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Singapore’s PDPC: The DPO is ‘crucial’
Sam Pfeifle
“A DPO who carries out his role well is an asset to his organization. He ensures compliance, yes, but he can do so much more.”  Such was the message from the keynote stage here at the IAPP Asia Privacy Forum in Singapore, where Personal Data Protection Commission Deputy Commissioner Yeong Zee Kin u...
Future of cloud-related opportunities discussed
ShanShan Pa, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM, FIP
On June 29, the European Commission hosted the Digital Single Market Cloud Stakeholder Meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to interact with the broadest possible collection of stakeholders, wrap up the work done by the Cloud Select Industry Group, and discuss how to best build on previous key de...
CJEU to hint at Privacy Shield, Brexit's future next week
Denis Kelleher, CIPP/E
The Court of Justice of the European Union will next week give its opinion on “the agreement envisaged between Canada and the European Union on the transfer and processing of Passenger Name Record data” in Avis 1–15. This will be the first occasion since Schrems that the CJEU has been formally asked...
Match Group appoints global head of privacy in Paris
Sam Pfeifle
At last count, the dating site Match.com had regional versions in 25 countries, in at least eight languages. But its parent company, Match Group, is home to any number of other dating brands, including Meetic, Tinder, OkCupid, Twoo, PlentyOfFish and ParPerfeito, spanning more than 190 countries and ...
New free courses on anonymization and data privacy
Sam Pfeifle
As part of a project funded by Canada’s Office of the Privacy Commissioner, the Electronic Health Information Laboratory has released a pair of online courses focusing on data privacy and anonymization. Issued in both English and French, they represent an excellent primer for those looking to get up...
Privacy Empress Tumblr Blog

Courtney Gabrielson, CIPM
Staff Writer

Are you a GIF fan? Do you spend time on Tumblr laughing out loud when you should be PIA-ing? This might be right up your alley. Courtney Gabrielson imbues the privacy landscape with just a bit of cheekiness. Check out this monthly blog for a little comic relief on all the latest privacy news.