De-identification plays a major role in protecting privacy while allowing for data to flow and constitutes a big part of a privacy pro’s toolbox. There have been robust debates about its feasibility and whether it’s even possible to truly de-identify data, but, earlier this month, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and EY held a workshop to work through these issues in an attempt “to drill down into some challenges that privacy pros face in (their) day-to-day practice.” This Privacy Tech post fro... Read more
“Will the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) breaches, which exposed the personal information of more than 22 million individuals, make it more or less likely that Congress will enact cyber-threat information sharing legislation?” That’s the question examined in a Gov Info Security report that suggests the answer could be coming next month when the Senate may consider the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), approved earlier this year by the Senate Intelligence Committee, which would ... Read more
The Council of Ministers on Friday announced that Mar España Martí has been named the new director of the Spanish Data Protection Agency (the AEPD). She replaces José Luis Rodríguez Álvarez, who served in the role for four years. The new director, according to a press release in Spanish, is a lawyer and civil servant with extensive experience working on the protection of human rights. Her work with the presidency has included a focus on electronic administration and information security, promoti... Read more
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) argues that a classified 2003 National Justice Department memo has grave relevance to the ongoing debate on the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), which could potentially be voted on before the August recess, National Journal reports. "I remain very concerned that a secret Justice Department opinion that is of clear relevance to this debate continues to be withheld from the public," Wyden wrote. The senator isn’t the only one concerned about CISA, with groups lik... Read more
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published a draft guide for those in the healthcare field to better protect the security of their mobile devices, CSO Online reports. "Mobile devices are being used by many providers for healthcare delivery before they have implemented safeguards for privacy and security," NIST said. The guide covers topics ranging from how to best administer privacy throughout an organization to what risks are the most significant. It also stresses how “... Read more
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