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Web con: 'GDPR: Where Are We Now?'
The first anniversary of the EU General Data Protection Regulation is right around the corner. Privacy professionals may use this time to stop and take a look at how the landscape of the industry has changed since last May, and how compliance with GDPR breach notification requirements has impacted t...
Garante fines data processor for GDPR violations
Earlier this month, Italy’s data protection authority, the Garante, fined a data processor platform 50,000 euros for violations of the EU General Data Protection Regulation, Fox Rothschild Privacy Compliance & Data Security blog reports. The DPA launched an investigation into the breach of vario...
The complexity between wellness programs and privacy
Consumer Reports looks at the intersection of privacy laws and wellness programs. World Privacy Forum Executive Director Pam Dixon described the relationship between the two as “complex,” as there are “so many different kinds of wellness programs and different [privacy] laws for different ones.” A s...
GAO: FBI yet to implement 2016 recommendations
A list of recommendations from the U.S. Government Accountability Office to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in May 2016 for how it can ensure privacy protections and accuracy of its facial recognition capabilities have yet to be completely implemented, Biometric Update reports. In a letter to At...
Unsecured database leads to Evisort breach
Document and contract management company Evisort has shut down following an unsecured database breach, TechCrunch reports. The startup left its database open without a password, allowing anyone to search the files inside. The number of affected parties is unknown, but the exposed files contained cus...