Greetings!

August 12, 2010
It is certainly true that a picture paints a thousand words. But in today's world, pictures can also e-mail, upload and geotag themselves, as Fran Maier learned recently after her camera disappeared on a trip to Europe. In this month's Inside 1to1: Privacy, we bring you her story. It's one where the pictures tell much, much more than expected. And it's one that could become more common as smart technologies increasingly work their way into the gadgets and devices of our daily lives. The privacy repercussions of such instruments are some of the unintended consequences of technological progress.

Wi-Fi, Eye-Spy and the unintended consequences of new technology

August 12, 2010
Imagine taking a trip cross country or across the globe, only to lose your camera or have it stolen miles from home. Once the usual channels of recovery are exhausted, you’d probably never expect to hear about it again. Not so for privacy professional Fran Maier of TRUSTe, who received an unexpected message after the disappearance of her camera in Germany announcing her new pictures were available online.

Gadgets, phones and apps: Top 10 protection tips for consumers and businesses

August 12, 2010
It's not just the PC anymore. Smartphones, cameras, gaming counsels, anything Web-enabled can transfer or share your information. This is not limited to hardware; this also applies to mobile applications, social applications, networked games and a range of software. Even if the transmitting and/or sharing is in your control, and you opted into it, you could lose your device, forget your settings or sell it without considering the information you have on it. Here are some guidelines for businesses and consumers.

Notes from the IAPP President

July 1, 2010
I am delighted to herald the first all-digital edition of your monthly member newsletter, the Privacy Advisor. A decade into our development as a profession and professional community, today’s digital launch is a fitting step in the evolution of the IAPP.

Smart grids are the future of power, but what does that mean for the future of privacy?

July 1, 2010
The transmission networks spanning nations to provide light, heat and electricity will soon undergo a radical transformation. Most of the world’s developed countries have invested in or plan to invest huge sums to implement smart energy infrastructures within the next two decades. The “smart grid” will revolutionize the way utilities and consumers measure and monitor electricity usage. It is expected to save money and aid energy conservation. But the grid will also result in massive amounts of new data, data that can reveal intimate details about households and the people who live in them. The risk of exposure or misuse of such data creates a new set of concerns for consumers and privacy professionals.

Coverage for fax-blasting claims under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act

July 1, 2010
The Florida Supreme Court’s recent decision in Penzer v. Transp. Ins. Co., No. SC08-2068, 2010 WL 308043 (Fla. Jan. 28, 2010) (Penzer), adds to the growing trend of cases holding that commercial general liability (CGL) insurance policies provide coverage for claims alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), sometimes known as “blast fax” cases.

Eyes on Israel

July 1, 2010
Israel has been an active player on the world’s privacy stage in recent years, and the momentum is expected to continue. Later this year, the nation’s data protection authority—the Israeli Law, Information, and Technology Authority (ILITA)—will host the 32nd annual International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners in Jerusalem. The Privacy Advisor spoke with ILITA chief Yoram Hacohen and Omer Tene, associate professor at the College of Management School of Law and head of the conference steering committee, about recent developments and the upcoming international event.

A simple guide to EU privacy

July 1, 2010
How can data privacy requirements in the European Union be a driver for data privacy initiatives worldwide? What does it mean to have a Data Privacy Directive for EU member states, and how does this really work in practice? There are no privacy directives worldwide that really match that of the European Union. The Data Protection Directive facilitates harmonization of member states’ laws in providing consistent levels of protections for citizens and ensuring the free flow of personal data within the European Union.

Surveilled: Scenes from South Africa

July 1, 2010
Scenes from IAPP Privacy Certification Training in South Africa

10 in 2010: A Chat with Jonathan Fox

July 1, 2010
In our continuing celebration of the IAPP’s tenth anniversary, the Privacy Advisor talks with eBay’s global privacy director, Jonathan Fox. Jonathan became an IAPP member in 2003 and serves as co-chair of the San Francisco KnowledgNet chapter. He has been immersed in consumer privacy issues for a decade, co-founding Sun Microsystem’s Privacy Council in 2000 and co-authoring its Information Technologies Policies for Privacy Compliance, Data Stewardship Guidelines for Privacy, and its Privacy Impact Assessment.

Greetings!

June 14, 2010
If user data is the currency of the information economy, then where are the banks? That's the question posed by the founder of a product innovation company that is exploring the potential of data banking as a business model for the Web.

Valuing, protecting and commoditizing your personal information: Is “data banking” the answer?

June 14, 2010
If user data is the currency of the information economy, then where are the banks? That's the question posed by the founder of a product innovation company that is exploring the potential of data banking as a business model for the Web. Read more in this month’s edition of Inside 1to1: Privacy.

Qwest unveils privacy policy updates for consumer feedback

June 14, 2010
On a quest for customer feedback, one telecommunications provider has opened its revised privacy policy for comment before launching. Learn what led Qwest to engage customers in the revision.

Notes from the Executive Director

June 1, 2010
Let no one say that our world is getting less complex. Our June delegate tour through Europe revealed quite the opposite.

Ubiquitous biometrics

June 1, 2010
At a recent biometrics conference, Dr. Myra Gray, the director of the Department of Defense Biometrics Task Force, discussed the impending arrival of “ubiquitous biometrics.“ She emphasized that biometrics are being widely used for national security, physical access control, and individual identification for countless types of transactions. As this particular conference was focused on implementation of Homeland Security Directive 24 mandating interoperability between certain governmental biometric systems, she and others spoke of the value of ubiquitous biometrics for national security and everyday conveniences.

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