By: Guest Contributor Samantha Lee (posted June 4, 2019 with additional updates)Crossposted from the OIF Blog Libraries deal in providing resources to the public; books – yes, but also DVDs, computer/internet access, research help, 3D printers, early childhood literacy programming,
Consumer data privacy is having a moment: several bills have recently been introduced to Congress, while federal agencies and state legislatures are also working on the issue.
In this week’s privacy news update: FTC sets sessions on consumer privacy, how tech companies get you to give up your data, privacy and the public library, school surveillance, genetic privacy, Wyden proposes tough new law to protect consumer privacy, Girl Scouts get hacked, and more.
On March 17 – 18, 2018, the Guardian, the New York Times, and Britain’s Channel Four published stories detailing how Cambridge Analytica employed a third-party researcher to harvest 50 million Facebook users’ profiles for use in political campaigns without the
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This week’s Privacy News is a special double edition, due to travel schedules and ALA’s Midwinter Meeting. Featured: The Future of Data Privacy: How two new European laws will help US libraries | American Libraries Government Surveillance Government spying on immigrants
Featured Criminals make student data public in escalating demands for ransom | NBC News Government Surveillance Sessions: Surveillance Reform Could Be ‘Exceedingly Damaging’ to National Security | NextGov.com The NSA should delete its trove of data on Americans | The
This week’s edition of Privacy News and Views covers the past two weeks of privacy news, due to a hiatus for ALA’s Annual Conference and the Fourth of July holiday. Government Surveillance How the government can read your email |
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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