Privacy News and Views for October 13

Posted by on October 13, 2017 in News and Updates | 0 comments

Featured:  Encryption.  Again.

The Justice Department Just Reignited Its Fight With Apple Over iPhone Encryption | Slate

Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein Delivers Remarks on Encryption at the United States Naval Academy | Dept. of Justice

GOP rep on responsible encryption: ‘You can call it whatever you want’ | The Hill

DOJ grows frustrated with tech firms over encryption | CNN

iOS 11 May Complicate Border Searches | Lawfare

Government Surveillance

The one change we need to surveillance law | The Washington Post

Over 40 Groups Say Bill Leaves Open Too Many Loopholes, Leaving Americans Vulnerable To Warrantless Spying | ACLU

  • ALA is a signatory to the letter sent to Congress saying that the groups cannot support the current version of the surveillance reform bill

Court significantly reins in what data anti-Trump website must give to feds | Ars  Technica

Opposition mounts against bill to renew surveillance program | The Hill

The new DHS plan to gather social media information has privacy advocates up in arms | Public Radio International

Russia Has Turned Kaspersky Software Into Tool for Spying | Wall Street Journal

Corporate Surveillance

Google admits its new smart speaker was eavesdropping on users | CNN

On monetizing personal information | IAPP

Biometrics

Legal, privacy concerns to consider before implementing iris-scanning technology | PoliceOne

Law and Regulation

Internet privacy laws we need to be aware of in 2017 | The National Law Review

Open Data and Privacy

How to Open Data While Protecting Privacy | GovTech

  • San Francisco’s Open Data Release Toolkit offers detailed guidance on how departments can evaluate whether, and how, sensitive data sets should be made public.

This Week in Data Breaches

Data Breach Exposed Medical Records, Including Blood Test Results, of Over 100 Thousand Patients | Gizmodo

Study: Millions still unaware of Equifax data breach | NBC Nebraska