U.S. Dept. of Education Releases Educator Training Video

This U.S. Department of Education teacher training video, released Feb. 26, 2015, "is aimed at helping K-12 school officials to better protect student privacy while using online educational services and applications." Intended for use during teacher in-service days or professional development meetings, the video offers a short summary of the major privacy issues and provides examples to help educators and administrators identify which online educational services and applications are privacy-friendly and which may expose student data to improper use and disclosure.

FTC's Julie Brill and CNIL's Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin Discuss the US-EU Privacy Divide at DPC14

At the IAPP's Data Protection Congress 2014, held in Brussels, FTC Commissioner Julie Brill and CNIL President Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin discussed the US-EU privacy divide in a keynote discussion moderated by Covington & Burling's Henriette Thielemans. The discussion was wide-ranging, touching on the Internet of Things, big data, Safe Harbor and where there are both differences and commonalities in the way the U.S. and EU view privacy and privacy enforcement.

How To Use the IAPP's FTC Casebook

The International Association of Privacy Professionals has produced a comprehensive resource to let you search and explore all of the FTC settlement agreements relating to privacy and security. The FTC Casebook, free to IAPP members, is a powerful way to look at FTC enforcement practices and explore the finer points of more than 150 cases. In this demonstration, one of the Casebook's authors, IAPP Westin Fellow Patricia Bailin, shows you how to use the tool and get the most out of its abilities.

PwC's View of the Privacy Landscape

Sam Pfeifle, publications director at the IAPP, interviews Stewart Room, head of the data protection and privacy practice at PwC, about the biggest privacy issues faced by organizations and what steps they're taking to solve them. The two spoke at the Data Protection Congress, in Brussels, in November 2014. How do you get C-suite buy in? How do you operationalize the solutions you know the company needs to implement? What's the most frequent hang-up for CPOs trying to get their operations off the ground? Room and Pfeifle talk about these questions and more. 

How the Police Use License-Plate Readers

In this TED talk, Catherine Crump discusses the dangers of automatic license-plate readers used across America covertly to catch criminals. Given the data they collect in aggregate, she argues, license-plate readers could have disastrous consequences for innocent individuals.

Using Surveillance To End the Impunity of Oppressors

The words “hidden camera” raise privacy red flags immediately, but for Oren Yakobovich, head of the human rights organization Videre, privacy concerns take a back seat to exposing the atrocities of oppressive regimes. Arming activists with micro cameras, Yakobovich, who will keynote the next Global Privacy Summit in March, “uncovers, verifies and publicizes human-rights abuses that the world needs to witness.” In his recently released TED Talk from the global conference in Rio, he outlines how he came to a life of turning the idea of surveillance on its head.

What Works for Women in Privacy and Security?

At the 2014 IAPP Privacy Academy and CSA Congress, women from the privacy and security communities met to swap stories, share advice and network in a supportive atmosphere. More than 100 attendees showed up. Tears were shed. Laughs were shared. See for yourself.

Jeffrey Toobin on the Future of the Supreme Court

At the 2014 IAPP Global Privacy Summit, held in Washington, DC, keynoter Jeffrey Toobin, senior CNN analyst and well-known author, spoke to the future of the U.S. Supreme Court and addressed how it might affect the collected privacy professionals in the audience. The 2015 Global Privacy Summit will be held in Washington, DC, March 4-6.