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ICO Data Breach Trends Study

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.

2013 Cyber Security Forecast

In this paper, Kroll outlines the top four cybersecurity concerns organizations that may blindside organizations in 2013.

A Primer on Metadata: Separating Fact from Fiction

The purpose of this paper from the information and privacy commissioner of Ontario is to provide a primer on the term “metadata,” responding to the argument that it is neither sensitive nor privacy-invasive since it does not access any of the content contained in the associated communications.

Information Security & Data Breach Report—June 2012 Update

Created by Navigant, this report is designed to keep the legal community apprised of data breach activity, spotlight notable breaches, and identify trends and other major changes taking place in the information security arena.

2012 Data Breach Investigations Report

A study conducted by the Verizon RISK Team with cooperation from the Australian Federal Police, Dutch National High Tech Crime Unit, Irish Reporting and Information Security Service, Police Central e-Crime Unit, and United States Secret Service.

Exploring the Meaning of “Real Risk of Significant Harm”

This report by Heenan Blakie compiles the results of the AccessPrivacy CPO Forum Workshops held on September 27 and October 12, 2011, Exploring the Meaning of the “Real Risk of Significant Harm” breach notification threshold under the Personal Information Protection Act (Alberta).

Empirical Analysis of Data Breach Litigation

By Sasha Romanosky, David A. Hoffman and Alessandro Acquisti

An Evaluation of Privacy Impact Assessment Guidance Documents

Written by Roger Clarke for International Data Privacy Law

2012 IAPP Privacy Professionals Role, Function and Salary Survey

The 2012 IAPP Privacy Professionals Role, Function and Salary Survey builds upon last year’s survey to provide expanded analysis of key trends as reported by respondents from multiple disciplines within the privacy field. As with previous editions, this survey highlights information and potential trends with regard to the responsibilities, department structures, reporting relationships and compensation levels of privacy professionals from across the globe.

Data Privacy and Trust in the Mobile World

Using findings from the Digital Trust Initiative, presented at the 2011 IAPP executive forum—Navigate, this Data Privacy and Trust in the Mobile World whitepaper from Experian offers guidance and best practices for creating mobile applications that build consumer trust.

Data Protection Authorities 2011 Global Survey

The Data Protection Authorities 2011 Global Survey is intended as a resource for exploring the constantly evolving nature of global data protection regulation. This year’s survey examines the work of regulators from 32 jurisdictions with special attention to trends emerging through three years of detailed survey responses and includes new features, including spotlight profiles of DPAs from across the globe.

The Demographics of Privacy—A Blueprint for Understanding Consumer Perceptions and Behavior

The Lares Institute based the findings in this report on data from several surveys intended to gauge consumer sensitivity to certain types of information and to privacy issues in general. The report focuses on patterns within demographics such as age, income level and education level, discussing the results generally and drawing conclusions based on the data.

Cookies: Implementation of the new Directive (October 14, 2011)

This Bird & Bird table outlines the status—as of October 14, 2011—of EU member states’ implementation of the ePrivacy Directive requiring online organizations to gain consent prior to collecting cookies from users. Broken down by nation, the table shows each country’s obligation under the old regime and whether it has implemented the directive—including the date of implementation for those that have and the progress of those that have not.

2011 IAPP Global Privacy Leaders Salary Survey

The 2011 IAPP Global Privacy Leaders Salary Survey builds on the information gathered in last year’s inaugural survey to examine the work of global privacy leaders with attention to emerging trends. The survey intends to provide a benchmark for salary, benefits, scope of role and size of privacy group for privacy professionals worldwide.

2011 IAPP Canada Privacy Professional’s Role, Function and Salary Survey

The 2011 IAPP Canada Privacy Professional’s Role, Function and Salary Survey report offers insight on the characteristics, responsibilities and salaries of public- and private-sector privacy professionals. The product of a collaboration between IAPP Canada and the Privacy and Cyber Crime Institute of Ryerson University, the report also offers comparative data that suggests potential emerging trends within the Canadian profession.

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