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 study by Ernst & Young and the Center for Democracy and Technology illustrates the concerns of businesses, the current state of their privacy and security practices and the weaknesses that exist that require immediate consideration. The areas covered in this report include a review of devices used by telecommuters, recommendations for securing hardware and software and technology controls and solutions to name a few.
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 whitepaper by Employment Screening Resources provides an introduction for employers and recruiters using Internet search engines and social networking sites for recruitment and employment screening background checks and the possible legal risks faced when conducting such screening, as well as potential solutions to avoid legal issues.
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.”
In this paper, Ira S. Rubinstein of the Information Law Institute and New York University School of Law seeks to clarify the meaning of privacy by design and thereby suggest how privacy regulators might develop appropriate incentives to offset the certain economic costs and uncertain privacy benefits of this new approach.
This paper by Mary Culnan of Bentley University argues that the current approach to regulating privacy based on “notice and choice” or “harm” is not effective and needs to be revisited. The paper proposes augmenting the current approach with new regulations based on accountability where firms are delegated responsibility to develop risk management programs for privacy tailored to their individual circumstances.
Privacy and Identity Management in Europe for Life presents an analysis of the ways in which individuals use two types of web 2.0 environments; collaborative workspaces and social network sites, to construct and express identities, manage relationships and cooperate in the creation and dissemination of content. The group looks into privacy issues that may arise in relation to these activities and provide possible solutions; presenting three demonstrators built to contribute to solving some of the issues with regard to privacy and identity management in collaborative workspaces and social networking sites.
This report from The Privacy Projects presents a comparative study of how the OECD guidelines have influenced the development of laws, regulations and public policy in five representative OECD member states—Australia, Canada, Japan, Spain and the United States.
Michelle Madejski, Maritza Johnson and Steven M. Bellovin of Columbia University present the results of a study measuring the sharing intentions of social networking users to identify potential violations in users’ privacy settings. The results revealed a mismatch between intentions and reality, indicating that users are unable to correctly manage their privacy settings.
Created by Nicholas Cramer of AllClear ID, this whitepaper takes a close look at key considerations involved in responding to data breaches of all sizes to help privacy, risk, legal and compliance professionals understand some of the nuances involved in a data breach response.
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