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United States Privacy Digest | Notes from the IAPP Editorial Director, May 3, 2019 Related reading: A view from DC: The gossip test for sensitive data




Greetings from the Global Privacy Summit in Washington!

What a week it has been here at GPS19. To be honest, at this point in the conference, like many of you perhaps, my brain feels like scrambled eggs, so this week's note might be a bit shorter than normal. That said, I've learned a lot this week both from our sessions and talking with many of you in the hallways, on the escalators, and at after-hours events. 

We also released a ton of content aimed at helping the privacy profession, including our 2019 IAPP Privacy Professionals Salary Survey, a new book on data processing agreements, another survey that we conducted together with OneTrust on CCPA-readiness, to name but a few. I also want to highlight an excellent Privacy Perspectives post from IAPP Senior Westin Fellow Müge Fazlioglu. She helped lead this year's salary survey and poignantly addresses some of the not-so-good data that came out this year: Namely, that we've detected a gap in geographical and gender compensation. It's must-read stuff. You can check it out here

Oh, and did you hear? We've now reached 50,000 members worldwide!

Some takeaways for me this week is the prospect of looming enforcement action. We're nearly a year removed from the GDPR's implementation. From the keynote stage, U.K. Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham and Data Protection Commissioner of Ireland Helen Dixon both hinted that enforcement actions are forthcoming, and signs continue to emerge that the FTC is negotiating a significant enforcement action with Facebook. The specifics aren't there yet, but enforcement takes time. Either way, this year will be an interesting one. 

And, of course, the CCPA is top of mind for so many of you. But I don't need to tell you that. 

OK, as promised, this week's note is brief, but our editorial team is leaving here with lots of content, so stay tuned next week as we unpack more content from this week. In the meantime, we're going to take a break Monday. Our office will be closed, and the Daily Dashboard will next go out Tuesday. 

For those of you who were here, it was great seeing you this week. Safe travels home. For those who didn't attend, I hope we cross paths at a future event. 




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