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Global Privacy Dispatches
ITALY—Garante Addresses Medical Research, Welfare Positions Issues
The Garante, Italy’s Data Protection Authority (IDPA), has released three decisions related to research and a register of welfare positions.
ITALY—Garante Releases Enforcement Activity Report
The Garante, the Italian Data Protection Authority (IDPA), has released information on enforcement activity in Italy in 2013 and its relevant plan of inspections for the first semester of 2014.
CANADA—Anti-Spam Legislation To Come Into Force
After much discussion and consultation on the accompanying Regulations, Canada’s anti-spam legislation is about to take full effect. While the CRTC had previously published its regulations on March 28, 2012, the Electronic Commerce Protection Regulation was finally published on December 4, 2013.
UK—Government Department Fined 185,000 GBPs After Terrorist Incident Data Sold at Auction
A government department has been fined after a filing cabinet containing personal information relating to victims of a terrorist incident was sold at auction.
NEW ZEALAND—Privacy Reflections/Predictions for 2014
The high-profile privacy breaches of 2012-13 have shed an unprecedented light on personal information in New Zealand. Outgoing Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff is leaving the role at a time when protecting personal information, a cause she has actively championed over the past 10 years, is at the forefront of public awareness and is top-of-mind for policy analysts, legislators and businesses alike.
NEW ZEALAND—Will the Tide Turn in 2014?
Last year was not a good one for New Zealand privacy-wise. While Australia forged ahead enacting legislation covering issues such as cross-border controls for personal data and introducing measures to implement breach notification, the government in New Zealand, by contrast, has been dragging its feet and instead adopted a raft of measures diminishing existing privacy protections. This article briefly reviews developments in New Zealand in 2013 and ventures some predictions as to what may lie in store in 2014.
AUSTRALIA—Australia Legislates for Privacy by Design
In March, Australia will be overhauling its privacy laws. One of the key features of the new regime means Australia will become one of the first jurisdictions to effectively legislate for the concept of Privacy by Design.
Privacy News (February 1, 2007)
Privacy pros with experience in diverse industries and disciplines are working with the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the world's largest association for the privacy profession, to identify educational programming that captures emerging privacy issues while offering a range of advanced and general topics across industry sectors.
IAPP in the News-Canadian Privacy Law Review Showcases the CIPP/C (February 1, 2007)
The launch of the IAPP's newest certification program for Canadian privacy professionals - the CIPP/C - was featured recently in the December 2006 issue of Canadian Privacy Law Review. The article, "Birth of a Credential: How the IAPP Created the First Professional Certification for Canadian Privacy," outlines the creation of the CIPP/C, from its inception at an informal discussion of Canadian and U.S. privacy officers to the premiere of the first CIPP/C exam at the IAPP's Privacy Academy in Toronto in October 2006.
New Faces, New Roles at the IAPP (February 1, 2007)
As of January, we are pleased to welcome a new member to our publications staff and congratulate several staff members as they transition into new roles within the organization.
Privacy in the New Congress: Predictions for 2007 (February 1, 2007)
Now that the Democratic Party has control of Congress after 12 years of Republican rule, gonzo pundits to armchair politicians are predicting big changes in the next two years. While it is likely that the new Congress will spend a considerable portion of its time debating the Iraq war, the proposed minimum wage and other high-profile issues, privacy is expected to be among the issues Congress confronts.
Privacy Career Planning: Tips from Successful Privacy Pros (February 1, 2007)
At the IAPP Privacy Summit 07 in D.C. next month, Alan Chapell will participate in a panel, Privacy Career Planning: Guidance from Successful Privacy Leaders. His co-panelists, representing some of the smartest in the profession, will discuss different privacy structures and roles, and share insights into how each organization embraces privacy as a career path. Chapell - eager to get the conversation started on a topic that he believes gets short shrift - is sharing a few observations about the privacy profession.
Registration for IAPP Privacy Summit 07 Outpaces Previous Attendance Benchmarks (February 1, 2007)
Privacy is hot in Washington right now, which makes the IAPP Privacy Summit 07 the perfect venue for some of the most influential figures in the privacy arena. Among the top keynote draws for the Summit are U.S. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, who will be joining Federal Trade Commission Chairman Deborah Platt Majoras and other esteemed speakers to address a standing-room-only crowd of about 1,000 attendees.
Notes from the Executive Director (February 1, 2007)
As the ranks of privacy pros continue to swell, the IAPP is constantly tested to continually serve our members by not only meeting, but exceeding, the profession's expectations. The IAPP takes on this challenge with zeal in our efforts to consistently offer you the best in education, certification and networking.
Healthcare Privacy in 2007 (February 1, 2007)
The focus of healthcare privacy in 2007 will be on new enforcement issues, new opportunities and challenges related to the use of healthcare information. We also expect a renewed and continuing debate on whether new legislation is needed to address changes to the healthcare privacy environment.
VIEWPOINT-Data Breaches and Identity Theft: Trends, Misperceptions and Opportunities (February 1, 2007)
The year 2006 will be remembered as "The Year of the Breach" by many privacy professionals. The theft of a laptop from the home of a Veterans Administration employee, which appeared to put millions of veterans at risk of identity theft, galvanized the news media. The Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) stunning $10 million fine against ChoicePoint for failing to adequately secure consumers' sensitive data also garnered its share of the 2006 media spotlight - as did the HP pretexting scandal stemming from the botched board room leak probe.