Privacy News and Views for August 18

Posted by on August 18, 2017 in News and Updates | 0 comments

Featured:  Department of Justice Seeks Records of 1.3 Million Visitors to Anti-Trump Website

We fight for the users | “For the past several months, DreamHost has been working with the Department of Justice to comply with legal process, including a Search Warrant (PDF) seeking information about one of our customers’ websites. At the center of the requests is disruptj20.org, a website that organized participants of political protests against the current United States administration.”

DOJ demands files on anti-Trump activists, and a web hosting company resists | NPR

Did you visit this anti-Trump site? The US government wants your IP address | The Guardian

DOJ wants the IP addresses of 1.3 million people who visited a Trump protest website | Mashable

Justice Dept. demands data on visitors to anti-Trump website, sparking fight | The New York Times

DOJ warrant of Trump resistance site triggers alarm  | The Hill

Trump Administration Targets Critics In DOJ Search Warrant For Visitors To Protest Website | PEN America

A sweeping search warrant targets anti-Trump website in clear threat to the Constitution | ACLU

A closer look at DOJ’s warrant to collect website records | The Washington Post

Government Surveillance

Google Must Turn Over Data Stored Abroad Sought Under U.S. Warrant |  Bloomberg Law

Building America’s Trust Act would amp up privacy concerns at the border | Ars Technica

Proposed Law Would Turn US Borders Into Unblinking Eyes With A Thirst For Human DNA  |Techdirt

Privacy advocates advise Supreme Court to protect phone location data under the 4th Amendment  | Tech Crunch

Apple, Facebook, and other companies ask Supreme Court to block warrantless cellphone tracking | The Verge

Apple, Facebook, others lend support to data case before the Supreme Court | The Mercury News

Phones Move – and So Should the Law |  Lawfare

Corporate Surveillance

Who will own the data from your autonomous car? |  Naked Security

Microsoft ordered to let third parties scrape LinkedIn data | The Verge

Privacy Self-Defense

The DOJ wants anti-Trump activists’ IP addresses — Here’s how to hide your IP address | Forbes

Law and Regulation

State Privacy Laws: New Jersey Passes Consumer Privacy Act  | Data Matters

Lawsuit over false online data revived after U.S. top court review | Reuters

FTC Issues ‘Stick with Security’ Guidance Emphasizing Data Security Best Practices | Data Privacy + Security Insider

NIST Releases Updated Cyber and Privacy Guidance Draft  | National Institute of Standards and Technology

Students’ and Minors’ Privacy

Are Student-Privacy Laws Getting in the Way of Education Research? | Education Week

Encryption

End-to-End Encryption Isn’t Enough Security for “Real People”  | Scientific American

The Laws of Mathematics and the Laws of Nations: The Encryption Debate Revisited |  Lawfare

Biometric Privacy/Government Surveillance

DHS, TSA testing touch-free fingerprint scanners | Biometric Update

This Week in Data Breeches

US Voting Machine Supplier Leaks 1.8 Million Chicago Voter Records  | Gizmodo