Privacy News and Views, June 3 – 10

Featured: Privacy @ ALA Annual 2017 | Choose Privacy Week FTC Announces Third PrivacyCon, Calls for Presentations | FTC Government Surveillance U.S. Supreme Court to settle major cellphone privacy case | Reuters Supreme Court Will Decide If Your Mobile Phone Location Data Is Private | Consumer Reports Privacy in the cellphone age | New York Times (editorial) Intel agencies want to make the most controversial foreign surveillance rule...

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Privacy News and Views May 20-26

Featured: Protecting Patron Privacy: A LITA Guide     Great new publication offers practical privacy guidance for libraries of all kinds and features chapters on privacy in libraries, privacy law and regulation, data collection, retention, use, and protection, privacy instruction for patrons and staff, and protecting privacy while using social networks, RFID, and other technologies.         Broadband...

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Privacy News and Views May 13-19

Student Data Privacy Protecting Privacy in a Postsecondary Student Data System | New America Big data in education: Balancing research needs and student privacy | Report from the National Academy of Education New Congressional push for student outcomes data | Politico Government Surveillance Feds use anti-terror tool to hunt the undocumented | Detroit News Corporate Surveillance The True Costs of Selling Out Our Privacy   | InfoSecurity...

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Data Privacy Day 2017

Today is Data Privacy Day, an annual effort sponsored by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) to educate individuals about protecting their personal information and managing their privacy.  It also strives to helping organizations understand why good data privacy practices are an important part of protecting their clients, customers, and users. The NCSA provides numerous resources to help educate both individuals, organizations, and...

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Congress Prepares to Vote on CISA, the Flawed Cybersecurity Bill

By Adam Eisgrau Director, ALA Office of Government Relations Cross-posted from District Dispatch It’s baaaaa-aaaack! S. 754, the often and aptly tagged “zombie” Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 (CISA) reemerged this month in the Senate in new and, to be fair, somewhat improved guise. Massive opposition by a broad coalition of companies and civil society groups, including ALA, kept an even worse version from a vote this summer....

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Choose Privacy Week 2012 Resources and Events

Choose Privacy Week begins next week (May 1 – 7, 2012), and the ALA is offering numerous resources to help libraries observe Choose Privacy Week. From April 25 through April 27, the ALA will post three online presentations to www. privacyrevolution.org that explore the growing impact of surveillance on our civil liberties. These presentations can be used to guide library program planning or can be shared with the community during Choose...

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