Privacy News and Views for June 1


GDPR is an Important Advance in Privacy. Here’s What Must Come Next.  | Center for Democracy and Technology

Why nonprofit organizations should prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation | Brookings Institution

Government Surveillance

Apple sees steep increase in U.S. national security requests | Reuters

Corporate Surveillance and Privacy

Opinion: Privacy is power | Politico

Opinion: Data Subjects of the World, Unite! | The New York Times

How spies can use your cellphone to find you – and eavesdrop on your calls and texts too | Washington Post

The genius of GDPR is that it forces companies to police each other | Quartz

Why It’s Not a Big Deal That Google (and Facebook) Knows A Lot About You | HowToGeek

The Next Privacy Battle in Europe Is Over This New Law | The New York Times

Libraries and Privacy

The blockchain: What it is and how it can benefit libraries | OIF Blog

The General Data Protection Regulation: What Does It Mean for Libraries Worldwide? | Association of Research Libraries

SF Library plans to install privacy-threatening RFID tags into books and materials | San Francisco Bay View

Students’ and Minors’ Privacy

Twitter blocking users who were underage when they signed up | The Guardian

Under COPPA, data deletion isn’t just a good idea. It’s the law.  |  Federal Trade Commission

Privacy Self-Defense

Bad news about Pretty Good Privacy | Columbia Journalism Review

Law and Regulation

Vermont passes first law to crack down on data brokers | TechCrunch

Court: Gov’t violated privacy law for defrauded students | AP News

Democrats divided over privacy law for Facebook, others | Axios

Trump Commerce chief: EU data privacy law could hurt trade | The Hill

This Week in Data Breaches

White House: Federal agencies remain highly vulnerable to data breaches three years after OPM | NextGov

BMO, CIBC’s Simplii probe customer data breaches | Globe and Mail