Privacy News and Views for February 23

This week’s Privacy News is a special double edition, due to travel schedules and ALA’s Midwinter Meeting.


The Future of Data Privacy: How two new European laws will help US libraries | American Libraries

Government Surveillance

Government spying on immigrants in America is now fair game. What next? | The Guardian

CLOUD Act Promotes Surveillance-Data Access Framework | Multichannel News

The CLOUD Act: A Dangerous Expansion of Police Snooping on Cross-Border Data | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Skydiving Without a Parachute: A Close Look at the CLOUD Act Shows It Lacks Essential Protections | Open Technology Institute

Corporate Surveillance

Amazon Go store offers quicker checkout for greater data collection | Brookings Institute

Connected Cars Will Run on Your Personal Data | Motherboard

Facebook’s tracking of non-users ruled illegal again | TechCrunch

Facebook has been sharing our data for months to help study income inequality | Ars Technica

What Do We Call a Data Breach That Isn’t a Breach? | Slate – Future Tense


Chrome will mark all HTTP sites as ‘not secure’ starting in July | The Verge

Encryption in the U.S.: Crypto Colloquium Outcomes Report | Access Now

Encryption keeps us safe. It must not be compromised with ‘backdoors’ | The Guardian

Right to be Forgotten

GDPR: A third of Brits say they will exercise right to be forgotten |

Students’ and Minors’ Privacy

Guide to the General Data Protection Regulation: Children |

Law and Regulation

Facebook personal data use and privacy settings ruled illegal by German court | The Guardian

Belgian court orders Facebook to stop tracking web users |

Bill would regulate use of your data | Daily Democrat (CA)

New rules on data protection pose compliance issues for firms (EU GDPR) | Irish Times

Neil Gorsuch is shaping up to be an unlikely defender of your privacy  | Vice

This Week in Data Breaches

Data breach exposes thousands of California state employees | (Santa Barbara, CA)

FedEx data breach: 119,000 passports or photo IDs found on unsecured server | Fox Business

Decatur County General Hospital warns 24K patients of data breach involving EHR server | Fierce Healthcare

Equifax data breach put more info at risk than consumers knew | CBS News