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PRG News Round-Up, Oct. 9, 2020

October 11, 2020 12:56 pm Tom McBrien 0
The House Judiciary Committee released their 449-page report on competition in digital markets, largely concluding (at least on the Democrat side) that Big Tech should be broken up.  Sue Halpern wrote an excellent piece in The New Yorker on the data collection practices of the Trump administration’s 2020 re-election campaign app, which offers thoughtful reflections on data collection and privacy generally.…
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PRG News Round-Up, Sept. 25, 2020

September 27, 2020 2:10 pm Tom McBrien 0
–       Amnesty International investigation reveals that three European tech companies based in France, Sweden and the Netherlands sold digital surveillance systems to China’s public security agencies with the risk of direct use in China’s mass surveillance programs. (Amnesty International) –       Facebook plans to permit people to claim ownership over images and moderate where those images appear across the Facebook Platform, including Instagram.…
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PRG News Roundup, 9.11.20

September 11, 2020 3:38 pm Tom McBrien 0
PRG’s own Albert Fox Cahn (director of the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project) has co-founded a new podcast, Surveillance and the City. Check it out here.On September 22 at 11am Eastern, global experts (including many PRG members) will weigh in at a town hall titled “Contextual Integrity of Contact Tracing.”…
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PRG News Roundup-April 29, 2020

April 29, 2020 1:45 pm Tom McBrien 0
PRG 4/29 News Notes The Israeli High Court of Justice issued a ruling that the internal service’s contact tracing must be done through means set in law by the legislature. They had not disclosed their methods previously, so the ruling strikes down their current practice.…
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PRG News Roundup 4.22.20

April 22, 2020 2:05 pm Tom McBrien 0
France urged Google and Apple to ease their privacy protections because the current protocols wouldn’t permit the French contact tracing plan. (The Guardian)ILI Fellow Salome Viljoen wrote an op-ed with Jake Goldenfein and Ben Green about the discourse and narrative around protecting public health vs.…
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Privacy and COVID-19

April 15, 2020 2:59 pm Tom McBrien 0
On April 15, 2020, the PRG student fellows led a discussion about privacy and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Please see the slides here.…