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(Feb 10, 2016) Before Marc Groman, CIPP/US, was appointed back in June to his position as senior advisor for privacy at the Office of Management and Budget, there were any number of discussions about exactly where he should sit in the administration. “It was important,” he said in an interview with The Privacy Advisor, “that the new senior advisor have a 360-degree view.” Thus far, Groman says things are working out just as planned. And that’s something Groman wants to emphasize as news of Obama’s executive or... Read More

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U.S. Senate passes Judicial Redress Act

(Feb 10, 2016) The U.S. Senate late Tuesday night passed the Judicial Redress Act — a bill that is a prerequisite to a law enforcement data sharing agreement between the EU and U.S., otherwise known as the “umbrella” agreement. Though not a requirement for the proposed EU-U.S. Privacy Shield — a commercial data transfer arrangement recently proposed by the European Commission and U.S. Department of Commerce — the Judicial Redress Act would help extend more rights to EU citizens to challenge m... Read More

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Video: ‘The Power of Privacy’

(Feb 10, 2016) Join psychologist and journalist Aleks Krotoski as she “travels the world to undergo challenges that will explore our digital life in the 21st century" for a documentary produced for the Guardian. "Our relationship to the Internet has reached an unprecedented level of connectedness," Krotoski said. "In this new environment, the state of privacy deserves a closer look." Read More

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New federal bill aims to pre-empt state bans on encryption

(Feb 10, 2016) The Verge reports Reps. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., and Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, have introduced the ENCRYPT Act of 2016, or the Ensuring National Constitutional Rights of Your Private Telecommunications Act, which would override several state laws attempting to weaken encryption in electronic communication. The lawmakers said they are “deeply concerned” about several bills being floated around the country, including ones in New York and California. Meanwhile, the nation’s top intelligence chiefs test... Read More

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FCC to include privacy rules for cable set-top boxes

(Feb 10, 2016) The Federal Communications Commission is set to include privacy provisions in its proposal on cable set-top boxes, The Washington Post reports. As cable companies raise rates for leasing cable set-top boxes, more third parties will offer their versions in the marketplace. Such a set up will give those third parties unprecedented access to consumers’ cable viewing habits. “The cable companies are collecting information on you today, and they have a set of rules they have to live by,” said FCC Cha... Read More

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VTech’s terms of service say it’s not liable for hacks; Government says it can spy on IoT devices

(Feb 10, 2016) Internet-connected toymaker VTech recently reopened its app store two months after a massive hack disclosed the personal data of 6 million children. Motherboard reports, however, that the company’s new terms of service include specific language removing it from liability in any future hacks or data breaches. The clause may not carry any weight in Europe, though. Privacy lawyer Ot Van Daalen said, “Under EU law you have an obligation to secure data and you cannot waive this by putting something l... Read More

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GSMA releases privacy, security guidelines for IoT devices

(Feb 10, 2016) The GSMA — a trade group for mobile device manufacturers — has unveiled a set of guidelines intended to promote privacy and security with Internet of Things devices. The guidelines were developed through consultation with the mobile device industry, the press release states, and includes input from AT&T, China Telecom, Etisalat, KDDI, NTT Docomo, Orange, Telefonica, Telenor and Verizon as well as vendors 7Layers, Ericsson, Gemalto, Morpho, Telit and u-blox. The guidelines are int... Read More

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Employee gaffe leaves 91,000 SSNs ‘vulnerable’

(Feb 10, 2016) An employee incorrectly disclosed the Social Security numbers and other personal data of Washington Apple Care clients, leaving the information of 91,000 clients exposed for “approximately two weeks,” KPQ NewsRadio reports. “While we don’t believe the information went any further than that, we have to take an abundance of caution,” said the organization’s Amy Blondin. “We want to make sure that we let Apple Health Medicaid clients know about this,” adding that mailed notifications had gone out t... Read More

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Thieves steal tax information from the IRS

(Feb 10, 2016) Hackers targeted the Internal Revenue Service, looking for E-file pins associated with Social Security numbers by using previously obtained PII and eventually obtaining more than 100,000 before the IRS blocked the attack, CIO reports. The gleaned information could be employed for fraudulent tax filings, the report states. “No personal taxpayer data was compromised or disclosed by IRS systems,” the IRS said in a statement, adding that the information employed for access to the information was “da... Read More

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New CDRH postmarket guidance open for public comment

(Feb 10, 2016) The Center for Devices and Radiological Health published a new draft guidance, “Postmarket Management of Cybersecurity in Medical Devices,” Covington’s Inside Privacy reports. The guidance encourages the use of a National Institute of Standards and Technology framework, as well as an Information Sharing Analysis Organization membership for manufacturers. This is the second such guidance released by the agency after its premarket recommendations, with the agency maintaining that an “effective cyb... Read More

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