South Australia expanding home quarantine app that uses facial recognition

(Sep 15, 2021) South Australia plans to expand a pilot of its COVID-19 Home Quarantine SA application as the country’s borders re-open, InnovationAus reports. A trial is be... Read More

NHS app stores facial verification data, raising privacy concerns

(Sep 15, 2021) The U.K. National Health Service COVID-19 application is collecting and storing facial verification data under a contract with technology provider iProov, th... Read More

Garante approves police use of body cameras, issues fines over parking data

(Sep 13, 2021) Italy’s data protection authority, the Garante, approved the use of body cameras in critical situations, like events or demonstrations, by the Ministry of th... Read More

Op-ed: Biometric, machine learning technologies ‘a slippery slope’

(Sep 13, 2021) In an op-ed for The New York Times, University of Pennsylvania Professor Joseph Turow expresses concerns over businesses using biometric technology like a pe... Read More

Court to set precedent for Illinois BIPA claims and more biometric privacy updates

(Sep 10, 2021) The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit is set to hear arguments in a case regarding alleged Illinois Biometr... Read More

Oakland, Calif., lawsuit alleges PD violated surveillance policy and other updates

(Sep 9, 2021) A lawsuit filed by the Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission in California alleges the Oakland Police Department provided license plate data to the FBI ... Read More

Court to set precedent for Illinois BIPA claims

(Sep 8, 2021) The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit is set to hear arguments in a case regarding alleged Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act violations ... Read More

Texas schools increase student monitoring; Judge tosses suit on NY school's facial recognition

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Notes from the IAPP Canada Managing Director, Sept. 3, 2021

(Sep 3, 2021) Well, hello, September. NHL teams will have their players reporting for camp soon — which has me very excited. There’s actually an NHL privacy-related story ... Read More

BIPA lawsuit against hockey team dismissed; ‘duplicative’ claims against tech company dismissed  

(Sep 2, 2021) An Illinois man agreed to voluntarily dismiss a proposed class-action lawsuit alleging the Chicago Blackhawks’ security camera footage used facial rec... Read More