The Privacy Advisor | Feb 6, 2014
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The IAPP formally announced on Wednesday the Privacy Bar, a section of the IAPP geared toward administering to the distinct needs of those in the privacy-oriented legal profession. Of the IAPP’s more than 25,000 members, “we know more than 40 percent are lawyers,” said IAPP President and CEO J. Trevor Hughes, CIPP, in an informal web conference announcing the forum, “and theses lawyers need services. To meet, to engage, to learn about privacy as a legal topic.” Enter the Privacy Bar, championed... Read more
Before Marc Groman, CIPP/US, was appointed back in June to his position as senior advisor for privacy at the Office of Management and Budget, there were any number of discussions about exactly where he should sit in the administration. Senior officials all across the Executive Office of the President “were realizing that privacy issues were increasingly touching everything,” Groman said in reflecting on his first conversations about coming back to the federal government. “And they were becoming... Read more
As part of his 2017 budget proposal for the United States, President Barack Obama is including $19 billion for cybersecurity efforts, a 35-percent increase over fiscal year 2016. The funds will go toward a Cybersecurity National Action Plan, which includes the hiring of a chief information security officer, a $3.1 billion fund for IT modernization at the federal level, and, perhaps most importantly for privacy professionals, a new executive order establishing a permanent Federal Privacy Council,... Read more
In a statement posted to the U.K. Parliament website yesterday by Baroness Neville-Rolfe, the U.K. government has made it known that it will not choose to opt-in to Article 43a of the proposed General Data Protection Regulation. House of Lords member Neville-Rolfe is Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Department of Culture, Media and Sport, the department that now houses the Information Commissioner’s Office. Article 43a is a “new” portion of the GDPR, added after the Commission’s initial draft... Read more
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