Privacy News and Views for September 7


Data Collection and Privacy: Balancing information needs with patron protection | American Libraries

Privacy in the Balance: Can local government protect privacy and increase the use of smart technologies at the same time? | GovTech

A Thousand Unblinking Eyes: A History: Cinema and surveillance from Fritz Lang to Michael Mann | The Baffler

Government Surveillance

Privacy advocates are back in court fighting NSA surveillance. It’s an uphill battle. | The Washington Post

The NSA Continues to Blame Technology for Breaking the Law | Electronic Freedom Foundation

Corporate Surveillance

If privacy is dead, some argue people should sell their own data | Bloomberg

Libraries and Privacy

Facial recognition surveillance at the library? | OIF Blog

Students’ and Minors’ Privacy

These Firms Are Monitoring Students on Social Media to Prevent School Violence. Does It Work? | New York Times

Do Children Have a Right to Privacy? | RightsInfo

Encryption and Cybersecurity

Google Wants to Kill the URL | Wired

‘Five Eyes’ governments call on tech giants to build encryption backdoors — or else | TechCrunch

UK and allies call for backdoors in encryption products | Computer Weekly

Privacy Self-Defense

Credit freeze: A misunderstood freebie that you actually want | Detroit Free Press

Privacy Law and Regulation

What’s next for data breach legislation? | Politico

Department of Commerce Launches Collaborative Privacy Framework Effort | U.S. Department of Commerce

Chamber of Commerce Proposes Curbs on Consumer Lawsuits Over Data Privacy | Bloomberg

Chamber of Commerce calls for Congress to block state privacy laws | The Hill

Why are tech companies suddenly pushing a federal online privacy law? | Marketplace

The Lawyers and Lobbyists Behind Big Tech’s Big Push for Federal Privacy Law | National Law Journal

What Is the Price of Privacy?: As efforts to increase citizen privacy in a digital world gain ground, what does that mean for government? | GovTech

Less is Less: California Legislature Amends Limited Aspects of California Consumer Privacy Act | Morrison & Forrester

This Week in Data Breaches

Equifax data breach: Is your info better protected since 2017 hack? | USA Today

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