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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.

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

The 2011 IAPP Privacy Professional's Role, Function and Salary Survey significantly expands the original report with a detailed analysis of the major branches of the growing privacy field. As with previous editions, this year's report provides global privacy professionals with comparative information on the responsibilities, department structures and reporting relationships and compensation levels of their peers.

Data Protection Law and the Ethical Use of Analytics

In the whitepaper “Data Protection Law and the Ethical Use of Analytics,” prepared for the Hunton & Williams Centre for Information Policy Leadership, Paul Schwartz, professor of law at the University of California-Berkeley and the director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, carries out a contextual examination of analytics and recommends the implementation of accountable processes tailored to risks identified within the use of analytics. For a summary of the whitepaper, see Schwartz’s essay in the March 2011 edition of the IAPP Privacy Advisor.

The changing meaning of “personal data”

William Baker and Anthony Matyjaszewski explore the changing meaning of “personal data” in this article, which includes a compendium of definitions outlining how the term is defined within data protection laws worldwide.

Privacy and Security Implications of Meaningful Use for Health Care Providers

The North Carolina Healthcare Information and Communications Alliance, Inc., (NCHICA) published a whitepaper in October 2010 with guidance for the healthcare providers community on the implications of implementing the Meaningful Use criteria of The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Care Act while meeting privacy and security requirements. The whitepaper includes a review of critical privacy and security issues and recommendations. It is geared towards senior leaders and privacy and security leaders.

2010 IAPP Europe Data Protection Professional’s Role, Function and Salary Survey

This year marks the inaugural effort by the IAPP to provide a working profile of data protection professionals based in Europe. The study provides insights into the roles, reporting structures and daily responsibilities of these guardians of personal information as well as comparative compensation levels. Being the first of an annual series, this 2010 edition will provide a baseline for future trends.

2010 IAPP Global Privacy Leader’s Salary Survey

This survey of the data protection world’s top global executives represents the first of an annual series to chronicle such trends as where these leaders are located, the sectors in which they work and their compensation packages. The survey also provides insight into the size and operating budgets of the privacy departments they oversee.

2010 IAPP Data Protection Authorities Global Benchmarking Survey

The 2010 IAPP Global Data Protection Authorities Benchmarking Survey examines federal-level privacy offices and data protection authorities (DPAs) in 38 countries and territories. The IAPP designed this study to examine the scope, authority and resources of DPAs; investigate the present state of data protection, privacy and information sharing, and provide a reliable and useful platform for exploring these issues and their evolution on an ongoing basis each year. This report, which is the second in this annual series, analyzes and summarizes findings collected during the summer of 2010.

A Call for Agility: The Next-Generation Privacy Professional

In conjunction with our tenth anniversary, the IAPP has published a seminal white paper on the past, present and future of the privacy profession. “A Call for Agility: The Next-Generation Privacy Professional,” examines key developments in the privacy arena over the last 10 years. It offers a compelling perspective of what roles, issues and challenges will face us in the coming years.

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