CPO, Activist, Former NSA Counsel Square Off at DPC

December 17, 2013
The most fiery discussion at the IAPP Data Protection Congress in Brussels came during its final session, with IAPP VP of Research and Education Omer Tene doing his best to referee a conversation between former NSA General Counsel Stewart Baker, anonymous Internet platform Tor’s Jacob Appelbaum, Vodafone CPO Stephen Deadman and Ralf Bendrath, policy advisor to German MEP and Data Protection Regulation Rapporteur Jan Philip Albrecht. Publications Director Sam Pfeifle details some of the highlights from the session, “Have You Been NSA’d? Government Access and the New EU Regulation.”

Keynote: Forget Notice and Choice, Let’s Regulate Use

December 12, 2013
There are few privacy principles more generally ingrained than the ideas of notice and choice for consumers. However, said Viktor Mayer-Schönberger from the IAPP Data Protection Congress keynote stage, “The naked truth is that informational self-determination has turned into a formality devoid of meaning and import.” He suggests that rather than giving up on privacy, “what we need is a new protection mechanism. A paradigm adjustment to ensure privacy in the age of Big Data.”

EU, U.S. Officials Indicate Potential Privacy Agreement at Data Protection Congress

December 11, 2013
The keynote stage at the IAPP Data Protection Congress in Brussels became a diplomatic back-and-forth as Constantijn van Oranje-Nassau, Head of Cabinet of Vice-President of the European Commission, Commissioner for the Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes, delivered the European Commission’s view of data protection and then was followed by an address from U.S. Federal Trade Commissioner Julie Brill. Reading between the lines, writes Publications Director Sam Pfeifle, there were reasons to be encouraged that Safe Harbor and the free flow of data between continents will continue.

Top Six Inadequacies Found During Privacy Audits

December 10, 2013
Would you be able to guess the top six failure points found in Osborne Clarke’s last 20 privacy audits? At the IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress, that is exactly what attendees were tasked with doing, in a Family Feud/Family Fortunes-style challenge of determining just what the “Survey says.” Publications Director Sam Pfeifle details just what the top failure points highlighted during the “Audit Programmes” session were—noting some of the results were not what attendees expected.

Tech Biz Urging U.S. Lawmakers, Global Governments To Reform Surveillance Law

December 9, 2013

Where the FTC Has Been and Where It’s Headed in 2014

December 5, 2013

Where Things Stand Now

December 5, 2013
Reforming the outdated EU legislative framework governing data protection was always going to be a daunting task.

Big Data Jobs Board Sees Privacy Jobs Growing Fastest

December 4, 2013
While Big Data jobs are growing at a 26-percent clip, privacy jobs as a subset of those Big Data roles are growing even faster. Such are the findings at iCrunchData.com, a Big Data-focused jobs board that this year has begun tracking Big Data positions throughout the entire U.S. through its Big Data Jobs Index.

White House’s Wong Makes the Case for Embedded Privacy Pros

December 4, 2013

Commission Gives U.S. 13 Ways To Save Safe Harbor

November 27, 2013
The European Commission has released its report on EU-U.S. data flows, including a critique of the widely-criticized Safe Harbor framework, which makes 13 recommendations to improve the data-transfer mechanism. The commission says U.S. authorities have until summer of 2014 to implement the recommendations, at which point it will revisit the review.

Breaches Affect Publisher, Councils, Columnist

November 27, 2013
Across the UK, breaches have been making headlines and prompting orders and advice from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

Looking for Love? Try a Privacy Conference

November 26, 2013
It was winter of 2011, and Rob Gratchner just had to get to the IAPP’s Data Protection Congress. His girlfriend, now Amanda Gratchner, was attending, and where better to ask her to marry him? But there was a hiccup. A big one. The Paris event was sold out. Despite his pleas to the powers that be at the IAPP, he couldn’t get in. “I went to Paris by myself,” Amanda says with a bit of a playful tone. But two months later, in Seattle, at the spot in which they first kissed, Rob proposed. In this feature, Angelique Carson, CIPP/US, talks with three couples who found their work in the privacy field, and their spouses, too.

Book Review: Rewire: Digital Cosmopolitans in the Age of Connection

November 26, 2013
In Rewire: Digital Cosmopolitans in the Age of Connections, Ethan Zuckerman says the world isn’t flat. Not metaphorically, anyway. Despite the fact that “atoms, people and bits” are sent all around the world, we focus on people who are like us. Zuckerman, director of the MIT Center for Civic Media, believes that we still need to “shape” our means of communications so that we learn what we need to know, not just what we want to know.

How Should I Respond to California’s Do-Not-Track Requirements?

November 26, 2013
California’s Do-Not-Track amendments require the operator of a website or online service to display a privacy policy that meets certain content requirements. Failure to make the required CalOPPA disclosures can, after a 30-day notice period, give rise to actions by the California Attorney General for $2,500 per violation and other consequences, as well as potential plaintiffs’ actions under unfair competition theories. Brian Hengesbaugh, CIPP/US, and Amy de La Lama give practical advice on how to respond to the change.

The Impact of New Payment Card Industry Standards on Business

November 26, 2013
Version 3.0 of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) has been released by the PCI Security Standards Council. The security requirements are intended to strengthen the security of cardholder data and encourage the adoption of uniform data security standards within the payment card industry. PCI-DSS applies to all entities that are involved in payment card processing. This includes merchants, processors, acquirers, issuers and service providers as well as entities that store, process and transmit cardholder data.

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