Privacy News and Views for May 18


Databite No. 109: Safiya Umoja Noble on Algorithms of Oppression | Data & Society

Government Surveillance

Supreme Court upholds privacy rights for unauthorized rental car drivers in search and seizure case | CNN

Corporate Surveillance

I asked Apple for all my data. Here’s what was sent back | ZDNet

Google’s File on Me Was Huge. Here’s Why It Wasn’t as Creepy as My Facebook Data. | New York Times

Facebook suspends 200 apps as part of investigation into data misuse | The Guardian

Who cares about privacy? Not Facebook users, says Antonio García-Martínez. | ReCode

Student and Minors’ Privacy

School Officials Urge Congress to Update Student-Data Privacy Law | Education Week

His college knew of his despair. His parents didn’t, until it was too late. | New York Times

Biometric Privacy

Brave New World: Ticketmaster to Roll Out Facial Recognition, Sparking Privacy Concerns | Daily Beast

The NIH launches its ambitious million-person genetic survey | Wired

Encryption and Data Security

World map of encryption laws and policies |  Global Partners Digital

Bill Introduced To Prevent Government Agencies From Demanding Encryption Backdoors | Techdirt

Congress introduces bill to block government encryption backdoors | CNet

The Most Shocking Thing About Encrypted Email Being Vulnerable Is That Anyone Still Uses Encrypted Email | Slate

Law and Regulation

IBM executives press U.S. lawmakers not to adopt EU privacy law | Bloomberg

No one knows how Google Duplex will work with eavesdropping laws | The Verge

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff calls for a national privacy law | CBS News

GDPR isn’t the only game in town; US state developments also looming | IAPP

This Week in Data Breaches

Huge new Facebook data leak exposed intimate details of 3m users | New Scientist

Chili’s data breach leaves credit and debit card information exposed | Indianapolis Star

Tracking Firm LocationSmart Leaked Location Data for Customers of All Major U.S. Mobile Carriers Without Consent in Real Time Via Its Web Site | Krebs on Security