I’m writing this editorial 34,000 feet high on my way to the IAPP’s Global Privacy Summit. With last week’s publication of the draft U.S. Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act, it seems I chose the right moment! If 100-percent privacy compliance is even possible, I’m frequently asked. A question that often leads to an interesting conversation about rationalized requirements, business-focused, tailored and risk-based solutions, etc., but what it all comes down to in this hashtagged world is #NoTru... Read more
Dark Reading reports on the announcement by ID Experts in conjunction with this week’s Global Privacy Summit that its RADAR incident response management software now includes EU privacy laws, making it possible for companies “to easily manage privacy incidents across EU and U.S. jurisdictions.” Meanwhile, various reports of investigations into breaches—including those affecting Uber, Anthem and Sony—continue making headlines. “Security and privacy are not interchangeable, and we must... Read more
Lexology reports on the Court of Justice of the European Union decision to strike down the Data Retention Directive last year and the lessons to be learned. Going forward, the report suggests, “It remains to be seen if there is sufficient political appetite in Brussels to revive the Directive in any form.”Meanwhile, the UK Supreme Court has found that the retention of data on individuals without their consent interferes with their privacy but “is justified,” The Bureau of Investigative Journalis... Read more
International Business Times looks into a House of Lords report imposing drone restrictions. The report states that “feedback from the public has so far been more concerned with privacy and data protection, rather than with the imminent danger of being hit by a falling drone.” However, the report states, a House of Lords committee “decided existing laws into data protection and privacy in the UK are sufficient to cover the operation of UAVs by both civilian and commercial users.” The chairwoman ... Read more
“New information technology is at the heart of so many of the privacy challenges we face today—big data, Internet of Things, metadata analysis—but the technology we actually use to solve privacy problems is just this side of the Stone Age,” Daniel Weitzner writes in this post for Privacy Tech. Privacy policies are necessary, but on their own, they’re hardly sufficient, and even the steps involved in creating and maintaining a privacy program “cannot possibly keep up with the scale, s... Read more
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