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(Jan 20, 2017) In this episode of The Privacy Advisor Podcast, Meg Leta Jones discusses her new book, "Cntrl + Z: The Right To Be Forgotten," and why she wrote it. She'll also talk about whether the U.S. should follow the EU’s lead in implementing the right to be forgotten, and whether that’s even possible, as well as her latest research on automation, which includes, among other questions, whether we should replace umpires with robots in baseball. Sure it would take away some human error, but would it also take away some of the fun?  Read More

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Tan Kiat How: A conversation with Singapore’s new data protection commissioner

(Jan 17, 2017) With the new year came a new chief executive officer at Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority. Tan Kiat How took over as CEO of the IMDA, as well as commissioner of the IMDA-housed Personal Data Protection Commission, on Jan. 1, having previously served as Deputy Secretary (Cyber and Technology) of the Ministry of Communications and Information. In this Q&A, the new head of the PDPC discusses the commission’s role in educating the commercial sector, the major issues he sees in pr... Read More

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The Ramirez legacy of enforcement at the FTC

(Jan 16, 2017) Since the spring of 2013, when Chairwoman Edith Ramirez began her tenure at the Federal Trade Commission, the FTC has brought numerous enforcement actions to enforce privacy promises and improve data security practices. With Chairwoman Ramirez at its helm, the FTC has described its activities as targeting its enforcement practices to ensure that new technological developments — including big data, mobile devices, and IoT — advance in a way that respects consumer privacy. Last week, Ramirez anno... Read More

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The Privacy Advisor Podcast: Phil Lee

(Jan 13, 2017) In this episode of The Privacy Advisor Podcast, Fieldfisher's Phil Lee, CIPM, CIPP/E, discusses his career counseling companies both in the U.S. and the EU, and the differences in personality often apparent between companies on either side of the pond as both try to navigate the evolving privacy landscape. Lee says we need to "avoid the tribalism that has perhaps arisen" between the two sides. He gets into the details of what his clients are struggling with as they prepare for GDPR compliance, particularly when it comes to data mapping where third-party vendors are involved. Read More

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Cyber-risk oversight guide aims to help boardroom decisions

(Jan 13, 2017) The 2017 edition of the National Association of Corporate Directors guidance responds to feedback that it's increasingly difficult to manage cyber risks in the boardroom. At a press conference yesterday morning at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, government officials joined the Internet Security Alliance and the NACD in releasing the "Director's Handbook on Cyber-Risk Oversight."  The free guide (hard copies are $50), introduced by Peter Gleason, CEO of the NACD, and Larry Clinton, CE... Read More

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European Commission eyes an end to data localization in EU

(Jan 12, 2017) You might have missed it on Tuesday amid the rush to see what the European Commission is proposing to do to Europe’s ePrivacy law, but Brussels lawmakers also started a discussion on how to manage “the European data economy,” which could have implications far beyond the ePrivacy Regulation. An official communication set out the Commission’s concerns and ideas. Luckily, they also launched a public consultation, so everyone can have their say. According to the Commission, “the EU is currently not... Read More

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Japanese privacy leaders look to the future at Hogan Lovells panel

(Jan 12, 2017) Secretariat of the Japanese Personal Information Protection Commission Yoshikazu Okamoto and Keio University’s Dr. Fumio Shimpo addressed a crowd of both physical and virtual attendees of a Jan. 11 Hogan Lovells-hosted program. There, they examined how the privacy landscape is shifting in Japan and what it means for the country and abroad.  Okamoto, who also serves as Japan’s vice-chair of the working party on security and privacy in the digital economy, discussed the amendments of Japan's Act ... Read More

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Growing focus on privacy in Asia

(Jan 9, 2017) Trans-Atlantic data flow has been the focus of much attention for the past several years. Eye-catching court cases, the shift from Safe Harbor to Privacy Shield, and the imminent GDPR implementation have all served to draw the concentration of the privacy community. One would almost think that privacy is entirely concentrated between the U.S. and Europe. However, a new privacy framework has been quietly gaining steam in Asia. As trade has increasingly included the flow of data, the Asia-Pacific... Read More

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The Privacy Advisor Podcast: John Bowman

(Jan 6, 2017) In this episode of The Privacy Advisor Podcast, Angelique Carson, CIPP/US, catches up with Promontory's John Bowman, CIPP/E, in Belgium to discuss the implications of Brexit on data protection and privacy in the U.K., representing his country in the GDPR negotiations, and why he's sticking in the privacy game for the foreseeable future.  Read More

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White House issues gov't-wide breach notification protocols

(Jan 4, 2017) The U.S. administration may be turning over this month, but the Office of Management and Budget is churning out policies even while the boxes are being stuffed with Bubble Wrap. OMB released both a guidance on how government agencies must prepare for and respond to data breaches, as well as how to comply with the Privacy Act in these modern times. The breach guidance, issued just under the wire before the Trump administration officially moves into town January 20 and OMB Senior Policy Advisor M... Read More

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