Privacy News and Views for January 19

Government Surveillance

Senate passes controversial spying law that scoops up Americans’ phone calls and emails without a warrant | Business Insider

EFF to Supreme Court: Protect the privacy of cross-border data | Electronic Freedom Foundation


Report: Only 40% of data stored in cloud secured with encryption, key management | TechRepublic

The Doublespeak of Responsible Encryption | Wired


A Google app that matches your face to artwork is wildly popular. It’s also raising privacy concerns. | Washington Post

Minnesota Supreme Court rules on Chaska case. Demanding a fingerprint to unlock phone is not a rights violation | Chaska Herald

Students’ and Minors’ Privacy

Smart Toys and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 | Congressional Research Service

Libraries and Privacy

SF library may spend $3.6M to replace barcodes with microchips | San Francisco Examiner

Law and Regulation

FTC Releases Annual Privacy and Data Security Update | Federal Trade Commission

This Week in Data Breaches

NY Education Department announces data breach by outside assessment vendor | (Albany, NY)

Aetna Agrees To Pay $17 Million In HIV Privacy Breach | NPR

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