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The Privacy Advisor's top 10 news stories of 2018

Welp. The year is finally over. The year we, as privacy professionals, thought might kill us dead at some of our more stressful moments. But we survived the implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation and the passage of California's landmark Consumer Privacy Act, all in one calendar ...
Analysis of the Danish Data Protection Act
After two years of negotiations and much debate, the Danish Parliament passed its new Data Protection Act May 23. The law brings the country in line with the EU General Data Protection Regulation and fulfills its obligations to implement specific derogations in national legislation. In this Privacy ...
NIST extends deadline for input on privacy framework
The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology announced it is extending the deadline for input on its privacy framework until Jan. 14. The agency aims for the framework to “be a voluntary tool for organizations to better identify, assess, manage, and communicate about privacy risks” in ord...
Elisebeth Collins departs from PCLOB
Elisebeth Collins departed from the U.S. Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board Dec. 15, Wall Street Journal Reporter Dustin Volz reports. Collins is the final member of the original board to leave the group. Collins supported the adoption of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance...
Op-ed: US needs a 'Bill of Data Rights'
In an op-ed for MIT Technology Review, Martin Tisné writes about why it is time to create a “Bill of Data Rights.” Tisné believes the concept of “data ownership” is flawed, as it creates new problems rather than fixes old ones. Tisné writes data privacy rights should instead allow users to participa...
Cybersecurity agenda items likely for Congress 2019
The Hill reports on what to look out for in 2019, adding that tech and cybersecurity are predicted as top agenda items for the new Congress. As lawmakers position themselves for the coming year, several issues have emerged as a top priority. These include questioning big tech and its dominance, safe...
Forecast for data-driven businesses in 2019
As 2018 comes to a close, an article for Forbes reflects on the accomplishments of the year, as well as the emerging areas of focus for data-driven businesses in 2019. Among the topics, the article includes artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, cloud computing and cybersecurity as s...