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Web con: 'Ask the DPO, October 2017'
With the EU General Data Protection Regulation coming in May 2018, organizations all around the world are appointing data protection officers to ensure they are compliant with the new rules. The IAPP has arranged for DPOs and privacy professionals from across the globe to share their insights with p...
Court dismisses OPM data breach lawsuits
A District of Columbia court has dismissed a pair of lawsuits related to the 2015 U.S. Office of Personnel Management data breach, The Hill reports. The lawsuits, brought on by the American Federation of Government Employees and the National Treasury Employees Union, were dismissed after the court d...
FTC to host workshop on informational injury Dec. 12
In a speech to the Federal Communications Bar Association Tuesday, Federal Trade Commission Acting Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen announced the agency will host a workshop on informational injury Dec. 12. "I have three goals for this workshop," she said. "First, better identify the qualitatively differe...
FPF: Privacy Shield participation numbers growing
A study conducted by the Future of Privacy Forum examines the number of companies participating in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield agreement. The study finds 2,188 companies are participating in the agreement as of July, with more than 700 companies using Privacy Shield to process human resource data. FP...
WhatsApp rejects UK request for backdoor access
Instant messaging service WhatsApp has rejected a request from the U.K. government to offer access to encrypted messages, Sky News reports. A security source said, “It is crucially important that we can access their communications — and when we can't, it can provide a black hole for investigators.” ...
Blockchain a potential tool for EHR use
Healthcare Finance reports on recent comments from Maria Palombini, director of emerging communities and initiatives development at the IEEE Standards Association, who argues the use of public blockchain as a tool for electronic health records could allow for a more seamless and secure method of sha...