Privacy News Update for March 23


Cambridge Analytica and Facebook| Choose Privacy Week (collecting links)
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 consent of the users.  On a separate post on the CPW blog,  we’ve compiled links to those stories, public reaction to the news, and provided information and links about privacy self defense

Government Surveillance

Omnibus bill contains CLOUD Act, a win for tech and law enforcement | Axios

Flying with Your Data – ACLU sues the TSA Over Domestic Electronic Device Searches |Privacy + Data Security Insider

Report: Police are now asking Google for data about all mobile devices close to certain crimes | TechCrunch

How Europe is better at protecting data than the U.S. — and what the Stasi and Nazis have to do with it | Marketwatch

Corporate Surveillance

My Cow Game Extracted Your Facebook Data | The Atlantic

Mozilla stops Facebook ads amid data privacy concerns | The Hill

Given Facebook’s Privacy Backlash, Why Aren’t We Angrier With the Broadband Industry? | Motherboard

What your internet service provider knows about you | Marketplace

Computer science faces an ethics crisis. The Cambridge Analytica scandal proves it.  | Boston Globe

Silicon Valley played by a different set of rules. Facebook’s crisis could put an end to that | Los Angeles Times

Libraries and Privacy

Privacy in Libraries, a LITA webinar series | LITA

Privacy with Google Analytics | Library Journal

Library offers help protecting online privacy | Cornell Chronicle

Students’ and Minors’ Privacy

Court filing claims Education Dept illegally got SSN data | AP News

Schools Are Using AI to Check Students’ Social Media for Warning Signs of Violence | Gizmodo

Student Privacy Laws Have Been Distorted (And That’s a Problem) | Education Week

Privacy Advocates Brace for Shakeup at U.S. Education Department | Education Week

Broadband Privacy

Facebook Working With Comcast To Scuttle California Broadband Privacy Protections | TechDirt

Law and Regulation

Europe’s New Privacy Law Will Change The Web, And More | Wired

Google Wants Publishers to Get Users’ Consent on Its Behalf to Comply With EU Privacy Law | Wall Street Journal

Police in Massachusetts Say Online Privacy Bill Would Prevent Vetting of New Recruits | GovTech

This Week in Data Breaches

Orbitz data breach exposed 880,000 payment cards | Endgadget