Morning Security Brief: European Privacy Policies, Border Security, and School Safety

By Teresa Anderson

► Data protection authorities in six European Union countries will launch investigations into Google’s privacy policy, according to an article in PCWorld. Agencies in each of the six countries—France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, and the United Kingdom—will focus on different aspects of Google’s privacy policy. In Germany, for example, authorities will review the way Google processes user data.

► According to a Government Accountability Office report, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) should enter into security agreements with Indian tribes located along the U.S. border. DHS has existing agreements with some tribes but should expand efforts to create more, according to the GAO. Also, monitoring and oversight of outreach efforts should be established.

► A Indiana bill (S.B. 1) would require that all public schools in the state have a trained, armed officer on school grounds during regular hours. Under the measure, the officer would have to be armed with a gun, not a Taser or any other device. The officer need not be a security officer and could be a teacher, staff member, or administrator so long as the person had completed the requisite training. The measure has been approved by the Indiana Senate and the House Committee on Education.



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