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(Feb 21, 2017) In just three years, the IAPP's Privacy. Security. Risk. conference, happening this October in San Diego, California, has become a truly unique opportunity for privacy and security professionals to get together and find common understanding. By combining privacy and security operations management, we are able to focus on those policy areas where the critical conversations happen and provide information that both teams can use to do their jobs better. Want in? Our P.S.R. call for presentations ends Feb. 26. Make sure to get your proposal in, whether you're focusing on privacy, security, or both.  Read More

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

Roundup: South Africa, EU, US and more

(Feb 21, 2017) The South African Information Regulator had its first briefing on the country's Protection of Personal Information Act; Australian companies have a year to come into compliance with the country’s new breach notification law; Japan’s Act on Protection of Personal Information comes into force at the end of May; and the EU ePrivacy Regulation proposal continues to be debated and analyzed. In the U.S., lawmakers have introduced the Geolocation Privacy and Surveillance Act, designed to create rules for when agencies can track and access a citizen's geolocation data, and privacy advocates are concerned about potential rollback of Federal Communications Commission's broadband privacy rules. Read about all this and more in this week’s Privacy Tracker legislative roundup. (IAPP member login required.) Read More

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

Article 29 Working Party still concerned with Windows 10 privacy settings

(Feb 21, 2017) Reuters reports the Article 29 Working Party is still expressing concerns about the privacy settings within Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system. The Working Party’s questions come a year after the group wrote to Microsoft voicing concerns with Windows 10’s default installation settings. "In light of the above, which are separate to the results of ongoing inquiries at a national level, even considering the proposed changes to Windows 10, the Working Party remains concerned about the level of ... Read More

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WP29 releases Privacy Shield rules of procedure and complaint form

(Feb 21, 2017) The Article 29 Working Party has released two forms related to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield agreement. The rules of procedure for the "Informal Panel of EU DPAs" provides a road map for handling complaints under Shield. "The panel is competent for providing binding advice to the US organisations following unresolved complaints from individuals about the handling of personal information that has been transferred from" the EU under Shield. According to the document, the panel will attempt to provide... Read More

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

Wyden pushes for warrants for phone searches at US border

(Feb 21, 2017) Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., plans to introduce legislation prohibiting Customs and Border Patrol agents from demanding passwords to online accounts and mobile devices from American travelers without first obtaining a warrant, BuzzFeed reports. Writing to Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, Wyden said warrantless border searches evade privacy rights and weaken national and economic security. “I am alarmed by recent media reports of Americans being detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection... Read More

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Man sues Uber after wife discovered his affair via app notifications

(Feb 21, 2017) A French businessman is suing Uber after his wife received notifications of his trips to his mistress, The Verge reports. The man logged into his Uber account on his wife’s phone one time, and despite logging out of the app, his wife continued to get notifications. The man’s wife discovered his affair, and filed for divorce, according to BBC News. The businessman is suing Uber for 45 million euros. Uber France did not comment on the situation, stating, it “does not publicly comment on individual cases, and especially on cases that involve a divorcing couple.” Read More

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Smart devices pose vexing challenges for homebuyers, realtors

(Feb 21, 2017) As smart devices find their way into more houses, homebuyers and realtors are finding the devices may be compromised if the previous owner is still connected to the technology, USA Today reports. Managing Director of the National Association of Realtors Chad Curry said anything from thermostats, garage door openers, to keyless locks could be at risk if the devices are not reset when a new buyer moves into a home. Curry worked with the Online Trust Alliance to create a Smart Home Checklist to hel... Read More

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Smart mirror developers look to streamline fitting room experience

(Feb 21, 2017) Startup Oak Labs' retail smart mirror hopes to cash in on research that has found consumers who use fitting rooms are nearly seven times more likely to buy something, Bloomberg Businessweek reports. The dressing room mirror's abilities include allowing shoppers to see congruent items, signaling assistance needs to employees, and ordering products not in stock. The mirror aims not to replace retail workers but to make their jobs easier, said Oak Labs CEO Healey Cypher. Currently, stores like Rebe... Read More

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