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Privacy News and Views for June 15

This week’s privacy news: surveillance cameras in the cities and on the border, the feds’ new biometric database, scholars & ‘Big Data,’ how user agreements are betraying you, Facebook and youth data collection, Apple closes an encryption loophole, a librarian sues Equifax and wins, & more.

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Privacy News and Views for June 8

This week in the news: #ChoosePrivacy at ALA Annual, disparate impacts of surveillance, another Facebook Oopsie (or two), states are regulating to protect data privacy, and a scary new federal database collecting our personal information.

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#ChoosePrivacy at ALA Annual in New Orleans

Big Data, learning analytics, data literacy, cybersecurity, and protecting patron privacy: it’s all on the agenda at this year’s ALA Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Here is the current list of privacy-related meetings, programs, and events taking place in the Morial Convention Center June 20 – June 26.

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Privacy News and Views for June 1

The week’s privacy news: what GDPR means for libraries (& you!), Apple sees increase in NSL #surveillance, Twitter blocking underage users, bad news for PGP, blockchain in libraries, and more.

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Privacy News and Views for May 25

Happy GDPR Day for those residing in the EU! This week’s #privacy news looks at the GDPR and its impact, the Border Patrol’s expanded search & seizure rights, corporate location data surveillance, facial recognition as a school discipline tool, encryption debates, and more.

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Privacy News and Views for May 18

This week’s #privacy news: Supremes uphold 4th Amendment rights in rental car search, debates on FERPA and student privacy, data leaks at Facebook & Chili’s, tracking firm reveals location of every smartphone user in US, encryption backdoors, eFail, and more.

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Privacy News and Views for May 11

The 5/11 #privacy news roundup: Stop Saying Privacy, Start Saying Data Protection; tracking the poor and imprisoned; NSA ramps up #surveillance, automating inequality, genetic data for the taking, the Equifax breach by the numbers, and more.

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Privacy News and Views for May 4

The May 4 privacy news roundup, with a focus on Choose Privacy Week, privacy and social justice, corporate surveillance, minors’ privacy, and more.

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