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(Dec 2, 2016) In this episode of The Privacy Advisor Podcast, Amie Stepanovich discusses her work at Access Now, an organization who's mission is to defend and extend the digital rights of users at risk around the world. She spends a lot of time fighting against government backdoors, and encryption plays a vital role in the work Access Now does. Stepanovich says she was infused with a passion for human rights at an early age, but it's not always easy work. "It's about small wins," she said. When it comes to fighting government surveillance, sometimes it's about incremental progress.  "This is about doing what you can to make something bigger than yourself."  Read More

The Privacy Advisor

Videovigilancia y acceso a datos personales en Argentina

(Dec 1, 2016) A raíz de una consulta presentada por una asociación de bancos el 6 de octubre de 2016 la Dirección Nacional de Protección de Datos Personales (DNPDP, por sus siglas) emitió el Dictamen Nº 2009622/2016 y aclaró cómo se debe cumplir con la obligación de dar acceso a los titulares a sus datos personales cuando éstos son recolectados por cámaras de videovigilancia. En Argentina, el derecho al acceso se encuentra reconocido por la Ley de Protección de los Datos Personales Nº 25.326 (LPDP) y se com... Read More

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What does Trump mean for the FTC?

(Nov 29, 2016) On November 22, Sen. John Thune, R-SD, and Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich, wrote a letter to Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez. The lawmakers wrote to “express concerns about the pending Federal Trade Commission agenda in light of the recent election and upcoming transition,” and told Ramirez any action “taken by the FTC before the designation of a new chairman will receive enhanced scrutiny.” Thune and Upton said they “strongly encourage” the commission to avoid focusing on “complex, p... Read More

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Where should the new mandatory DPO sit?

(Nov 29, 2016) Privacy works best when the right person is in the right place, at the right time, asking the right questions. That's according to Microsoft CPO Brendon Lynch, CIPP/US, who spoke in Brussels recently alongside IAPP Publications Director Sam Pfeifle and Accenture Senior Director of Data Privacy Florian Thoma, FIP, CIPM, CIPP/E, CIPP/US.  Lynch and Thoma were at the IAPP's Data Protection Congress to talk about the role of the mandatory data protection officer. Under Article 37 of the General Dat... Read More

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Anonymized? PII? What day is it?

(Nov 29, 2016) For many, the General Data Protection Regulation ushered a new word into their vocabulary: pseudonymization.  What’s the difference between pseudonymous data and anonymous data, exactly? That’s a bit of a rabbit hole, but the basic explanation is that “anonymous” means the data subject is long longer identifiable by any means, whereas “pseudonymous” means the use of an algorithm, or combination with another set of data, allows for reidentification. Can data truly be anonymized, though? And wh... Read More

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Catching up with Max Schrems

(Nov 29, 2016) Max Schrems, the man infamous for taking down Safe Harbor, says he’s also confident he’ll win his case against Facebook on standard contractual clauses. Jennifer Baker catches up with Schrems to discuss the case, as well as what he thinks about the GDPR and the Privacy Shield, and why he thinks data localization is the future. Read More

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CIPP/Asia credential slated for early 2017

(Nov 29, 2016) The IAPP will soon have another entry into its Certified Information Privacy Professional portfolio: the CIPP/A, or Asian designation, with particular focus on Hong Kong, Singapore and India. The announcement is a long time coming, a natural forward movement for IAPP certifications, said IAPP Certification Director Doug Forman. “We’ve had by far more requests for an Asian certification than any other,” he said. Coupled with the maturing data privacy laws in the region, a new director for IAPP A... Read More

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Upcoming judgments from the CJEU

(Nov 29, 2016) As 2016 draws to a close judgment is awaited from the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in four cases that relate to data protection: Tele2 and Watson; Canadian PNR; Manni, and Tele2 (Netherlands). Each of these cases has been heard by the CJEU and an opinion given by the Advocate General; all that remains is for the CJEU to deliver judgment, Denis Kelleher reports. Read More

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