What do your SSN and DNA have in common?

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • October 27, 2017

Privacy concerns if you share either one of them.  If you are contemplating learning more about your genetic make-up for health or family history, read about the ramifications in What DNA Testing Companies’ Terrifying Privacy Policies Actually Mean .

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Facebook Law

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • June 16, 2017

Can you be served with notice of being sued on Facebook?  Can Facebook be compelled to give law enforcement access to your account?  These are just two of the legal questions regarding Facebook Law that courts have addressed.…

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Apple and the FBI

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • February 23, 2016

During the past week, there has been much news and opinion–procon, and questioning–related to Apple Inc.’s decision to oppose a federal court order at the intersection of consumer privacy, technology, and law enforcement. The court …

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Who Knows What About Me?

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • November 17, 2015

That’s the name of a recently published study on how much user information 110 popular mobile apps (equally divided between iOS and Android apps) share with third parties.  The study was conducted by faculty and graduate students from Harvard and …

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Stealth Surfing

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • July 17, 2015

If you want to prowl online with out leaving paw-prints, check out 5 Ways to go Totally Incognito on the Web .

Tips include how to keep Google from knowing everything about you and the latest on configuring your social …

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Technology and Privacy Update

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • May 19, 2015

Today, a coalition of more than 140 technology companies and other experts and organizations–including Google and Apple–sent a letter to President Obama urging him to protect privacy rights by not undermining strong encryption technologies as the government considers law enforcement’s …

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How Americans View Privacy: New Report

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • November 16, 2014

This week the Pew Research Center published a fascinating report, “Public Perceptions of Privacy and Security in the Post-Snowden Era.”  The Center’s Internet Project commissioned a representative online panel of 607 adults to take four surveys over the course of …

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Browser Privacy

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • September 19, 2014

Sometimes, I just don’t want to be noticed.  When that is the case, I turn to another virtual furry critter – Privacy Badger .

This browser add-on was recently introduced (in its beta
version) by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. According …

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Online Resources: Privacy & Data Security Law Resource Center (BNA)

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • September 14, 2014

If you are interested in a multi-source library that provides privacy and data security laws, developments, news, expert analysis, case law, practice tools, and more, then take a look at BNA’s Privacy & Data Security Law Resource Center.  Dates of …

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“Big Data” Report

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • May 10, 2014

On May 1, the White House released a major report on technology, innovation and privacy: “Big Data: Seizing Opportunities, Preserving Values.” The report is based on a 90-day study examining “how big data will transform the way we …

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