Original reporting from IAPP staff and contributed features from IAPP members.

The Privacy Advisor Podcast: Ready, set, GDPR

Angelique Carson, CIPP/US
Gabe Maldoff is a young guy. He graduated law school in 2015, got himself a fellowship at the IAPP's Westin Center, and then immediately went to work at London's Bird & Bird. And just as he was adjusting to life in the real world, the world itself was adjusting to what would be expected of it un...
FTC, OPC, PCPD collaborate on connected-toy enforcement
Molly Hulefeld
The Federal Trade Commission has settled its first enforcement action involving the privacy and data security of connected toys. On Monday, VTech Electronics and its U.S. subsidiaries agreed to settle allegations that the company violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, as well as the ...
Schrems: Will he stay or will he go now?
Sam Pfeifle
Perhaps one of the greatest misconceptions surrounding Max Schrems, the man who took down Safe Harbor, is that he’s some kind of passionate privacy advocate who’s found his life’s calling. “I don’t know what I’ll do in the long run,” he opines, on the phone to the IAPP offices from his home in Aust...
The most-used resources of 2017
Emily Leach, CIPP/E, CIPP/US
What a year: 2017. A horse named Cloud Computing won the Preakness, Ken dolls got man buns, and privacy pros around the world removed their eclipse glasses to take in the full measure of what the GDPR will mean for their organizations. Once the retinal burn wore off (has it?), you all flocked to the...
The most read Privacy Advisor stories of 2017
Angelique Carson, CIPP/US
It's been one of the busiest years on record here at the IAPP. It's no secret that the forthcoming EU GDPR created plenty of opportunities for original journalism aimed at helping privacy professionals navigate the murky waters of compliance before May 2018. But the GDPR-focused pieces weren't the o...