Privacy News and Views for September 22


Institutional Lack of Candor | Demand Progress   “A primer on recent unauthorized activity by the Intelligence Community.”

At multiple junctures, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) has identified serious compliance problems with Section 702 of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, often based on the government’s repeated inability to follow basic rules that are supposed to protect Americans.

Libraries and Privacy

Protecting Patron Privacy | Choice (Podcast series)

The Evolution of Privacy within the American Library Association, 1906-2002 | Library Trends

The library and privacy of analog | The Murray State News (KY)

Government/Corporate Surveillance

Motel 6 to revamp privacy, data sharing policies after Phoenix locations send guest info to ICE | SC Media

Driverless cars: safer perhaps, but professor warns of privacy risks | The Guardian


The A.I. “Gaydar” Study and the Real Dangers of Big Data | The New Yorker

Shutterfly must face privacy suit over ‘faceprints’ | MediaPost

Broadband Privacy

ISPs can keep sharing your browsing history after California no-vote | Ars Technica

California Legislature Wavers On Internet Privacy | Government Technology


4-10% of encrypted web connections are man-in-the-middled and intercepted | boingboing

How one of Apple’s key privacy safeguards falls short | Wired

6 common myths of VPN debunked | TechRadar


Distrustful U.S. allies force spy agency to back down in encryption fight | Reuters

RFID/Employee Privacy

Wary of employee microchips, state senator proposes regulation | Albany Times-Union (NY)

When RFID Becomes Obsolete | RFID Journal

International Law and Regulation

Regulators without borders| Politico

GDPR: How is it different from U.S. law & why this matters? | Lexology

EU-U.S. data pact faces first major test of credibility | Reuters

Study: EU-US privacy shield essential to leading European companies | Future of Privacy Forum

This Week in Data Breaches

National Bank of Canada Data Breach Included Customers’ Names, Birthdates, Phone Numbers | Huffington Post

Equifax was reportedly hacked almost five months before its first disclosed date | TechCrunch

Nearly 40 states probe Equifax’s handling of massive data breach | Reuters

State, federal authorities proposing new rules on Equifax | Associated Press

Someone Made a Fake Equifax Site. Then Equifax Linked to It. | New York Times