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(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. Evident both at RSA and via the IAPP's recently released Privacy Tech Vendor Report, Bracy says, privacy tech vendors are rising up to help companies with the complicated and arduous task of protecting data, and the privacy and security worlds are becoming increasingly intertwined.  Read More

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Stonier to chair IAPP executive committee, board members announced

(Feb 15, 2017) The IAPP has announced the additions to its board of directors and executive committee for 2017. The Executive committee’s roster now boasts former IAPP board of directors Chairman Hilary Wandall, CIPM, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, of TRUSTe; LinkedIn’s Kalinda Raina and Naspers’ Justin Weiss, CIPM, CIPP/A. The committee will be led by its new chairman, Mastercard’s JoAnn Stonier, CIPM, and vice chairman, GE Digital’s Peter Lefkowitz, CIPP/US. Executive committee members serve a one-year term. Additionall... Read More

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The Privacy Advisor Podcast: Jessica Rich

(Feb 10, 2017) This week, Jessica Rich, director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission, announced she's leaving the agency. With Rich and former Commissioner Julie Brill gone (Brill left in 2016 for private practice), it wouldn't be unreasonable to be concerned that the agency has now lost two of its strongest leaders on consumer privacy. But Rich isn't. She predicts the FTC will be very aggressive on regulating sensitive data, and expanding what's classified as such, in the futu... Read More

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The Privacy Advisor Podcast: Julien Schekter

(Feb 3, 2017) After an 18-month investigation into how Switzerland's government and private sector collect and use data, journalist and radio-show producer Julien Schekter and some of his colleagues decided to do something creative to help the average citizen understand the reality of today’s data-driven market, and make good decisions online. “We wanted to give them something fun, where they will learn something good. Otherwise they won’t do it, they don’t have the time or the interest to dig into this subje... Read More

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At State of the Net, questions linger over FTC, FCC's regulatory abilities

(Feb 1, 2017) At the 2017 State of the Net Conference last week in Washington, D.C., analysts gathered to peer into the future — as best they could, of course — to discuss what the recent change of political power bodes for privacy and some of the key agencies that regulate it,  such as the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission. "Rethinking The Future of Communications Policy" saw discussion on the planned restructuring of the FCC under new Chairman Ajit Pai. Panelists agreed the... Read More

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IAPP's Privacy After Hours rings in Data Privacy Day with panache

(Jan 30, 2017) What was that sound? No, you're not going crazy — we heard it, too. It was the joyfully cacophonic tones of international privacy pros gathering at watering holes around the world, talking cybersecurity and (plot twist) privacy, getting to know each other, and otherwise having the time of their lives at this year's Privacy After Hours' Jan. 26 (early) celebration of Data Privacy Day. All in all, the IAPP hosted more than 60 Privacy After Hours events on five continents for a record-setting year... Read More

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The Privacy Advisor Podcast: Duncan Campbell

(Jan 27, 2017) Duncan Campbell is head of U.S. Data Privacy at Barclays, the investment bank. Campbell didn’t really start out thinking he’d work in investment banking. He really had to learn it from scratch. But he says his philosophy on how he’d succeed is one he got from his athletic career as a younger person: There’s always going to be someone better than you, but you can always work harder.  Read More

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Women Leading Privacy on taking a stand and serving as an example

(Jan 26, 2017) One of the privacy industry's selling points is its well-documented equal gender representation. In fact, the majority of chief privacy officers are women, according to the 2015 IAPP Salary survey. Women Leading Privacy is now, in fact, an entire subgroup of IAPP membership, and there now exists an active, 14-member IAPP WLP Advisory Board from backgrounds spanning industries and companies around the globe.  That's why we want to make sure there's plenty of opportunities for women in the field ... Read More

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Facebook announces privacy education revamp

(Jan 26, 2017) Likely, you’ve seen Facebook's Privacy Basics. As a member of the privacy profession, you’ve no doubt explored the ways in which you can adjust your privacy settings. Maybe you’ve even met the Facebook privacy dinosaur. The general public? They may be less aware of their options. Today, however, Facebook launches a new and improved Privacy Basics, and it will be much more difficult to miss. “The old way of thinking,” said Facebook Deputy Chief Privacy Officer Rob Sherman, “is having a really ... Read More

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Costa Rica dimensiona su normativa en un entorno global

(Jan 26, 2017) El pasado 6 de diciembre entró en vigor el Decreto Ejecutivo Nº. 40008-JP, que contiene una serie de reformas al Reglamento de la Ley Nº. 8968 de Protección de la Persona frente al Tratamiento de sus Datos Personales. Desde mediados de 2014 la Agencia de Protección de Datos de los Habitantes (o Prodhab)–el órgano de máxima desconcentración adscrito al Ministerio de Justicia y Paz de la República- formalizó en la práctica el camino para consolidar los derechos y garantías previstos por la Ley pr... Read More

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