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(Feb 21, 2017) In just three years, the IAPP's Privacy. Security. Risk. conference, happening this October in San Diego, California, has become a truly unique opportunity for privacy and security professionals to get together and find common understanding. By combining privacy and security operations management, we are able to focus on those policy areas where the critical conversations happen and provide information that both teams can use to do their jobs better. Want in? Our P.S.R. call for presentations ends Feb. 26. Make sure to get your proposal in, whether you're focusing on privacy, security, or both.  Read More

Asia-Pacific Dashboard Digest, Canada Dashboard Digest, Daily Dashboard, Europe Data Protection Digest

Roundup: South Africa, EU, US and more

(Feb 21, 2017) The South African Information Regulator had its first briefing on the country's Protection of Personal Information Act; Australian companies have a year to come into compliance with the country’s new breach notification law; Japan’s Act on Protection of Personal Information comes into force at the end of May; and the EU ePrivacy Regulation proposal continues to be debated and analyzed. In the U.S., lawmakers have introduced the Geolocation Privacy and Surveillance Act, designed to create rules for when agencies can track and access a citizen's geolocation data, and privacy advocates are concerned about potential rollback of Federal Communications Commission's broadband privacy rules. Read about all this and more in this week’s Privacy Tracker legislative roundup. (IAPP member login required.) Read More

Asia-Pacific Dashboard Digest, Canada Dashboard Digest, Daily Dashboard, Europe Data Protection Digest

Article 29 Working Party still concerned with Windows 10 privacy settings

(Feb 21, 2017) Reuters reports the Article 29 Working Party is still expressing concerns about the privacy settings within Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system. The Working Party’s questions come a year after the group wrote to Microsoft voicing concerns with Windows 10’s default installation settings. "In light of the above, which are separate to the results of ongoing inquiries at a national level, even considering the proposed changes to Windows 10, the Working Party remains concerned about the level of ... Read More

Daily Dashboard, Europe Data Protection Digest, Privacy Bar Section

WP29 releases Privacy Shield rules of procedure and complaint form

(Feb 21, 2017) The Article 29 Working Party has released two forms related to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield agreement. The rules of procedure for the "Informal Panel of EU DPAs" provides a road map for handling complaints under Shield. "The panel is competent for providing binding advice to the US organisations following unresolved complaints from individuals about the handling of personal information that has been transferred from" the EU under Shield. According to the document, the panel will attempt to provide... Read More

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Man sues Uber after wife discovered his affair via app notifications

(Feb 21, 2017) A French businessman is suing Uber after his wife received notifications of his trips to his mistress, The Verge reports. The man logged into his Uber account on his wife’s phone one time, and despite logging out of the app, his wife continued to get notifications. The man’s wife discovered his affair, and filed for divorce, according to BBC News. The businessman is suing Uber for 45 million euros. Uber France did not comment on the situation, stating, it “does not publicly comment on individual cases, and especially on cases that involve a divorcing couple.” Read More

Daily Dashboard, Europe Data Protection Digest, Privacy Bar Section

FTC now weighing in on smart doll concerns

(Feb 21, 2017) After Germany's Federal Network Agency advocated that parents destroy the My Friend Cayla doll after fears its smart technology was a privacy concern, U.S. consumer groups have filed a complaint against the doll with the Federal Trade Commission, The Christian Science Monitor reports. "Watchdog groups point out that audio files get sent to a database maintained by Genesis Toys’ technology partner, Nuance Communications, which also develops voice-recognition programs for law enforcement and the m... Read More

Daily Dashboard, Europe Data Protection Digest

'Outside Your Bubble' module from BuzzFeed looks to 'de-silo' online content

(Feb 21, 2017) BuzzFeed News has announced a trial of its “Outside Your Bubble" feature, a tool that looks to give users a glimpse beyond their predominant social media circles, BuzzFeed reports. The tool will appear as a module below popular and widely shared stories, giving the reader other perspectives from popular sites around the web, like Reddit, Facebook and Twitter. "Our goal is to give readers a sense of these conversations around an article, and to add a kind of transparency that has been lost in the rise of social-media-driven filter bubbles," the report states. "We view it in part as a way to amplify the work of BuzzFeed News reporters, and to add for readers a sense of the context in which news lives now." Read More

Asia-Pacific Dashboard Digest, Canada Dashboard Digest, Daily Dashboard, Europe Data Protection Digest

Podcast: What went down at RSA?

(Feb 17, 2017) In this episode of The Privacy Advisor Podcast, Jedidiah Bracy, CIPP, discusses his experience at the RSA Conference in San Francisco, California, this week where he spoke on a panel titled, "Encryption and Back Doors: The Line Between Privacy and National Security." Evident both at RSA and via the IAPP's recently released Privacy Tech Vendor Report, Bracy says, a proliferation of vendors have risen to the challenge of helping companies with the complicated and arduous task of protecting data, and the privacy and security worlds are becoming increasingly intertwined.  Read More

Asia-Pacific Dashboard Digest, Canada Dashboard Digest, Daily Dashboard, Europe Data Protection Digest

Automating risk assessment

(Feb 17, 2017) Rebecca Herold, CIPM, CIPP/US, CIPT, FIP, estimates she has done hundreds of security risk assessments since she took them on as part of her career path. While performing them, even developing her own methodology to help produce them faster, Herold began to notice patterns emerging. Now, she's brought that depth of knowledge to software developer David Greek to create SIMBUS Risk Management, an automation tool for the privacy and security industry. IAPP Staff writer Ryan Chiavetta talked shop with Herold and Greek for Privacy Tech. Read More

Asia-Pacific Dashboard Digest, Canada Dashboard Digest, Daily Dashboard, Europe Data Protection Digest

Arguments begin in Schrems 2.0

(Feb 17, 2017) Justice Caroline Costello, of the High Court of Ireland, has begun hearing arguments regarding Irish Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon's request to have the CJEU determine whether standard contractual clauses are legitimate methods for transferring personal data outside the EU, Independent.ie reports. Schrems lawyer Eoin McCullough argued Dixon should suspend transfers immediately, and that the CJEU's involvement is unnecessary, while Facebook lawyer Paul Gallagher agreed the CJEU should not be involved, but rather because Schrems' objections to data transfers are "deeply flawed" and have been overtaken by events surrounding the establishment of Privacy Shield. Read More

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