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Regulators agree: Expect no grace period
In a session at the IAPP Data Protection Intensive here in London today, representatives from four European data protection authorities' offices were on hand to share insights into what their offices are doing to prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation's forthcoming implementation. Judgin...
Children's privacy for edtech: An EU-US comparison
In this IAPP white paper, Emily Cramer, CIPP/US, offers a comparative analysis of the U.S. and EU children's data protection frameworks for the education technology industry, addressing the particular differences between obtaining consent under the EU General Data Protection Regulation and the Child...
FTC discusses robocalls in front of Senate committee
A Federal Trade Commission representative spoke in front of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation detailing the agency’s efforts to combat robocalls. FTC Division of Marketing Practices Associate Director Lois Greisman testified on the different tools the agency has used ...
Facebook changes leave 1.5B out from GDPR protection
Reuters reports Facebook will be restricting the users protected by the EU General Data Protection Regulation to only those in North America and Europe. The move means 1.5 billion users from Africa, Asia, Australia and Latin America will not be covered by the rules or able to file complaints with Ir...
NIST hosting privacy controls workshop
The National Institute of Standards and Technology will host a workshop May 18 in order to receive feedback on incorporating privacy into the next revision of NIST Special Publication 800-53A. NIST seeks to learn about the current practices of privacy practitioners for the publication, titled “Asses...
New white paper explores FTC Privacy 'Audits'
The Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School’s new white paper explores the third-party audits required for Google and Facebook under the 2012 Federal Trade Commission consent orders, contrasting the FTC’s expectations for the audits versus the “attestations” the FTC receives. Megan Gr...