The op-ed page for the privacy industry.
Why so few Privacy Shield disputes?
Matthew Joseph, CIPP/E, CIPP/US
Last month, the European Commission and U.S. Department of Commerce held their second annual joint review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework in Brussels, Belgium. The review revealed, among other things, that European data subjects are simply not filing complaints under the Shield’s dispute res...
How the CCPA could be great for startups
Brendan Comstock
Let’s face it: There has been a lot of lamenting the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018's existence. But rather than lament, let’s think about the ways it can have a positive impact. Many people have ridiculed its potential effect on startups, but the CCPA can actually help such companies.  Th...
Opt in, opt out - consent is what it’s all about 
Chad Wollen
Data underpins today’s digital media economy, and consumer consent should be the sine qua non of trading in targeted advertising. With the EU General Data Protection Regulation in full force, and its ripple effect across the U.S. boosted by the California Consumer Privacy Act, many advertisers and ...
Lessons from the GDPR and CCPA for Congress
Daniel Sepulveda
The United States Senate Commerce Committee, as part of a series of public hearings it is holding on privacy, heard the call for a new national data protection and privacy law from industry a few weeks ago. It heard it again more recently from privacy advocates. The conversation now is about the sh...
Should robots have rights?
Nicholas Schmidt
California recently passed Senate Bill 1001, which bars companies and people from using bots that intentionally mislead those they are talking to into thinking they are human.  Putting aside the  social and legal merits of this law, Bill 1001 implicates a hitherto-abstract, philosophical debate abo...
Introducing the 'periodic table of data privacy'
Sophie Chase-Borthwick
There is no business trend quite like data privacy. It is not just the speed with which it has risen to become a board-level concern, nor its near total reach as it impacts governments, businesses, customers and even wider consumers. Other business trends can say the same, including cloud computing....
Introducing: Content Moderation Digest
J. Trevor Hughes, CIPP
In many ways, 2018 has been "the" year in privacy. The EU General Data Protection Regulation went into effect May 25, data protection laws are popping up around the world, global data transfers are growing more complex and essential, an entire market of tech vendors is emerging to meet the needs of ...