Privacy News and Views for January 5

General Interest

Government Surveillance

What’s To Come As Government Surveillance Sunsets With 2017? | Forbes

Motel 6 gave guest lists to immigration agents in Washington State, lawsuit says | The New York Times

Motel 6 gave guest lists to ICE agents looking for ‘Latino-sounding’ names, lawsuit alleges | Washington Post

Corporate Surveillance

That Game on Your Phone May Be Tracking What You’re Watching on TV | New York Times

Ad targeters are pulling data from your browser’s password manager | The Verge

Let’s make this the year we reclaim control of our data |

Law and Regulation

AG wants Vermont to be first ‘Data Broker’ regulator | Vermont Business

Report Recommends Greater State Regulation Of Data Brokers | Vermont Public Radio

Supreme Court Addresses Cell Phone Privacy in Carpenter v. United States | National Law Review

Illinois Court of Appeals Holds BIPA Plaintiffs Must Allege Some Actual Harm | National Law Review

This Week in Data Breaches

Homeland Security Data Breach Affects 240,000 Federal Employees, Plus Witnesses and Interviewees | Gizmodo

Forever 21 says hackers accessed customer data from April to November this year | WAPT News (Jackson, MS)

After Equifax breach, anger but no action in Congress | Politico