Privacy News and Views May 20-26

Posted by on May 26, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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 Privacy

Republican-Backed Privacy Bill to Protect Restrictions on Sharing Browser History  | Advertising Age
Telco-Backed Politician Wants to Restore Privacy Rules She Helped Kill   | Wired
New GOP bill may revive internet privacy fight  | The Hill
Google and Facebook lobbyists try to stop new online privacy protections  | Ars Technica
So-Called Privacy Bill Would Actually Innoculate ISPs Against Strong Privacy Protections | ACLU Blog
Rep. Blackburn Defends Broadband Privacy Bill   | Broadcasting and Cable

Government Surveillance

Federal Court Revives Wikimedia’s Challenge to N.S.A. Surveillance  | New York Times
Victory! Court Allows Wikimedia’s Challenge to NSA Surveillance to Go Forward | ACLU Blog
Inside Google’s Fight To Keep The US Government Out Of Gmail Inboxes  | Forbes
House committee looks into cities’ facial recognition tech  | GCN.com
Who Are the Shadow Brokers?   | The Atlantic
A clever new way to protect your data at the border could also add risk | Wired
Appeals Court Will Not Reinstate Trump’s Revised Travel Ban | The New York Times

Corporate Surveillance

Google now knows when its users go to the store and buy stuff  | Washington Post
Sen. Warner Calls on FTC to Protect Children’s Data Security with Internet-Connected “Smart Toys”  | Sen. Mark Warner
Ancestry.com takes DNA ownership rights from customers and their relatives  | Think Progress
Curious About Your Genes? Companies Standing To Profit Are Too!  | Bloomberg BNA Privacy and Security Blog

Encryption

Ministers to enforce new powers to compel tech giants to hand over encrypted data  | The Sun
Terror posts, encryption targeted by U.K. following attack  | Denver Post
UK Tories say they’ll exploit Manchester’s dead to ban working crypto in the UK  | BoingBoing

Biometrics

About Face: DMV Lets Cops Search Database of Driver’s License Photos  | Seven Days

Student Data Privacy

How Google took over the classroom | New York Times

Right to Be Forgotten

Data expungement: An argument for a limited right to be forgotten | IAPP

International/General Data Protection Regulation

Opinion: Europe’s Strict New Privacy Rules Are Scary but Right  | Advertising Age

Scholarship/Research/Essays

Protect Researcher Privacy in the Surveillance Era  | CNI Spring 2017 Project Briefings