Privacy News and Views for July 7, 2017 (The ICYMI Edition)

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This week’s edition of Privacy  News and Views  covers the past two weeks of privacy news, due to a hiatus for  ALA’s Annual Conference and the Fourth of July holiday.

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Government Surveillance

How the government can read your email | Politico

Spy agencies seek permanent authority for contested surveillance program | Washington Post

The Supreme Court Phone Location Case Will Decide the Future of Privacy | Motherboard

Color of Surveillance Conference Highlights Monitoring of Immigrant Communities  | Free Press

DHS Is Starting to Scan Americans’ Faces Before They Get on International Flights | Slate

Corporate Surveillance

Internet Privacy Policies: Who Has a Right to Your Data? | Consumer Reports

Before You Hit ‘Submit,’ This Company Has Already Logged Your Personal Data | Gizmodo

FTC Halts Operation That Unlawfully Shared and Sold Consumers’ Sensitive Data | Federal Trade Commission

Libraries and Privacy

Omaha libraries loosen security footage policy for police  | Omaha World Herald

TSA and Reader Privacy

New TSA Policy May Lead to Increased Scrutiny of Reading Material  | American Civil Liberties Union

TSA Considers Forcing You To Take Books Out Of Your Carry-on Luggage  The Hill

Hands off my books, TSA. And leave my cookies alone.  | Sacramento Bee

Remove your shoes … and your books | Times Higher Education

TSA Doesn’t Want Your Books | Inside Higher Ed

TSA ends test of separate screening for books | CBLDF

Anonymity

Online Reviewers Face Feds Over Right to Stay Anonymous | Wall Street Journal

Geolocation / Tracking

Illinois “Geolocation Privacy Protection Act” Passes Both Houses, Headed to Governor’s Desk | Lexology

Illinois: Geolocation Privacy Protection Act “among the first of its kind” |  DataGuidance

Broadband Privacy

Why almost every state is partially or fully rebuffing Trump’s election commission | Washington Post

California bill aims to revive broadband privacy rules that were killed by Trump and Congress  Los Angeles Times

Trump took away your internet privacy. A California legislator wants to give it back  Sacramento Bee

Blackburn privacy bill hits Democratic wall Politico

Student and Minors’ Privacy

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule: A Six-Step Compliance Plan for Your Business  | Federal Trade Commission

Complying with COPPA: FTC Releases Updated Six-Step Compliance Plan for Businesses | Lexology

Data Breach Response Training Kit | U.S. Department of Education

In Rhode Island, Some Schools Think They Have the Right to Spy on Students With School Laptops |  ACLU of Rhode Island

Encryption

Let’s Encrypt brings free wildcard certificates to the web |  xdnet

Australia advocates weakening strong crypto at upcoming “Five Eyes” meeting | Ars Technica

Five Eyes agree to engage with industry on terrorists’ use of encryption | The Globe and Mail

Perils of Back Door Encryption Mandates | Human Rights Watch

What If Apple Is Wrong? | MIT Technology Review

This Week in Data Breaches

Email Phishing Scam Causes UC Davis Health Data Breach  | CBS Sacramento

Hacker Steals Millions of Accounts from Internet Radio Service 8tracks | Motherboard

Massive WWE Leak Exposes 3 Million Wrestling Fans’ Addresses, Ethnicities And More  Forbes

Loews Hotels Warns Customers of Data Breach  NBC10

Texas Association of School Boards Data Breach Exposes Teachers’ Social Security Numbers  Government Technology

Indiana Medicaid patients warned of possible data breach | The Indy Channel

The Medicare machine: patient details of ‘any Australian’ for sale on darknet  | The Guardian

A Republican contractor’s database of nearly every voter was left exposed on the Internet for 12 days, researcher says | Washington Post