Europe Data Protection Digest | Jan 22, 2010
The CNIL held its first awards ceremony last week. Ms. Roques-Bonnet received a prize of €7,000 for her thesis entitled "The Constitution and the Internet," which was recognized among eight theses. (Article in French.)
During their “Fireside Chat” at Dentons’ offices in London, UK Information Commissioner Christopher Graham and former interim Privacy Commissioner of Canada Chantal Bernier previewed details of a new cooperation agreement amongst global data protection authorities (DPAs) to be announced at the Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners Conference later this month. In this exclusive for The Privacy Advisor, Sam Pfeifle writes that the Arrangement, as it’s being called, was first discussed at the D... Read more
Swiss-born search engine Hulbee, which has received $9 million from investors, aims to become a “pro-privacy alternative to mainstream search engines,” Tech Crunch reports. Unlike other search engines, “it does not track users,” the report states. “It’s competing with other search players in the pro-privacy space,” promising untracked ads as well. According to Hulbee CEO Andreas Wiebe, “Ads on Hulbee are targeted based on the search query, so there’s no geotargeting or cumulative tracking,” the ... Read more
One of the major mistakes companies often make when preparing for a data breach is taking a one-size-fits-all approach. Unfortunately, the reality is that no data breach is the same, and there are a wide variety of unique circumstances that need to be accounted for in a data breach response plan. The best example? The Ashley Madison breach. In this exclusive for The Privacy Advisor, Michael Bruemmer, CIPP/US, shares strategies you can employ to protect your brand. Looking at several unconvention... Read more
The burgeoning trend of cybersecurity devices is problematic as the devices “are perpetuating the misguided and possibly dangerous idea that security can be simply packaged into a neat little box and shipped out en masse … when, in reality, security is about behavior rather than any single shiny product,” Motherboard reports. “The ‘security in a box’ mentality is a foolish idea,” the report states, noting, “Instead, security is understanding the threats against whatever it is you're trying to pr... Read more
The Ponemon Institute’s 2015 Cost of Cyber Crime Study, which examines 252 organizations in five different countries, discovered that while the average cost of data breaches increased 1.9 percent in the past year, boards are showing less get-up-and-go regarding data security, IT World Canada reports. Larry Ponemon said the numbers are “moving in the wrong direction,” with breach response time also up 30 percent. And boards don’t seem to care unless stock prices are affected, said Curtis Levinson... Read more
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