Privacy News for October 19

Featured – Libraries and Privacy

Monday, October 15 – Monday, October 22

NYC Libraries Take the Lead for Digital Privacy Week | Government Technology

Libraries to help empower New Yorkers on digital privacy | Smart Cities World

Library protects privacy of patrons | Indiana Gazette

Government Surveillance

Will your face be enough to get you on a plane? | New York Times

Legislation puts more scrutiny and analysis on TSA’s expanding use of biometrics | Biometric Update

TSA announces “biometrics vision for all commercial aviation travelers” | The Identity Project

How many air travel blacklists does the US have? | The Identity Project

Robotic Security Forces On Patrol In NYC Prompt Privacy Concerns For Some | CBS New York

Corporate Surveillance

Google Exposed User Data, Feared Repercussions of Disclosing to Public | Wall Street Journal

How Google is letting apps read your emails with privacy policy loopholes | C|Net

It turns out that Facebook could in fact use data collected from its Portal in-home video device to target you with ads |

‘Do Not Track,’ the privacy tool used by millions of people, doesn’t do anything | Gizmodo

A small privacy change for Google leads to big disruptions for start-ups | Washington Post

Apple overhauls its privacy pages, and now lets U.S. customers download their own data | TechCrunch

Apple will now let US users download all of their data | The Verge

Now for rent: Email addresses and phone numbers for millions of Trump supporters | New York Times

Students’ and Minors’ Privacy

Stronger Data-Privacy Protections for Students and Teachers Needed, Report Argues | Education Week

Sen. Markey: Kids Need Online Privacy ‘Constitution’ | Multichannel News

Biometric Privacy

How Genealogy Websites Make It Easier to Catch Killers | Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers


Looking Down Under for a Back Door : A proposed law in Australia could give U.S. law enforcement access to encrypted communications | Slate

Apple challenges Australia’s proposed decryption law | Computer Weekly

Privacy Tools

Introducing the ‘periodic table of data privacy’ | IAPP Privacy Perspectives

Law and Regulation

Consumer Data Privacy: Examining Lessons From the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation and the California Consumer Privacy Act | U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation (Hearing with Testimony)

Learning from Europe but looking beyond for privacy law | The Hill

One way to solve the U.S. privacy law dilemma: An opt-in privacy law | IAPP Privacy Perspectives

This Week in Data Breaches

Annapolis Library Computers Infected with Emotet, Almost 5K Customers Affected | Softpedia News

Facebook Acknowledges Breach of Sensitive Data for Nearly 30 Million Users | Data Privacy and Security Insider

Facebook Hack Included Search History and Location Data of Millions | The New York Times