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Navigating privacy amid the holiday shopping frenzy

The online shopping surge this time of year, and the many deals associated with it, more often than not involve shoppers having to sacrifice their privacy in some fashion to obtain the most bang for their buck. But is that sacrifice inevitable? Is there a balance to be had? IAPP Senior Westin Resear...
Tips for breaking into privacy from other roles
Privacy is a hot market and opportunities await for those with even some privacy experience. But what is the best way to gain experience in the field? Join the IAPP Dec. 1 as Vice President and Chief Knowledge Officer Caitlin Fennessy, CIPP/US, Microsoft Senior Privacy Strategist Bethan Cantrell, Sm...
Parliament committee adopts targeted ads ban in DMA
European Parliament's Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee voted 42-2 in favor of an amended draft Digital Markets Act that includes a ban on targeted advertising. The new text requires companies to "refrain from combining personal data for the purpose of delivering targeted or micro-ta...
UNESCO approves AI ethics recommendations
Politico reports all 193 members of the United Nations' Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization signed off on draft recommendations for appropriate artificial intelligence ethics. UNESCO proposed ethical impact assessments for AI deployments as well as tasking governments with devising “st...
GoDaddy breach exposes data of 1.2M WordPress users
A security breach exposed email addresses and customer numbers of more than 1.2 million of web hosting company GoDaddy’s WordPress users, TechRepublic reports. The company discovered unauthorized access by a third party to its Managed WordPress hosting environment Nov. 17. Some original WordPress ...