6 August 2020 — ACLU
The debate over using apps for contact tracing or exposure warnings to help fight COVID-19 is largely a sideshow to the principal coronavirus health needs.
17 July 2020 — The Intercept by Sam Biddle
LEVERAGING CLOSE TIES to Twitter, controversial artificial intelligence startup Dataminr helped law enforcement digitally monitor the protests that swept the country following the killing of George Floyd, tipping off police to social media posts with the latest whereabouts and actions of demonstrators, according to documents reviewed by The Intercept and a source with direct knowledge of the matter.
14 July 2020 — Statewatch
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1. Analysis: Spain/Portugal/Italy: Partial relief: migrant regularisations during the COVID-19 pandemic by Yurema Pallarés Pla
13 July 2020 — Statewatch
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International travel may be on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the EU is pressing ahead with long-term plans to deploy controversial, untested technologies that will cast a “veil of suspicion” over holidaymakers and other travellers visiting the Schengen area, says a new report published today by the civil liberties organisation Statewatch.
28 June 2020 — The Mind Unleashed
(TMU) – Lawmakers in Michigan have passed a bill that would make it illegal for employers to force their workers to be tagged with microchips in a bid to preemptively thwart companies who seek to make it mandatory to wear the productivity-tracking devices.
26 June 2020 — The New Dark Age
[In the light of spurious charges of anti-semitism levelled against Rebecca Long-Bailey and her subsequent firing from the Labour front bench by the leader of the Labour Party Sir Keir Starmer, after endorsing the actress’s Maxine Peake comments about US police learning violent tactics from Israeli secret services, the following report sets the record straight; that since 9/11, this, and worse, is exactly what Israel has been doing! WB]
Months after 9/11, American law enforcement representatives attended their first official training expedition to Israel to exchange “best practices,” knowledge, and expertise in counter-terrorism.
This delegation included chiefs and deputy chiefs of police departments in California, Texas, Maryland, Florida, and New York, agents from the FBI, the CIA, and future officers of ICE, and directors of security at the MTA in New York City.
To date, thousands of law enforcement officials from across the [USA] have been sent to Israel to meet with military and police forces, and thousands more have participated in conferences, trainings, and workshops with Israeli personnel.
5 June 2020 — The Register
Open Rights Group has instructed lawyers to lodge a complaint with the UK’s data watchdog over the rollout of the Test and Trace system because it says the system breaches the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).