Privacy News and Views for January 12

General Interest


Major CPU security flaw: What libraries need to know | Library Journal

Government Surveillance

House Votes to Renew Surveillance Law, Rejecting New Privacy Limits | New York Times

U.S. customs agents are searching more cellphones — including those belonging to Americans | Washington Post

How the government hides secret surveillance programs | Wired

Corporate Surveillance

How to tame household privacy threats from toys, TVs and more | CBS News

Consumer data power the information economy, but is more transparency needed? | American Enterprise Institute

Defining privacy in text messages – a step forward and maybe a step back | IAPP

 Students’ and Minors’ Privacy

Electronic Toy Maker VTech Settles FTC Allegations That it Violated Children’s Privacy Law and the FTC Act | FTC

NYPD subpoenas Google to obtain teen’s online history | New York Post


FBI chief calls unbreakable encryption ‘urgent public safety issue’ | Reuters

Law and Regulation

Top Data Governance Issues from 2017 and What to Watch in 2018 | National Law Review

How to Find Official Guidance on the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) | National Law Review

Supreme Court Hears Side-By-Side Search Cases On Rental Cars And Driveways | NPR

This Week in Data Breaches

Jason’s Deli warns customers of possible data breach | Austin American Statesman

Elizabeth Warren’s bill would fine the next Equifax for data breach | C|Net