Privacy News and Views for June 8


#ChoosePrivacy at ALA Annual in New Orleans | Choose PrivacyChoose Privacy Everyday small logo
“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.”

A License to Discriminate | The New York Times
“People who value their privacy come from all demographic groups, but the impact of consumer tracking varies greatly by race, class and power.”

Government Surveillance

How Americans have viewed government surveillance and privacy since Snowden leaks | Pew Research Center

Homeland Security’s Massive New Database Will Include Face Recognition, DNA, and Peoples’ “Non-Obvious Relationships” | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Corporate Surveillance

Data protection laws are shining a needed light on a secretive industry | The Guardian

Facebook Gave Device Makers Deep Access to Data on Users and Friends | New York Times

Facebook bug set 14 million users’ sharing settings to public | CNN

A new privacy problem could deepen Facebook’s legal trouble | Wired

Congress roasted Facebook on TV, but won’t hear any bills to regulate it | The Verge

Privacy Self-Defense

Hands off my data! 15 default privacy settings you should change right now | The Washington Post

Apple just made Safari the good privacy browser | Wired

Law and Regulation

Facebook fan page operator has privacy responsibilities: EU court | Reuters

Vermont Passes First-of-Its-Kind Law to Regulate Data Brokers | Gizmodo

Colorado passes data protection law requiring breach notification within 30 days | Healthcare IT News

This Week in Data Breaches

Data breach disrupts concert ticketing service Ticketfly | CBS News

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