Choose Privacy Week: Advocacy Library Teaser

This week in privacy news: youth, EdTech, and privacy threats; BigTech embraces federal regulation to exclude stronger state regs; Facebook’s 1.6BN data oopsie; New Zealand extorting travelers’ passwords; and more.Spying on our bank records for FOSTA, Big Tech wants to write the privacy rules, NTIA wants comments on consumer privacy, Delta installs facial recognition, students learn to love surveillance, Uber pays big fines for data breach, & more in this week’s privacy news.Surveilling journalists, monitoring activists, tracking kids online and off, facial recognition privacy woes, another credit card data breach, & more.FBI and AGs warn about big tech data mining children; Google tracking; the (consumer) privacy paradox; internet companies lobby for national law to preempt stronger state privacy regs, EU rules that UK surveillance violates human rights, and 380,000 British Airways customers’ data is lost in the wind in this week’s privacy news. Balancing analytics and patron privacy; teaching facial recognition software to scan for skin tones; privacy at the movies; using facial recognition and social media to spy on students; big tech goes after privacy laws and regulations; remembering the Equifax breach, and more privacy in the news.

Choose Privacy Week

Choose Privacy Week is the American Library Association’s annual, week-long event that promotes the importance of individual privacy rights and celebrates libraries and librarians’ unique role in protecting privacy in the library and in society as a whole. The initiative encourages libraries to be champions of privacy rights in the digital age and highlights ways libraries can protect the privacy of their patrons and educate users to think critically and make informed choices about their privacy. The Choose Privacy Week website hosts a blog providing news and thought leadership about privacy and surveillance issues and serves as a clearinghouse for resources for librarians who are working to improve privacy practices and programs in their libraries.