OneTrust_GDPRCompliance_square-banner1
Webcon Ad_300x250_Radar_FINAL
Webcon_TE_300x250_ad_Sept_2016-01

Privacy, both the word itself and the concept, got plenty of attention in year-end wrap-ups. Not surprisingly, it got a bit of attention in looks forward to 2014 as well. Here’s a quick wrap-up of who had what to say:

Writing for The Huffington Post, Christina Gagnier made the argument that start-ups need to be invited “to the Privacy Regulation Party.” While large firms, advocate organizations and academics are often invited to participate in policy discussions such as a recent joint committee hearing of the California Assembly Judiciary Committee, rarely do you see the small firms, she argued, for which privacy compliance is a true burden.

“It was unsettling,” she writes, “to hear some who gave testimony intimate that privacy compliance does not have a cost if ‘companies do their jobs.’ Actually, it does cost human capital, money and time to effectively manage privacy.”

• In a similar economic vein, venture capitalist Michael Dearing writes for All Things D that the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) scandal and privacy compliance as a whole threaten the very core of Silicon Valley. While he believes the “people who work at the NSA are patriots,” the NSA revelations are damaging for business, and “Integrity of our products, creative freedom of talented people and trust with our users are the casualties.”

• It is not surprising, then, that Evan Schuman, writing for Computerworld, says 2014 is “Time to Rethink Privacy.” “Every industy—nay, every company—will come to very different decisions based on the concerns of their employees and customers.” Will these companies, he wonders, choose the “right” privacy policy or the one that maximizes profits?

HealthITSecuritypredicts a number of trends for the coming year, including that same examination of privacy policies by health organizations small and large. Look for, Patrick Ouellette argues, the rise of managed security services and an easing of the issues that BYOD creates as policies and tech come into focus.

• Finally, the media teems with lessons on protecting privacy nowadays. In just one op-ed from NBC News, you can see that how to “hack-proof your life” is now a standard lesson being taught by the big news agencies. Here’s a New Year’s Resolution for 2014: “Change your terrible passwords.”

Read More By Sam Pfeifle:
Commercial UAV Use in U.S. Takes Next Step Forward
The Year’s Top 10 Stories in The Privacy Advisor
German Parliament Elects New Federal Data Protection Commissioner
IAPP Introduces New Suite of Free, CPE-Eligible Web Conferences for Members

Written By

Sam Pfeifle

Comments

If you want to comment on this post, you need to login.

Related

Board of Directors

See the esteemed group of leaders shaping the future of the IAPP.

Contact Us

Need someone to talk to? We’re here for you.

IAPP Staff

Looking for someone specific? Visit the staff directory.

Learn more about the IAPP»

Daily Dashboard

The day’s top stories from around the world

Privacy Perspectives

Where the real conversations in privacy happen

The Privacy Advisor

Original reporting and feature articles on the latest privacy developments

Privacy Tracker

Alerts and legal analysis of legislative trends

Privacy Tech

Exploring the technology of privacy

Canada Dashboard Digest

A roundup of the top Canadian privacy news

Europe Data Protection Digest

A roundup of the top European data protection news

Asia-Pacific Dashboard Digest

A roundup of the top privacy news from the Asia-Pacific region

Latin America Dashboard Digest

A roundup of the top privacy news from Latin America

IAPP Westin Research Center

Original works. Groundbreaking research. Emerging scholars.

Get more News »

IAPP Communities

Meet locally with other privacy pros, dive deep into a specialized topic or simply share a common interest, IAPP Communities are for you.

IAPP Job Board

Looking for a new challenge, or need to hire your next privacy pro? The IAPP Job Board is the answer.

Join the Privacy List

Have ideas? Need advice? Subscribe to the Privacy List. It’s crowdsourcing, with an exceptional crowd.

Find more ways to Connect »

Find a Privacy Training Class

Two-day privacy training classes are held around the world. See the complete schedule now.

NEW! Raise Staff Awareness

Equip all your data-handling staff to reduce privacy risk, with Privacy Core™ e-learning essentials.

Online Privacy Training

Build your knowledge. The privacy know-how you need is just a click away.

The Training Post—Can’t-Miss Training Updates

Subscribe now to get the latest alerts on training opportunities around the world.

Upcoming Web Conferences

See our list of upcoming web conferences. Just log on, listen in and learn!

Train Your Team

Get your team up to speed on privacy by bringing IAPP training to your organization.

Learn more »

CIPP Certification

The global standard for the go-to person for privacy laws, regulations and frameworks

CIPM Certification

The first and only privacy certification for professionals who manage day-to-day operations

CIPT Certification

The industry benchmark for IT professionals worldwide to validate their knowledge of privacy requirements

NEW! FIP Designation

Recognizing the advanced knowledge and issue-spotting skills a privacy pro must attain in today’s complex world of data privacy.

Certify Your Staff

Find out how you can bring the world’s only globally recognized privacy certification to a group in your organization.

Learn more about IAPP certification »

Get Schooled in Privacy

Looking to get some higher-ed in privacy? Check out these schools that include data privacy courses in their curricula.

Privacy Vendor List

Find a privacy vendor to meet your needs with our filterable list of global service providers.

NEW! Raise Staff Awareness

Equip all your data-handling staff to reduce privacy risk, with Privacy Core™ e-learning essentials.

The Industry of Privacy

Take stock, compare your practices to those of other organizations, and get budget with these studies on the industry of privacy.

More Resources »

Time to Get to Work at the Congress

Thought leadership, a thriving community and unrivaled education...the Congress prepares you for the challenges ahead. Register today.

GDPR Comprehensive London

Our third and final GDPR Comprehensive 2016 was a great success. London delegates spent two full days with world-recognized experts taking a guided tour of the GDPR.

Call for Speakers at Summit 2017

Are you an engaging speaker with privacy expertise to share? We want you! Submit a proposal today! The Call for Speakers closes Oct. 2, 2016.

GDPR's Top Impacts - Webcon Delivered in French

Rejoignez des experts pour en savoir plus : Les 10 conséquences pratiques les plus importantes du RGPD. S’inscrire maintenant.

Intensive Education at the Practical Privacy Series

The Series is returning to DC, this year spotlighting Data Breach, FTC and Consumer Privacy, GDPR and Government privacy issues. It’s the education you need now!

Sponsor an Event

Increase visibility for your organization—check out sponsorship opportunities today.

More Conferences »

Become a Member

Start taking advantage of the many IAPP member benefits today

Corporate Members

See our list of high-profile corporate members—and find out why you should become one, too

Renew Your Membership

Don’t miss out for a minute—continue accessing your benefits

Join the IAPP»