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.

Privacy News

July 1, 2007
Morrison & Foerster has launched a free online resource library that provides links to privacy laws, regulations, reports, multilateral agreements and government authorities for more than 90 countries around the world.

IAPP in the News

July 1, 2007
Network World magazine recently published an article titled, "Why Your Company Needs a Chief Privacy Officer." The article profiles IAPP Treasurer Chris Zoladz, CIPP, who spoke to security professionals at The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium's 2007 SecureAmericas conference.

Notes from the Executive Director

July 1, 2007
As I reflect this week on the success of the IAPP's first Delegate Tour to Europe, I am reminded that the IAPP predictably again delivered an unparalleled mix of strong programming and unmatched networking for our members who joined us in Berlin, Paris and London.

IAPP Quickly Convenes Experts to Detail Group’s Comprehensive ID Theft Report

July 1, 2007
The President's Identity Theft Task Force is recommending that Congress adopt a national breach notification standard to supersede the existing 37 state laws, according to a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) official who spoke during a May 3 IAPP audio conference.

Attention Privacy Leaders: The IAPP Needs You!

July 1, 2007
Education Advisory We are looking for privacy leaders with diverse expertise to serve the privacy profession. As the IAPP continues to grow as the central forum for active, involved privacy pros, we seek to offer greater participation in the strategies, programs and products the association evaluates and develops.

Global Privacy Dispatches

July 1, 2007
The Australian Privacy Commissioner has recommended that the existing credit reporting provisions in the Privacy Act (notably Part IIIA) and the Code of Conduct should be repealed and replaced by the National Privacy Principles (NPPs) operating in tandem with an enforceable code. The recommendations were included in her submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission's (ALRC) Review of Privacy (Issues Paper 32).

How Privacy Scanning Can Keep Your Company Out of the Regulatory Minefield

July 1, 2007
In a recent Jupiter Research report titled Online Privacy: Managing Complexity to Realize Marketing Benefits, Jupiter analysts advised companies to allocate budgets for consumer security and privacy education, and to treat online privacy as a strategic marketing differentiator, rather than a compliance exercise.

Identity Linkage and Privacy

July 1, 2007
The subject of privacy and identity is by no means new, and many countries have legislation geared towards the protection of personal information. There exist nonetheless inconsistencies between countries regarding the right for privacy. Information gathering engines are prevalent wherever we go online, gathering our personal data as quickly as we share it — wittingly or unwittingly.

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