Yesterday at the IAPP's Global Privacy Summit, the organization launched a companion certification to its long-standing CIPP: the Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM).
In a much-anticipated decision, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) was very straightforward in announcing that it has sided with Austrian law student Max Schrems, agreeing with his argument that the U.S. National Security Agency’s PRISM mass surveillance program, unveiled by Edward Snowden, makes the European Commission’s finding of U.S. adequacy for personal data transfer with the Safe Harbor mechanism “invalid.” Immediately, the privacy community began to react—including Schrems himself... Read more
So the Court of Justice of the EU has ruled Safe Harbor invalid. But what does this mean for the Schrems case now? In this report for The Privacy Advisor, Denis Kelleher says it’s possible the case will go back to the Irish High Court to hear arguments in the case, or, alternatively, the case could be settled following an investigation by Irish Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) Helen Dixon. But whatever happens, it’s sure to be complicated. “This investigation will face many challenges, not lea... Read more
Last week during the IAPP and CSA Privacy. Security. Risk. 2015 conference in Las Vegas, NV, Steptoe & Johnson’s Stewart Baker and Alan Cohn interviewed security guru Bruce Schneier and delved into the latest developments and trends in the data protection realm. In addition to examining Advocate General Yves Bot’s opinion on the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor Framework, the three discussed Internet-of-Things security, the value of open source, the latest on China, the U.S. Office of Personnel Managemen... Read more
Bloomberg Business reports that Apple has acquired artificial intelligence (AI) start-up Perceptio, a company known for building AI systems on smartphones without having to share large quantities of user data. According to the report, Perceptio aims to run AI image-classification systems on mobile devices without the assistance of external data, fitting in with Apple’s goal of limiting customer data usage. Apple’s Colin Johnson said, “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, an... Read more
Following Experian’s announcement of a breach affecting 15 million T-Mobile customers, T-Mobile CEO John Legere has said he will "institute a thorough review” of the company’s affiliation with Experian, Out-Law.com reports. Experian was "contractually obligated to abide by stringent privacy and security practices," the report states, noting Legere has said he takes "customer and prospective customer privacy very seriously. This is no small issue for us.” Legere also said “neither T-Mobile’s syst... Read more
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