Privacy News and Views for October 20

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Featured

The KRACK Attacks and Libraries | Choose Privacy Week

ALA files comments to Department of Homeland Security to protest plans to monitor and collect immigrants’ social media information | District Dispatch

Government Surveillance

Senate Intelligence Committee to debate in secret a bill that would renew a powerful spy tool | Washington Post

Justices to Decide on Forcing Technology Firms to Provide Data Held Abroad | New York Times

Should Federal Prosecutors Be Able to Search Americans’ Emails Overseas? | The Atlantic

There’s No Good Decision in the Next Big Data Privacy Case | New York Times

Surveillance “Reform”: The Fourth Amendment’s Long, Slow, Goodbye | Just Security

Corporate Surveillance

It takes just $1,000 to track someone’s location with mobile ads | Wired

Libraries and Privacy

Protecting Your Online Privacy: Risks And Strategies  – November 9  |  Infopeople Webinar  (FREE!)

Privacy Literacy Training for Librarians | Data Privacy Project, New York City

How these librarians are changing how we think about digital privacy| Christian Science Monitor

Students’ and Minors’ Privacy

U.S. Department of Education launches new student privacy website | Lexology

Commentary

How “Big Data” Went Bust | Slate

Encryption

Senior U.S. legal official meeting UK leaders to tackle online security issues | Reuters

Decrypting the Going Dark Debate | Lawfare

Apple removed several privacy apps in China — now two senators are demanding answers | CNBC

Cybersecurity

Facebook is struggling to meet the burden of securing itself, security chief says | Ars Technica

DHS To Order Agencies Implement Email, Website Encryption Tools | NextGov

Broadband Privacy

Internet giants contest proposed privacy laws | Bucks County Courier Times (PA)

Biometric Privacy

Apple answers Sen. Al Franken’s privacy concerns over Face ID | CNET

Law and Regulation

Equifax Hack Drives GOP Bill to Overhaul Credit Bureaus | Wall Street Journal
Legislation from Patrick McHenry would require big three credit-reporting firms to phase out use of Social Security numbers by 2020

Replacing Social Security Numbers won’t be easy, but It’s worth it | Wired

EU-U.S. data transfer pact passes first annual review | Reuters

Biometric barriers in Illinois: Developments with the Biometric Information Privacy Act | Lexology

This Week in Data Breaches

Pizza Hut Warns Customers That Hackers May Have Accessed Their Data | Fortune

Hyatt suffers second data breach in two years | Hotel Management