#Privacy: Clearview refers to Section 230 in Vermont lawsuit to avoid alleged privacy violations

Software company Clearview says Section 230 immunises them from allegations that they violated privacy concerns of Vermont residents by scraping over 4 billion images and selling it to law enforcement. Representing the company is Tor Ekeland who ironically stated on Twitter that Section 230 presents a net loss for the public. Regardless, the provision allows […]

#Privacy: The DEA has been given immediate authority to conduct covert surveillance on George Floyd protesters

Temporary authorization has been given to the DEA to exercise surveillance powers that are outside of the scope of their usual authority A two-page memorandum obtained by Buzzfeed News has revealed that The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has been given new authority to “conduct covert surveillance” on those participating in protests following the death of […]

#Privacy: NYC Cybersecurity Bootcamp offers free training to all Americans

Following the massive surge in unemployment due to COVID-19, New York Cybersecurity introductory training has been offered to all American citizens to assist recovery from economic strain Fullstack Cyber Bootcamp, New York’s cybersecurity bootcamp partner, announced on June 2 that a free program to provide unemployed Americans with an opportunity to begin a career in […]

AFL-CIO begin lawsuit against OSHA after revised COVID-19 tracking guidelines

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have responded negatively to AFL-CIO lawsuit over COVID-19 protections. On May 26, OSHA’s revised guidelines for recording cases of Coronavirus in the workplace were put into place following criticism over their initial attempt to allocate the responsibility of tracking COVID-19 to employers and line managers. The revised […]

Last Thursday in Privacy: A fireside chat with Jon Ronson on privacy

Jon Ronson, renowned author and documentarian, will be joining Joe Tidy, BBC News Correspondent for a virtual fireside chat on June 25th to discuss his forte into privacy, and how he went from being a journalist exposing people’s secrets to becoming more cognizant with people’s right to privacy.  As a writer, Jon is an international […]

#Privacy: Amtrak faces third-party data breach

Amtrak, officially known as The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, has revealed that some of its Guest Rewards members have had their personal information compromised by a third-party hacker. The for-profit company is a state-backed US passenger railroad provider that operates across 46 states, and 3 Canadian provinces, running more than 300 trains daily and accumulating […]