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This week's top-five most-read privacy stories

Let's face it, privacy is a busy space right now. Regulations, guidelines, best practice and privacy news are constantly developing. And sometimes, quite frankly, it's hard to keep up with it all. Sure, we try to distill it down for you with our Daily Dashboard and weekly regional newsletters, but w...
A look at the EU's study on ethical guidelines for AI
"The winds of regulatory oversight for artificial intelligence are blowing in the U.S. and Europe," Redtail Media's Kate Kaye writes. In recent weeks, the European Commission signed off on its Ethical Guidelines for Trustworthy AI, and in the U.S., federal lawmakers, including Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore...
Privacy pros break down recent developments in Canada
A pair of notable Canadian privacy developments was among the topics discussed at an IAPP KnowledgeNet meeting hosted by PwC in Boston, Massachusetts. A panel of privacy professionals offered its thoughts on the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada’s decisions to place Equifax on a six-year ...
Why employers must watch out for PHI data breaches
GovInfoSecurity reports on how data breaches involving health data can impact organizations that fall outside the health care industry. Pointing to Klaussner Furniture Industries, which discovered and reported a health data breach of its Employee Benefits Plan through its sponsor, the article provid...
DHS aims for more airplane facial recognition by 2023
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has laid out a four-year plan to have facial-recognition technology cover 97% of departing airplane passengers, The Hill reports. DHS states in a report U.S. Customs and Border Protection can achieve its 2023 goal through partnerships with airports and airlin...
Forced smartphone entry up for debate in Indiana
The right for the state government to gain entry into a smartphone for law enforcement investigations will be decided by Indiana's Supreme Court, Bloomberg Law reports. Indiana's highest court will hear arguments in Seo v. State, which questions whether the forced entry into a phone violates the rig...