New Liability Under State Law Stresses Need for Strong Data Security for Payment Card Data

September 1, 2007
Merchants striving to comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) now have additional reason to focus on the security of payment card data. In late May, Minnesota became the first state to hold merchants strictly liable for costs incurred by financial institutions who assist consumers following the discovery of a security breach.

Global Privacy Dispatches

September 1, 2007
Biometric data of foreigners entering Australia will be stored in a central repository for identification, verification and cross-checking by departments of the Australia Government. The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) is expected to provide a single source of identification for all DIAC clients. The 3-year management strategy is covered under the Migration Legislation Amendment (Identification and Authentication) Act of 2004 and will employ facial, iris scanning and fingerprinting for foreigners entering Australia. DIAC reports that identify fraud cost Australia about $1 billion per year.

National Research Council Report Discusses Possible Future of Privacy Regulation in the U.S.

September 1, 2007
The prestigious National Research Council (NRC) recently issued a comprehensive report on privacy and technology in the digital age. In addition to providing a very thoughtful and detailed overview of privacy, the report outlines the need for a national privacy commissioner or standing privacy commission to provide ongoing and periodic assessments of privacy developments.

¡Viva La Privacidad!

September 1, 2007
With so much data privacy activity focused on the United States, the European Union (EU) and Asia, it's easy to overlook our neighbors to the south — Latin America. Ironically, the region has some of the most unique and diverse privacy laws in the world, along with a growing need for more.

Electronically Stored Information in Litigation

September 1, 2007
During the past two decades, privacy professionals have witnessed technological changes in the way business records are created, maintained and regulated, requiring adaptations to their privacy management practices. During that time, parties to litigation and the courts have wrestled with the issues surrounding electronic documents.

VIEWPOINT: The Healthcare Privacy Debate Heats Up

September 1, 2007
While Congress and many others continue to discuss the appropriateness of the current enforcement approach to healthcare privacy, a broader debate is developing as to whether the existing privacy rules are reasonable and effective in today's evolving healthcare information environment. Several key recent developments are making this debate more interesting and more active — leading to the realistic possibility that we may see new privacy rules for the healthcare industry (and the many others who use healthcare information) in the near future.

IAPP in the News

September 1, 2007
One of the world's preeminent futurists, Paul Saffo, author and information architect, Alex Wright, and Scott Charney, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing Group, will deliver keynotes at the IAPP Privacy Academy 2007, Oct. 22-24, in San Francisco.

Notes From the Executive Director

August 1, 2007
As summer draws to a close, IAPP staffers are busy making plans to provide all of our members top-notch opportunities to network, educate and certify during the second half of 2007 and beyond. From the time-tested results of the IAPP's annual anchor events — the Privacy Summit and Academy — to new events we are adding to our lineup, we are working eagerly to offer the tools you need to better serve your companies and customers.

Privacy News

August 1, 2007
Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario Ann Cavoukian, Ph.D., and Alex Stoianov, Ph.D., an internationally recognized biometrics scientist, have published a joint research paper, Biometric Encryption: A Positive Sum Technology That Achieves Strong Authentication, Security AND Privacy.

IAPP in the News

August 1, 2007
A recent Computer- world UK writer covered a Commons Home Affairs Committee hearing focused on the "surveillance society" at which IAPP member Randal Gainer, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP and J. Trevor Hughes, CIPP, Executive Director of the IAPP, gave testimony and took questions during the IAPP Delegate Tour to Europe in June.

Ask the Privacy Expert

August 1, 2007
How does the recent Article 29 Working Party Opinion on the meaning of "personal data" affect our understanding of the scope of the European Data Protection Directive?

Valuable Insights Make IAPP’s New Practical Privacy Series a Success

August 1, 2007
More than 150 privacy professionals gathered in New York City June 27-28 for the IAPP's first-ever 2-day Practical Privacy Series. The series covered cutting-edge topics on security breach notice, risk mitigation and crisis management. The conference also included sessions on Financial and Health industry concerns.

Global Privacy Dispatches

August 1, 2007
The second technical seminar was held in Cairns, Australia on June 25-26. Approximately 11 economies were represented by some 100 delegates who attended.

Use ISO 17799 to Improve Security and Minimize Risks

August 1, 2007
Most organizations are dependent upon their information and business systems, leaving them exposed to critical loss in the aftermath of a security breach. Fortunately, by implementing an information security management system (ISMS), as outlined in the only internationally accepted standard/code to address information security, a business can significantly reduce the risk of a security breach.

PERSPECTIVE: Growing U.S.-EU Privacy Clashes: Time for a New Cross-Border Solution?

August 1, 2007
In the past two years, the U.S. and the EU have found themselves at odds on at least six different types of EU personal data transfers to the U.S. Europeans generally have viewed these transfers as disproportionate for the intended purposes, violating the very sense of privacy.

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