-act/

ProtonMail Tries To Defend Itself Over Release Of Climate Activist’s IP Address:
https://protonmail.com/blog/climate-activist-arrest/

ProtonMail removes “we do not keep any IP logs” from its privacy policy:
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/09/privacy-focused-protonmail-provided-a-users-ip-address-to-authorities/

UK- Facial recognition company AnyVision’s letter attempts to justify police usage:
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210907005816/en/AnyVision-to-the-British-Biometrics-and-Surveillance-Camera-Commissioner-Facial-Recognition-Apps-Should-Be-Provided-to-the-Police-with-an-Empty-Database

UK- Big Brother Watch campaign to stop Covid vaccination passes projected onto Parliament:
https://bigbrotherwatch.org.uk/2021/09/big-brother-watch-campaign-to-stop-covid-passes-projected-onto-parliament/
 
UK- Government Drops Vaccine Passport Plan:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/09/12/england-vaccine-passports/

UK- Government claims ‘simplified’ rules will drive ‘responsible’ data sharing:
https://techcrunch.com/2021/09/09/uk-dials-up-the-spin-on-data-reform-claiming-simplified-rules-will-drive-responsible-data-sharing/

UK- Government Reformatting the Information Commissioner’s Office Privacy Framework:
With the U.K. no longer bound to the EU’s strict privacy rules, the government hopes revisions to its own privacy framework will unleash “the power of data across the economy and society,” Secretary of State for Digital Oliver Dowden said.
https://www.politico.eu/article/data-reform-regulator-uk-ico/

South Korea- Jeju Island to use FacePhi facial recognition to ID citizens:
https://www.facephi.com/en/news/sala-prensa/facephi-will-bring-its-identity-verification-technology-to-one-of-south-koreas-smart-cities/

Japan- Haneda International Airport uses Materna IPS facial recognition to ID passengers:
https://mail.whatech.com/asia-pacific-news/713642-materna-ips-deploys-biometric-face-recognition-at-tokyo-haneda-airport

Bahraini- Government Used NSO Group To Hack Activists iPhones:
https://citizenlab.ca/2021/08/bahrain-hacks-activists-with-nso-group-zero-click-iphone-exploits/

Israel- Privatizing the Occupation: How Corporations Came to Police the Palestinians
Its a mirror-image of the U.S.
https://www.mintpressnews.com/privitizing-occupation-israel-corporation-police-palestinians/278411/

UAE- Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank is the first UAE bank to use facial recognition to ID customers:
https://gulfnews.com/business/company-releases/abu-dhabi-islamic-bank-becomes-the-first-uae-bank-to-use-facial-recognition-for-instant-and-secure-account-opening-1.1627922633204

Bermuda- Privacy Commissioner guidance on misusing personal information:
https://www.privacy.bm/post/what-s-the-harm-if-personal-information-is-misused

Bermuda- Privacy Commissioner guidance on privacy officers:
https://www.privacy.bm/post/what-is-a-privacy-officer

Costa Rica- Government To Implement a Passport With Biometric Technology:
https://thecostaricanews.com/costa-rica-will-implement-a-passport-with-new-design-and-biometric-technology-for-2022/

Brazil- President Bolsonaro Bans Social Networks From Removing Some Posts:
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/09/world/americas/bolsonaro-social-networks.html

New York Civil Liberties Union lawsuit against Lockport school district facial recognition dismissed:
https://www.lockportjournal.com/news/local_news/lockport-school-security-related-litigation-ends/article_4726719a-d291-5d6b-b9d4-1f85f4dfeb62.html

White Castle Biometric Privacy Case to Shape Litigation Landscape:
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/privacy-and-data-security/white-castle-biometric-privacy-case-to-shape-litigation-landscape

Corporations turn to spyware to keep tabs on employees working from home:
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/sep/05/covid-coronavirus-work-home-office-surveillance
https://sneek.io/
https://www.activtrak.com/

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