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US watchlist shared with 1,441 private organizations

After years of insisting that the terrorist watchlist is not shared with the private sector, the U.S. federal government acknowledged that it is shared with 1,441 private organizations, including private universities, hospitals and private correctional facilities, The Associated Press reports. The a...
OneTrust unveils new privacy tech events
OneTrust has announced PrivacyTech 2019, its global user conference. PrivacyTech Americas will take place in Atlanta May 21 through 23, and PrivacyTech Europe will take place in London June 12 through 14. OneTrust CEO Kabir Barday, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM, CIPT, FIP, said, "We’re excited to expand Pri...
Swedish health care line exposed 2.7M calls
Calls made to the Vårdguiden 1177 health care line dating back to 2013 were stored without encryption or password protection on an open web server provided by Swedish company Voice Integrate Nordic AB, Healthcare IT News reports. The data included 2.7 million patient phone calls. MedHelp, the compan...
House subcommittee to host privacy hearing Feb. 26
The U.S. House Committee on Energy & Commerce Consumer Protection Subcommittee will host a hearing titled “Protecting Consumer Privacy in the Era of Big Data” Feb. 26, Broadcasting & Cable reports. Subcommittee Chair Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., and Parent Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, D...
Privacy advocates allege IAB, Google violated GDPR
A group of privacy advocates has filed complaints with the U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office and Irish Data Protection Commission alleging the Internet Advertising Bureau and Google violated the EU General Data Protection Regulation. The advocates claim the real-time bidding system used by Goog...
IAPP announces new wave of Privacy Law Specialists
The IAPP introduced nine new Privacy Law Specialists Feb. 7. The member directory now reflects all members who have obtained the PLS designation, which can be accessed at the link below. The distinction carries with it an acknowledgment that a candidate has successfully demonstrated knowledge of re...
Privacy professional job postings surged in 2018
Fortune reports on the growing number of jobs available for privacy professionals. The California Consumer Privacy Act and EU General Data Protection Regulation have motivated organizations to hire more privacy-focused executives, managers, lawyers and technical professionals. Indeed found a 75 perc...