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CDT proposes a US federal privacy law
The Center for Democracy & Technology has proposed a federal privacy law, which is now open for discussion. In a blog post, the CDT's Michelle Richardson, Nuala O'Connor, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, Natasha Duarte, and Joseph Jerome, CIPP/US, outlined the thinking behind their proposal. "We hope this draft...
IAPP releases second edition of 'DPO Handbook'
The IAPP has released the hard-copy version of the second edition of the “DPO Handbook: Data Protection Officers Under the GDPR.” The book examines the role of the data protection officer in the era of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. The second edition of the “DPO Handbook” is updated wit...
Creator of the cookie reflects on his invention
Lou Montulli, the man who invented the cookie at age 23, wonders if he should have seen that it would transform into a key tool in the multibillion-dollar digital ad industry, Techonomy reports. Designed in 1994, the cookie was initially designed to help protect user privacy and security but has sin...
Marriott breach victims may avoid arbitration clause
Documents filed in federal court show that victims of the Marriott data breach are arguing against an arbitration clause that would prevent them from joining class-action lawsuits or other court actions in return for prepaid fraud-monitoring services through WebWatcher, BankInfoSecurity reports. The...