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(Sep 2, 2015) September 1 marked the beginning of a new enforcement regime in the mobile ad space as the Council of Better Business Bureau’s (CBBB) Online Interest-Based Advertising Accountability Program starts cracking down on the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Self-Regulatory Principles in the mobile environment. With exclusive comments from the CBBB’s Accountability Program Vice President and Director Genie Barton, this report for The Privacy Advisor examines what the CBBB will focus on enforcing and what businesses and app developers need to know in order to avoid an unwanted self-regulatory knock at the door. Read More

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Gov’t Awards $133M Contract for OPM Hack Data Protection Services

(Sep 2, 2015) The Department of Defense (DoD), Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and General Services Administration have awarded a $133.3-million contract to Identity Theft Guard Solutions to provide personal data protection services to the 21.5 million victims of the second OPM hack, GovExec reports. The contract is part of a larger $500-million Blanket Purchase Agreement for responding to the devastating data breach and potential future breaches stemming from the hack. Unlike the response to the first hack, the DoD—and not the contractor—will notify victims, and the Pentagon will cover the contract cost. Acting OPM Director Beth Cobert said notifications would not go out until the “end of the month.” Read More

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New to Privacy? Get Up-To-Speed Fast

(Sep 2, 2015) Inspired by a question from one of our members, the latest addition to the IAPP Resource Center is a list of introductory-level books for incoming privacy professionals or people just looking to learn more about the field. The IAPP Privacy List came through with lots of great titles, including, not surprisingly, some IAPP-published training books like Building a Privacy Program—A Practitioner’s Guide and the third edition of Privacy Law Fundamentals, published this year. Also included in t... Read More

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In Financial Services? Researcher Needs Your Input

(Sep 2, 2015) Michelle Frasher, visiting scholar at the EU Center, University of Illinois, is conducting a study of EU and U.S. anti-money-laundering compliance and how it works or conflicts with privacy law, and she needs your help to identify the frequency and severity of these conflicts. The research is sponsored by The SWIFT Institute, and your responses to this short survey are anonymous and will inform recommendations for best practices that will address changes in the regulatory landscape. The whitepap... Read More

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Discussing the Value of a CIPP, CIPM, CIPT

(Sep 2, 2015) IAPP Certification Director Doug Forman and Robinson & Cole LLP’s Governance Manager Jim Merrifield talk the value of obtaining Certified Information Privacy Professional, Certified Information Privacy Manager and Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPP, CIPM and CIPT) certifications as well as the credentials’ past and future in ILTA’s new free podcast, “Certifiable! The Value of Certifications to Your Career—CIPP, CIPM and CIPT with IAPP,” Connected Community reports. “We’re seeing that employers are encouraging and, in cases, requiring their employees to have the certification,” Forman explains. Read More

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Don’t Want To Get Fired? Educate the C-Suite

(Sep 2, 2015) Breaches will happen, Dell CSO John McClurg tells IT World Canada, but to stay clear of a fate like Ashley Madison’s now-former CEO, the key is providing employees with preventative education as well as keeping a vigilant eye for early breach detection. “It’s going to be how quickly you detect and react and what information was encrypted; that’s the new standard for success,” McClurg notes, adding, “if you haven’t properly educated the C-suite and messaged the culture, you may well get fired. It... Read More

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CISO, CIO Alliance Necessary

(Sep 2, 2015) The discordant relationship that oftentimes exists between CISOs and CIOs needs to instead become one of unity against the “common enemies” of data theft and mismanagement, Healthcare IT News reports. "We've got to figure out how we get together and meet in the middle," Fairview Health Services’ CISO Barry Caplin noted at the publication’s recent Privacy & Security Forum. A simple first step, he continued, is considering "the way we use the language," stressing the need for CISOs to "go out to your CIOs and talk about these things: 'What problems am I causing for you? What do you hate about security and IT?' They'll tell you all kinds of stuff. And then you can start partnering to solve the problem." Read More

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Will Europe Lead the Way On Connected-Car Privacy?

(Sep 2, 2015) Bloomberg Business reports on the burgeoning connected car industry and moves by the “world’s three biggest makers of luxury cars” to tap into the “gold mine” of personal data in an ecosystem that does not as yet have clear rules of the road. BMW, Volkswagen AG and Daimler AG have all expressed interest in collecting driver data but have said they’re committed to protecting it and complying with regulations, the report states. However, some regulators are on high alert, particularly in Europe. The Bavarian DPA’s Manfred Ilgenfritz said, “We are emphasizing Privacy by Design” to minimize the amount of data collected, and the French DPA, the CNIL, is also working with carmakers on privacy issues. Read More

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Errors Reveal Info on Possible HIV Patients, News Customers

(Sep 2, 2015) A spokesman for a sexual health clinic in London says human error was the cause when the clinic mistakenly revealed the identity of almost 800 patients who’d “attended HIV services,” The Irish Times reports. Due to an administrative error, an email intended for individual recipients was sent to a group email, the report states. “We immediately contacted all the email recipients to inform them of the error and apologize,” said the spokesman. Meanwhile, a glitch in news retailer WHSmith’s contact ... Read More

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Report: Publishers Gain Reader Trust by Protecting Privacy

(Sep 2, 2015) In collaboration with TRUSTe, Research and Markets has released a new report, “Data Privacy: An Issue for Our Time,” which emphasizes the importance for news publishers to take ownership of data privacy policies. The report offers tips on best practices and states that consumer attitudes toward data privacy “show that trust only comes from transparency in how news publishers handle their data and information,” adding, “Recent landmark regulatory cases show the consequences of poor data privacy practices.” Topics covered in the report include “proactive practice” to build trust and business advantage as well as lessons learned from recent cases. Read More

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