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(Mar 5, 2015) ZDNet reports that Australian Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Attorney-General George Brandis agree with a suite of recommendations made by a Parliamentary Joint Committee and that new data retention legislation will soon become law. However, concerns and criticisms persist. Computerworld reports Labor’s Bill Shorten has said while there are some issues with the proposed data retention legislation, none of them "are too hard to work out." The law will require telcos to keep a set of... Read More

Asia-Pacific Dashboard Digest

Snowden Alleges Spying By New Zealand

(Mar 5, 2015) “New Zealand has been spying electronically on its Pacific Island neighbours and Indonesia and sharing the intelligence with its international allies, according to documents released on Thursday,” The Globe and Mail reports, citing documents dating back to 2009 that were released by Edward Snowden. The documents indicate “New Zealand’s electronic spy agency had intercepted emails, mobile and fixed-line phone calls, social media messages and other communications in small Pacific states including ... Read More

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When To Disclose a Breach

(Mar 5, 2015) During Data Breach Notification Bootcamp at the IAPP Global Privacy Summit in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, Liisa Thomas led a packed room through a privacy pro's hypothetical nightmare: Your organization has detected a potential breach incident. Now what do you do? The Privacy Advisor Editor Angelique Carson, CIPP/US, outlines the next steps, the questions you need to ask and how your PR team needs to respond. And breach-related headlines continue to abound, with the latest media reports focuse... Read More

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Real Tools for Privacy Management

(Mar 5, 2015) “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, scope and velocity of data being processed by today’s large, information-intensive organizations,” he writes. Instead, Weitzner suggests, “A new approach to privacy management is necessary in order to enable organizations to handle data at scale and simultaneously remain consistent with the high standards of privacy protection.” Read More

Asia-Pacific Dashboard Digest, Daily Dashboard, Europe Data Protection Digest

Demystifying Privacy Engineering

(Mar 5, 2015) The Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC, was abuzz Wednesday with a flurry of connection and conversation at the IAPP Global Privacy Summit. A day of preconference workshops meant deep explorations into essential education for a wide range of privacy pros. Jedidiah Bracy, CIPP/US, CIPP/E, attended a session dedicated to the emerging, yet perhaps still mysterious, profession of privacy engineering. Understanding this new but important field is no small task, and Bracy provides insights into some—just some—of what he learned in this post for Privacy Tech. Led by “a fantastic panel of privacy engineers, policy analysts as well as privacy and security experts, ‘Piecing Together the Privacy Engineering Puzzle’ was not for the faint of heart,” he writes. Read More

Asia-Pacific Dashboard Digest, Daily Dashboard, Europe Data Protection Digest

Fieldfisher Releases “Managing Global Data Residency Risk” Report

(Mar 5, 2015) Fieldfisher has announced the publication of its "Managing Global Data Residency Risk" report in conjunction with this week’s Global Privacy Summit. The report provides an in-depth look at issues around Data Residency Rules—laws prohibiting the transfer of personal data from specific countries or regions unless certain legal standards are met—and legal solutions that enable international data exports. “In an increasingly data-hungry and interconnected world, data protection issues co... Read More

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The Social Story from the Global Privacy Summit

(Mar 5, 2015) Whether you’re immersed in all the networking and education opportunities at our IAPP Global Privacy Summit in Washington, DC, this week or reading along from a distance and wishing you were there, we’ve got the as-it-happened news and reactions available right here for you. To augment the on-the-scene reporting from members of our Publications Team, we’ve compiled the tweets, status updates, photos and more from the event so you can see what privacy pros have been doing and read what they’re saying live from the Summit. Check it all out here via Storify. Read More

Asia-Pacific Dashboard Digest, Daily Dashboard, Europe Data Protection Digest

The Evolving Future of Digital Businesses

(Mar 5, 2015) Citing recent research by Gartner, Out-Law.com reports digital businesses “will need to perform a radical rethink of the way they operate”—highlighting use of data and privacy protections since “many digital businesses will have no fixed business model, Gartner has predicted.” The report looks at Disney’s “MagicBand” program “as an example of a product that operates on an unreliable or flexible and unpredictable basis,” pointing out security is paramount as the MagicBands collect personal ... Read More

Asia-Pacific Dashboard Digest, Daily Dashboard, Europe Data Protection Digest

Are We Giving Our Employees the Training They Need?

(Mar 4, 2015) After taking part in various system and compliance training sessions—from online offerings to those held at various organizations across industry sectors—Allen Brandt, CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPM, writes in this Privacy Perspectives post about whether we’re giving our employees optimum privacy training. “I think most in our profession will agree that users are one of the biggest vulnerabilities, Brandt writes, noting employees “are both the first line of defense and a captive audience, being required, in many cases, to participate in company-sponsored training sessions.” From his participation in varied trainings, though, Brandt cautions many training opportunities are failing their attendees—and suggests how to improve going forward. Read More

Asia-Pacific Dashboard Digest, Daily Dashboard, Europe Data Protection Digest

Ansip, Wheeler at the MWC

(Mar 4, 2015) At the Mobile World Congress (MWC), European Commission Vice President for the Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip reaffirmed the EU’s “tough stance on anticompetitive practices, data protection and tax avoidance,” The New York Times reports. Also at the MWC, The Irish Times reports, U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler discussed the need for an Internet referee, saying “if the Internet is the most powerful and pervasive platform in this history of the planet, which I belie... Read More

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