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(Mar 24, 2017) On Thursday, members of the European Parliament’s civil liberties, justice and home affairs committee (LIBE) narrowly voted to support a resolution declaring Privacy Shield to be inadequate. As part of the text, MEPs listed a number of continuing concerns for the data-transfer framework, and they called for further action by the European Commission. IAPP EU Correspondent Jennifer Baker has the details on the vote, how it split on political lines, and the next steps for the resolution in this piece for The Privacy Advisor. Read More

Daily Dashboard, Europe Data Protection Digest

IAPP web conference: Operationalizing privacy technology

(Mar 24, 2017) The privacy technology market is young and rapidly expanding to meet the needs of organizations around the world. This growing market means there are more technological solutions for privacy pros than ever before. But how effective and efficient are the new offerings from these vendors that are suddenly proliferating? If you think some of these tools would benefit your privacy team and/or the organization as a whole, how can you justify the spend? What should you be looking for and how should yo... Read More

Asia-Pacific Dashboard Digest, Canada Dashboard Digest, Daily Dashboard, Europe Data Protection Digest

Health apps agree to pay $30,000 in settlement with New York Attorney General

(Mar 24, 2017) New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has announced that fitness apps Cardiio, Runtastic and My Baby’s Beat have agreed to pay a combined $30,000 in fines and revise their advertising claims and privacy policy disclosures to settle claims made after an investigation by his office, Ars Technica reports. The yearlong investigation discovered that the apps were advertising health information that wasn't FDA approved nor supported with health data, the report states. Additionally, the apps wer... Read More

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Citi GPS report looks at ePrivacy and data protection

(Mar 24, 2017) A report from Citi GPS: Global Perspectives & Solutions, now stored in the IAPP Resource Center, culls together how consumers are tracked and how that data is processed and analyzed by organizations. The report, "ePrivacy and Data Protection: Who Watches the Watchers? — How Regulations Could Alter the Path of Innovation," features insight from several thought leaders, including Promontory's John Bowman, CIPP/E, and Simon McDougall, CIPP/E, CIPM, CIPT, Vivienne Artz, of Citi, and Vodafone's M... Read More

Asia-Pacific Dashboard Digest, Canada Dashboard Digest, Daily Dashboard, Europe Data Protection Digest

Ad groups, ISPs rejoice after Senate overturns FCC privacy rules

(Mar 24, 2017) Internet service providers and advertising groups have called the Senate's vote in favor to overturn the Federal Communications Commission's broadband privacy rules a victory, MediaPost reports. "Consumers and innovation will benefit from the Administration having the opportunity to hit the reset button and develop a comprehensive approach to consumer online privacy," said the 21st Century Privacy Coalition's Mary Bono. Not all shared her perspective. "At a time when our personal data is more vu... Read More

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Could judge's ruling in photo scanning case set precedent?

(Mar 24, 2017) Some analysts predict that U.S. District Judge Edmond Chang's rejection of Google's legal argument that the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act did not apply to scanned photographs could be precedent setting, Cook County Record reports. “If this interpretation of the IBIPA is sustained through this case and by other courts, it would be significant in making it clear that the requirements of the statute apply to face scans from photos, not just face scans made in person," said McGuire Wood... Read More

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Prosecutors reveal extraction of data from protesters' phones

(Mar 24, 2017) Court papers reveal prosecutors are extracting data from more than 100 cellphones obtained through arrests during President Donald Trump’s inauguration, BuzzFeed reports. Prosecutors said they received search warrants to take data from the phones, including information from individuals who were not indicted in any crime related to the inauguration protests. Despite all the phones having been locked, the filing indicates the government was successful in accessing the phones’ data. The government ... Read More

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Medical research may suffer if employee wellness law passes

(Mar 24, 2017) Researchers are concerned about the ramifications of the Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act if it passes, ABC7 News reports. Dr. Laura Esserman is conducting a study on the ways women are screened for breast cancer, relying on genetic data provided by thousands of women. The wellness act could allow employers to impose financial penalties if they do not disclose genetic information as part of their company’s wellness program. Opponents of the bill are concerned employers may seek access t... Read More

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