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Microsoft unveils open-source privacy mapping tool

Microsoft has launched a new open-source tool mapping ISO's global privacy standard, ISO/IEC 27701, to nine different privacy laws from around the world, including the EU General Data Protection Regulation, the California Consumer Privacy Act, and Brazil’s LGPD. In this post for Privacy Tech, IAPP R...
NH Legislature considering privacy bill
NH Business Review reports the New Hampshire Legislature is evaluating a comprehensive privacy bill introduced by the state House of Representatives. In its current form, the legislation has provisions that compare to the California Consumer Privacy Act and others that go beyond it. A notable divers...
NYPD alters rules for DNA evidence uses
The New York City Police Department has announced an overhaul to its rules for collecting and using DNA evidence in criminal investigations. The rule changes include simplified processes for removing DNA from the Local DNA Index System, limits on collection from juveniles, updates to forms and provi...
New Mexico AG alleges Google violated COPPA
New Mexico’s Attorney General Hector Balderas has filed a lawsuit against Google alleging it violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and New Mexico’s Unfair Practices Act by illegally collecting personal information of children under 13, the Associated Press reports. Filed in U.S. Dist...
DOD discloses possible data breach
The U.S. Department of Defense revealed the personal information of approximately 200,000 service members may have been compromised, NBC News reports. The breach, which occurred in May and June of 2019, affected a system hosted by the Defense Information Systems Agency containing Social Security num...
Report: Health care data breaches tripled in 2019
An analysis by health care compliance analytics firm Protenus found health care data breaches nearly tripled in 2019, with more than 41 million patient records breached, FierceHealthcare reports. In 2018, breaches impacted 15 million patient records. Fifty-eight percent of the total breaches in 2019...