This report gives a brief overview of the FTC’s role in the enforcement and the interpretation of FCRA, followed by an FTC Staff Summary of Interpretations of the FCRA in a section-by-section format. It was created in 2011 to assist the CFPB as it took on many of the interpretive functions of FCRA.
This web page shows data breach incidents by incident type and sector for the year beginning April 1 to track trends.The UK Information Commissioner’s Office will update the data quarterly.
In this paper, Kroll outlines the top four cybersecurity concerns organizations that may blindside organizations in 2013.
Six of the federal agencies that enforce the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act initiated a project to explore the development of paper-based, alternative financial privacy notices—or components of notices—that are easier for consumers to understand and use. This report presents the research-based rationale for a “prototype” privacy notice iteratively designed over the course of the project. It discusses the methodology used for the qualitative research; presents the findings and analysis from eight test sites; describes the evolution of the prototype through a 16-month iterative process, and outlines key themes that contribute to the success of the project and to the clarity and usability of the prototype. (2006)
This article by Kush Wadhwa and Rowena Rodrigues first outlines the evaluation criteria established under the EU Privacy Impact Assessment Framework project and attempts to find the best means of extending their application to help assess PIAs, based on good practice.
In this paper, Kroll offers real life examples of breach incidents involving insider threats to businesses, identifying steps companies can take to reduce their risk.
The overall objective of this ENISA study is to serve as a starting point for a pan-European view on the rules relating to the collection and storage of personal data in the European Union and on their implementation in Member States legislation.
This whitepaper from UnboundID aims to address questions and concerns about the privacy of personal information that have been raised by the emergence of the “Identity Economy.”
The 2013 Data Breach Investigations Report analyzes more than 47,000 reported security incidents and 621 confirmed data breaches from 2012 and brings to bear the perspective of 19 global organizations on studying and combating data breaches in the modern world.
This paper complements two other recent ENISA publications in this area and focuses on the technical means to enforce or support the right to be forgotten in information systems; “there are technical limitations and there is a further need for clear definitions and legal clarifications.” In this paper ENISA reviews relevant existing technology and identifies the technical limitations and challenges to enforcement as well as the need for additional definitions and legal clarifications.
This article by Adam Thierer and originally published in the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy
focuses on privacy rights in relation to private enterprise and suggests that expanded regulation is not the most constructive way to ensure greater online privacy. The article introduces the notion that “Legislative and regulatory efforts aimed at protecting privacy must now be seen as an increasingly intractable information control problem.”
This 2003 study by Katherine Campbell, Lawrence Gordon, Martin Loeb and Lei Zhou of the University of Maryland examines the economic effect of information security breaches reported in newspapers on publicly traded U.S. corporations.
This paper from the Information & Privacy Commissioner of Ontario and co-authored by Dan Ruch, Monica Merrifield, Fariba Anderson and Jeff Kirke introduces the concept of Privacy Risk Management. It begins by examining characteristics indicative of an organization’s privacy and risk management maturity. Identifying the growing significance of privacy risk, it describes the manner in which Privacy by Design may be integrated within an organization’s existing risk management process.
This series of three whitepapers by the Future of Privacy Forum addresses some key components of the proposed EU data protection Regulation, namely the costs and paradoxes of explicit consent; the definition of personal data, and jurisdiction and applicable law under the EU general data protection regulation.
This report by Ernst & Young details privacy’s increasing effect on businesses in the new year and highlights three primary categories that the firm predicts will shape the new privacy era: governance, technology and regulation. It also calls on organizations and regulators to work together to shape privacy within the digital landscape and to “appreciate the governance role they must play in safeguarding personal information.”
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