Kinsella Media with the IAPP and Rust Consulting produced this whitepaper discussing the consequences of failing to make clear and accurate privacy disclosures in the framework of today’s legal and regulatory landscape. Researchers Michelle Ghiselli and Shannon Wheatman offer insights on crafting plain-language policies.
Technological advancements leading to more online interactions and cheaper data storage have contributed to this paper by Fred Cate, Peter Cullen and Viktor Mayer-Shönberger rethinking the original OECD guidelines that formed the basis of most information protection frameworks and most privacy legislation around the world.
The Ponemon Institute's First Annual Cost of Trust Report provides the first extensive examination of how failure to control trust in the face of new and evolving threats is placing all global enterprises at risk. Based on survey participant expectations, organizations are projected to lose $35 million over the next 24 months.
This document from the European Parliament assesses the impacts of the proposed General Data Protection Regulation in terms of the effectiveness with which it is likely to attain its objectives, the efficiency with which it might do so and its consistency with other elements of European policy. It examines the likely impacts of the proposal and two alternative options on the competitiveness and innovation performance of the European data processing value network--those who control and process personal data and those who supply essential inputs or use the services provided. The assessment focuses on automated data processing and profiling; documenting and demonstrating compliance with the law, and data transfers to non-European jurisdictions. Whilst considering a variety of perspectives including big data, cloud computing and privacy-friendly technologies, it identifies a variety of impacts and areas for improvement.
The infographics included here offer visual presentations of study results, statistics and commonly talked-about privacy issues.
This report from Edelman outlines the findings of a study analyzing theleading factors of privacy risk and how 6,400 privacy and security executives in 29 countries and regions across 20 industries manage these issues. The study was conducted using Edelman PrivacyRisk Index, developed in partnership with the Ponemon Institute.
This paper from the Future of Privacy Forum examines the appropriate privacy paradigm for the world of the Internet of Things. The paper was authored by Christopher Wolf and Jules Polonetsky co-chairs of the Future of Privacy Forum and released in conjunction with the November 2013 FTC workshop on the Internet of Things.
In the wake of the disclosures surrounding PRISM and other U.S. surveillance programs, this study makes an assessment of the large-scale surveillance practices by a selection of EU member states: the UK, Sweden, France, Germany and the Netherlands.
This study from MasterCard aims to understand consumers’ attitudes towards online privacy. The company interviewed about 9,000 Internet users around the world, and determined that why people go online is the biggest indicator of how they feel about data privacy. The results led the team to define five online personality types: passive users, proactive protectors, solely shoppers, open sharers and simply interactors.
This report from Liana Yung and David Zetoony of Bryan Cave LLP analyzes class-action complaints filed against private entities between January and June of 2013 to help companies better understand the scope, and frequency, of data-related litigation.
This survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project asked 1,002 adults about their Internet habits. It is laid out in five parts: the quest for anonymity online; concerns about personal information online; who internet users are trying to avoid, the information they want to protect; how users feel about the sensitivity of certain kinds of data; online identity theft, security issues and reputational damage. (2013)
This infographic stemming from the TRUSTe U.S. 2013 Consumer Data Privacy Study—Mobile Edition, highlights some of the study’s findings related to how consumers about their mobile behaviors.
This study from TRUSTe provides a comprehensive analysis of current consumer thoughts about mobile privacy across the US. The extensive study was conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of TRUSTe with more than 700 US smartphone users from June 12 – 19, 2013. (See also the TRUSTe Privacy Index Infographic.)
Created by the Consumer Federation of America (CFA), this paper analyzes how well identity theft services are providing key information to prospective customers. The study is based on CFA’s Best Practices for Identity Theft Services, voluntary guidelines that CFA developed with the help of identity theft service providers and consumer advocates.
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