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April 18, 2014
By Ann Cavoukian

Scott Charney failed to mention that many of his arguments, which would result in weakening privacy protections, have already been addressed and do not enjoy widespread support. While he indicates that his suggestions will “enhance” data protection for consumers, the opposite will most likely occur. They reflect a paternalistic approach to data protection that, if...

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April 17, 2014
Last week, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) held a two-day workshop with public- and private-sector experts to explore the concept of privacy engineering. Three trends that recurred throughout the workshop, according to Jenner & Block’s Mary Ellen Callahan, CIPP/US, and Esteban Morin, included the lack of privacy technical standards, the role...
March 24, 2014
Several recent activities have converged with longer-standing efforts to push cloud computing forward in Europe. Swirling around these activities have been violations of European government and citizens’ privacy via the U.S. PRISM program, lingering doubts about the effectiveness of the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor Agreement and the steady drumbeat of headline-grabbing data breaches...
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