Subway facial recognition system raises data security, privacy concerns

(Jun 29, 2020) Consumer rights groups have initiated a civil lawsuit claiming a subway facial recognition system in São Paulo, Brazil, will not sufficiently protect user pr... Read More

The Privacy Advisor Podcast: Suing to stop the surveillance

(Jun 26, 2020) Recently, Jay Edelson and his team at Edelson PC have filed three different class-action lawsuits related to unwanted surveillance: One against security comp... Read More

Democrats present bill banning law enforcement's facial recognition use

(Jun 26, 2020) Vice reports members of the U.S. Congress introduced a bill prohibiting the use of facial recognition by federal law enforcement. The Read More

Privacy advocates fear 'normalizing' of employee surveillance

(Jun 26, 2020) Concerns are growing regarding the extent of and future considerations for employee surveillance rollouts amid COVID-19, Politico reports. While some compani... Read More

Podcast: Suing to stop the surveillance

(Jun 26, 2020) Recently, Jay Edelson and his team at Edelson PC have filed three different class-action lawsuits related to unwanted surveillance: One against security comp... Read More

York, Peel police adopting facial recognition

(Jun 26, 2020) Police in the York and Peel regions are adopting facial recognition software, Vice reports. York police members used a free trial of Clearview AI and are now... Read More

Clearview AI pushes further police adoption in Australia

(Jun 25, 2020) ZDNet reports Clearview AI increased the solicitation of its controversial facial recognition technology to law enforcement in Victoria. The email campaign t... Read More

Google seeks dismissal of 'duplicate' BIPA suits

(Jun 25, 2020) BiometricUpdate.com reports Google is seeking the dismissal of redundant lawsuits under Illinois' Biometric Information Privacy Act. In court filings, Google... Read More

Faulty facial-recognition match leads to wrongful arrest

(Jun 24, 2020) A Black Michigan man may be the first known account of a wrongful arrest based on a flawed facial recognition match, The New York Times reports. Police used ... Read More

Spanish DPA releases list of 14 misconceptions around biometrics

(Jun 24, 2020) The Spanish data protection authority, the AEPD, has Read More