JEDII Tech News: April 29

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A Primer on Surveillance Issues in the Disability Community

By Karen Reilly on digitalrights.community

For disabled people, opting out of data sharing isn’t always the best choice. Sometimes that choice of not being surveilled is taken away from. What happens when the network effect is the difference between getting support and being alone with some tough decisions?

Credit Card Ads Were Targeted by Age, Violating Facebook’s Anti-Discrimination Policy

By Corin Faife on The Markup (themarkup.org)

Such ads, along with other age-targeted financial product ads, may violate civil rights laws, attorneys say

European Parliament confirms new online censorship powers - European Digital Rights (EDRi)

on European Digital Rights (EDRi) (edri.org)

EU regulation against ‘terrorist’ content online (TERREG) was approved without a final vote by the European Parliament on April 29th. The regulation will harm our ability to freely express ourselves and access information online.

Proctorio Is Doubling Down On Lawsuits Against Its Critics

on vice.com

The exam surveillance company is taking its legal crusade against critics a step further after coming under fire from students and privacy activists.

Italy wins: DPA blocks facial recognition system and MP proposes moratorium

By ReclaimYourFace on Reclaim Your Face (reclaimyourface.eu)

Italian DPA argues the SARI Real Time facial recognition system lacks a legal basis and, as designed, it would implement a form of mass surveillance. On 14 April, a member of the Italian Parliament, Filippo Sensi, proposed a moratorium on the use of video surveillance tools that use Facial Recogniti…

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Webinar: Unpacking Uganda’s Data Protection and Privacy Act 2019 and the Role of Stakeholders. After registering,...

on Zoom Video (us02web.zoom.us)

This webinar organized by Unwanted Witness sets out to provide a practical approach to ensuring data protection accountability in data collecting/processing organizations and what the DPPA means to Data subjects, Regulators, and Data collectors. Delegates will: Learn what accountability is and how…

Facebook Blocked Criticism of India’s Prime Minister and Won’t Explain Why

on vice.com

A hashtag criticizing Narendra Modi’s handling of the COVID-19 crisis disappeared from Facebook this week.

Apple’s AppTracking Transparency is Upending Mobile Phone Tracking

By Gennie Gebhart and Bennett Cyphers on Electronic Frontier Foundation (eff.org)

Apple’s long-awaited privacy update for iOS is out, and it’s a solid step in the right direction. With the launch of iOS 14.5, hundreds of millions of iPhone users will now interact with Apple’s new AppTrackingTransparency feature.

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