Privacy News and Views for August 4

Posted by on August 4, 2017 in News and Updates | 0 comments

 Government Surveillance

Bipartisan Lawmakers Introduce Trio of Email Privacy Overhaul Bills  | Bloomberg

If the FBI has your biometrics, it doesn’t have to tell you | Nextgov

Biometric entry/exit tracking of US citizens  | The Identity Project

Invasive tech needs low-tech approach  | Detroit News

Corporate Surveillance

Verizon’s latest rewards program shares gobs of your data    Endgadget

Facebook: Your Face Belongs to Us  | The Daily Beast

U.S. senators to introduce bill to secure ‘internet of things’ | Reuters

Google’s new program to track shoppers sparks a federal privacy complaint  | Washington  Post

Cars Suck Up Data About You. Where Does It All Go?   The New York Times

Libraries and Privacy

Librarian confession: Library users improve my personal privacy habits | OIF Blog

Privacy Law and Regulation

New Jersey Passes Privacy Protection Act  | Lexology

Nevada enacts website privacy notice law | Lexology

State AGs Are Flexing Their Muscles to Protect Your Technology Privacy  | Lexology

First annual Privacy Shield review to take place in September 2017 | Lexology

Students’ and Minors’ Privacy

COPPA and Schools: The (Other) Federal Student Privacy Law, Explained   | Education Week

FTC Approves Modifications to TRUSTe’s COPPA Safe Harbor Program  | FTC.gov

FTC and FBI Issue Compliance Reminder on Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act | National Law Review

The FTC is watching when your children’s toys are listening | The Hill

Encryption

More political headbanging on encryption threatens privacy | TechCrunch

Putin passes law that will ban VPNs in Russia | Techcrunch

Apple’s Silence in China Sets a Dangerous Precedent  | The New York Times

Apple’s capitulation to China’s VPN crack-down will return to haunt it at home  | Techcrunch

UK home secretary Amber Rudd says ‘real people’ don’t need end-to-end encryption |  Business Insider

UK’s flip-flops on encryption don’t help anyone  | C|Net.com

RFIDs / Workplace Surveillance

Surveillance used to be a bad thing. Now, we happily let our employers spy on us  | The Guardian

Embedded chip on your shoulder? Some privacy and security considerations  | IAPP.com

Why The Company Putting ‘Chip’ Implants In Employees Isn’t Starting A Trend | Forbes

This Week in Data Breaches

HBO Hack: Data Breach Worse Than Sony Attacks, Full Episodes Stolen  | International Business Times

New Anthem data breach by contractor affects more than 18,000 enrollees |  CNBC.com