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The Privacy Advisor | Increasing the Data Collector’s Responsibility Related reading: Google agrees to UK CMA commitments on phasing out cookies





Yesterday, we introduced the closing keynote panel discussion from last week’s IAPP Europe Data Protection Intensive in London, UK, which explored the future of data collection and use, notice and choice, in a world that is increasingly connected and populated with devices that collect data without interfaces and without off buttons.

Today, in part two, Peter Cullen, general manager of Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing Group, which has been doing extensive work in this area, discusses what he feels is the first part of the solution to current struggles with notice and consent.

After consulting with some 100 privacy experts, his team’s conclusion “was that the current model that we have grown up with, and built with some very noble purposes, was not working today and will certainly not work tomorrow,” and “if the process is broken, by extension one must find a new process.”

But what’s the new process? “This model requires us to assume more responsibility,” he told the audience. And, “intellectually that sounds good,” but some organizations might respond, “That’s how we offload our risk onto our unsuspecting customers!”

In this second part of the panel discussion, Cullen presents an alternative view:

The IAPP will be rolling out the responses to Cate's initial presentation over the course of the next week. Stay tuned to our YouTube Channel and the Daily Dashboard for updates.


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