Privacy advocates call for FTC action on ‘corporate surveillance’

(Jul 30, 2021) A group of more than 50 organizations called on the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to take action against corporate surveillance, Gizmodo reports. The groups ... Read More

Big Brother Watch calls for regulation, transparency of benefit claimant profiling

(Jul 29, 2021) Big Brother Watch is calling for regulation and transparency around algorithms designed to target benefit claimants, BBC News reports. Reviewing data of more... Read More

US lawmakers, Hungarian citizens rail against 'Pegasus' surveillance

(Jul 27, 2021) Members of the U.S. House of Representatives Read More

Florida sheriff’s offender surveillance program raises concerns

(Jul 27, 2021) An intelligence effort by the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office in Florida is raising concerns, Newsweek reports. The “Prolific Offender Program” uses an “eviden... Read More

Op-ed: ‘Bossware’ threatens employee privacy, needs legislative action

(Jul 26, 2021) In an op-ed for The Hill, Center for Democracy & Technology Senior Policy Counsel for Worker Privacy Matthew Scherer writes the growing use of “bossware,... Read More

Op-ed: ‘Comprehensive oversight’ of surveillance technology needed

(Jul 23, 2021) In an op-ed for the Star Tribune, American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota Policy Associate Munira Mohamed and Minnesota Chapter of Restore the Fourth Co-... Read More

Notes from the Asia-Pacific region, 23 July 2021

(Jul 22, 2021) Namaste from India! It has been an action-packed couple of weeks here in India on the privacy front. Reflecting on the recent incidents and d... Read More

Facial recognition pilot caught millions of travelers at Toronto airport

(Jul 22, 2021) The Globe and Mail reports a 2016 facial recognition pilot at Toronto Pearson International Airport was the largest government deployment of biometric techno... Read More

Ontario privacy commissioner discusses CCTV investment

(Jul 22, 2021) Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario Patricia Kosseim issued a statement regarding her office's stance on a $2 million investment toward updating ... Read More

Public officials on list of NSO ‘Pegasus’ surveillance; AWS shuts down linked infrastructure

(Jul 21, 2021) Among the 50,000 phone numbers surveilled by NSO Group’s “Pegas... Read More