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Private Memoirs of a Smart Meter

created by the Department of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst

2011 iappANZ Privacy Professionals Role, Function and Salary Survey

The inaugural iappANZ Privacy Professionals Role, Function and Salary Survey is presented by the International Association of Privacy Professionals and iappANZ as an analysis of the work of privacy and data protection professionals in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region. This report highlights the privacy expertise within this region and provides information to help privacy professionals enhance their ongoing career development in the data protection field.

SmartPrivacy for the Smart Grid: Embedding Privacy into the Design of Electricity Conservation

created by The Future of Privacy Forum and the Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner

Smart Meter Privacy: A Utility-Privacy Framework

As the smart grid continues to mature, utilities and technology providers worldwide will grapple with the accompanying data privacy challenges. In this paper from HP Labs, researchers say that “revealing significant energy consumption information without also revealing a lot of personal information” is possible, and they propose a framework for the privacy-utility tradeoff.

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.

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.

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.

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