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(Jul 22, 2016) In this edition of The Privacy Advisor Podcast, LinkedIn Global Head of Privacy Kalinda Raina discusses her career in privacy. Raina was at Apple and Nintendo before moving to LinkedIn. Her role now, she says, is much more strategic than the roles she played in her earlier roles as a privacy pro. In this podcast, she talks about what keeps her motivated and how she got to where she is today.  Are you a podcast consumer? Grab the RSS feed from iTunes here. Read More

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Will the U.K. soon stand alone on data retention?

(Jul 21, 2016) This week, Advocate General (AG) Henrik Saugmandsgaard Øe, senior advisor to the European Court of Justice (CJEU), dealt new British Prime Minister Theresa May’s plans for increased surveillance powers a serious blow.  In his formal opinion on cases Tele2 Sverige AB v Post- och telestyrelsen (C-203/15) and C-698/15 Davis and Others on national data retention obligations in Sweden and the U.K., respectively, Øe said that while such obligations may be compatible with EU law, they must be subject ... Read More

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Does AG’s opinion mean there’s hope for Privacy Shield?

(Jul 20, 2016) The fundamentals of EU Data Protection Law are clear. Article 8 of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights provides that “Everyone has the right to the protection of personal data.” Whilst the fundamentals may be clear, the application of EU Data Protection Law is complicated. One complication is that EU Data Protection law applies at an EU level. Each EU Member State must implement their own national data protection law (the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation will change this somewhat, bu... Read More

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The Privacy Advisor Podcast: Lorrie Faith Cranor

(Jul 15, 2016) In this edition of The Privacy Advisor podcast, FTC Chief Technologist Lorrie Faith Cranor, CIPT, talks about her gig working with the U.S.' defacto privacy regulators. A well-known researcher out of Carnegie Mellon University, Cranor is taking a break from academic life and helping inform policymakers and regulators on all things tech. In this chat with Angelique Carson, CIPP/US, Cranor discusses where she turns when she doesn't know the answer, what privacy pros should keep in mind when creati... Read More

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Forsheit on her new role as firm's co-chair

(Jul 14, 2016) While Tanya Forsheit, CIPP/US, may be a new addition to Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz in its newly-minted Los Angeles office as co-chair of the Privacy & Data Security Group, she’s hardly a new kid on the privacy block.  “I came out of law school in 1997, before privacy law became [a hot topic],” she said. “Privacy and data security was starting to become an area where clients were having a need to have more assistance. I was interested in it because it was opportunity to develop sort o... Read More

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Testimony on privacy rules alternately calls FCC 'wise,' inexperienced

(Jul 13, 2016) The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation yesterday held a hearing on the Federal Communications Commission’s proposal to apply a new regime of privacy rules to broadband internet providers. On hand to testify were a slew of industry reps and academics. The hearing follows the reclassification of broadband internet service as a telecommunications service under the FCC’s 2015 Open Internet Order, which shifted regulatory authority from the FTC to the FCC and ushered in the pro... Read More

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German DPA Attacks U.S. Commerce Dept. Over Safe Harbor

(Jul 12, 2016) A key German privacy official has criticized the U.S. Department of Commerce for continuing to administer the Safe Harbor program, despite Europe's highest court having struck down the scheme last year. Johannes Caspar, the Hamburg data protection authority (DPA), last month levied fines on three U.S. multinationals – Adobe, Punica and Unilever – for continuing to use Safe Harbor as the basis for their transatlantic data transfers. Regulators from across the EU agreed back in February to start ... Read More

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The Privacy Advisor Podcast: John Verdi

(Jul 8, 2016) In this edition of The Privacy Advisor Podcast, John Verdi discusses his experience as the public face of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. Verdi, as many privacy pros know, led the NTIA's multi-stakeholder efforts. He was often tasked with bridging the gap between advocates, academics and industry on how to best inform policy on technologies including facial recognition, mobile and drones. Now, he's at Future of Privacy Forum, with the aim of informing smart policies on what's next.  Are you a podcast consumer? Grab the RSS feed from iTunes here. Read More

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The Privacy Advisor Podcast: Yim on crafting smart policies citywide

(Jul 1, 2016) This episode of The Privacy Advisor Podcast features Timothy Yim, CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPM, CIPT, who's director of data and privacy at Startup Policy Lab. Tim came to the field from a technology background and was troubled by the fact that many of the laws he was seeing crafted didn't seem to be based on a true knowledge of the technology they regulated. In this chat, Tim talks about Startup Policy Lab's work with municipalities on drone policies and open data portals, as well as why he thinks law... Read More

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Brexit: might the U.K. leave the EU, but find itself subject to even stricter data protection laws?

(Jun 29, 2016) On June 23, the U.K. voted to leave the EU; formal notification of its intent to leave is now awaited. If that notice is given, then the U.K. will have two years to negotiate the terms of its departure. There is a good argument to be made that those “ … asking 'what about the GDPR for the U.K '…  are missing the bigger picture quite painfully.” But personal data is one of the areas where the consequences of the U.K.’s vote may become apparent most quickly. Two events in the coming month may illu... Read More

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