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that the existing credit reporting provisions in the Privacy Act (notably Part IIIA) and the Code of Conduct should be repealed and replaced by the National Privacy Principles (NPPs) operating in tandem with an enforceable code.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.

Privacy News

June 1, 2007
Paula J. Bruening has been appointed Deputy Executive Director for The Center for Information Policy Leadership and Senior Policy Advisor at Hunton & Williams LLP. Bruening joins the firm after having served as counsel at the Center for Democracy & Technology, a nonprofit public interest organization, where she focused on cyber-privacy issues.

Ask the Privacy Expert

June 1, 2007
A reader last month submitted the following question to Ask the Privacy Expert:

New Faces at the IAPP

June 1, 2007
The IAPP is pleased to welcome two new staff members.

IAPP in the News

June 1, 2007
Acuity Mobile, a provider of targeted mobile content delivery technology, recently announced the addition of Alan Chapell, CIPP, as a new board member and executive advisor. Chapell will advise Acuity Mobile on the latest issues surrounding the Chapell is widely recognized as an industry leader on issues of privacy in mobile ecosystems and interactive media.

Global Privacy Dispatches

June 1, 2007
The much-anticipated report of the Parliamentary Committee that conducted the statutory 5-year review of Canada's privacy law - the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) - was tabled recently in the House of Commons.

Notes from the Executive Director

June 1, 2007
In May, the list of security breaches continued to grow with new entries for lost and stolen laptops and tapes containing sensitive data. We also learned new details of the financial damage facing TJX Cos., a price tag that already has cost the company $25 million, with no end in sight. The legal fallout continues to take shape for TJX, which is faced with multiple class action lawsuits and investigations by regulators. It seems obvious that companies would have learned - either by the excruciating example of others or their own data security blunders - that breach prevention is a wise up-front investment.

TK Maxx Data Theft - Views from the UK

June 1, 2007
In January this year, news broke of a massive credit- and payment- card data theft from TK Maxx (the UK division of TJ Maxx). TJX, the parent company, said that the theft occurred in May 2006, but it did not discover this until December 2006. In an updated announcement in February, it said the theft might have occurred in July 2005, but in papers filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in March, it clarified that 45.6 million credit and debit card numbers were stolen over 18 months.

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