Surveillance

Sergiu Bozianu: Moldova Still Doesn’t ‘Get’ Privacy Law

In June 2019, in the last days of Pavel Filip's Democratic Party government, an journalistic investigation done by media outlet RISE Moldova revealed that the Interior Minister had authorized special surveillance actions on 52 members of the pro-European opposition, civil society members and journalists.

Turkey Installs Thermographic Cameras at Airports as Precautionary Measure against the New Coronavirus

Turkey has prepared thermographic cameras and other precautionary measures against the spread of the new flu-like coronavirus, but there are currently no cases or patients at risk, the Health Ministry said.

The number of the death cases has increased to 9 with 440 confirmed cases.

Olympus drones to help with wildfires

Two drones, priced at 75,000 euros each, will be procured by the agency managing Olympus National Park in central Greece with money from the European Union's Partnership Agreement for the Development Framework (ESPA).
The drones will be used to survey the area during the summer wildfire season as well as to capture footage to be used in promotional material.

CCTV cameras must be off when schools are open, says independent body

Greece's data protection authority (HDPA) ruled on Monday that the operation of cameras and video recording surveillance systems is not allowed in schools when students are there.
HDPA said that when schools are closed, the relevant municipal authorities are responsible for the processing of any recorded data.

MPs Will Adopt Measures to Protect Personal Data

MPs are expected today to ratify the Protocol amending the Convention on the Protection of Individuals with regard to the Processing of Personal Data.

The Protocol was finally approved during the 128th Session of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe in May 2018. Special protection is provided for certain categories of personal data - genetic and biometric.

Facebook Gives all Its Users a Choice whether to Opt Out of the Facial Recognition Option

Facebook extends its facial recognition tools to all users, enabling them to opt out of their use.

The company released the information, stating that it was removing "labeling suggestions" or the so-called tag suggestion. They allowed Facebook to "suggest" another person uploading a photo to tag another user on the system.

Stefanovic: President is entitled to revoke classification of any document

Nebojsa Stefanovic added that it was in the public interest to reveal that Aleksandar Vucic was wiretapped and under surveillance.
Stefanovic said that it was not the point that the President read out a classified document on TV, but that he was under surveillance and being wiretapped.

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