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Original reporting and thought pieces on the technology of privacy and data protection.

Privacy's presence felt at Black Hat USA 2018

Ryan Chiavetta, CIPP/US
The 21st annual Black Hat USA Conference took place this week as security professionals from all over the world gathered in Las Vegas to take in the latest security research, trends and technologies. This year's event was expected to have the highest turnout in the conference's history, with 17,000 ...
ICO launches second round of privacy research funding
Ryan Chiavetta, CIPP/US
For the second consecutive year, the U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office will fund a new set of research focusing on privacy and data protection issues through its Grants Programme. After last year’s successful program, where four projects were selected to receive anywhere from 20,000 to 100,000...
New solution tackles gathering mobile, IoT consent
Ryan Chiavetta, CIPP/US
As you may well know, gathering consent is a big deal now, especially with the EU General Data Protection Regulation implementation date in the rear view mirror. OneTrust Vice President of Products Blake Brannon knows it too, as his company’s customers have been pressing for a holistic way to captu...
Is product design for effortless privacy on the march?
Allon Bar
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Privacy is hot. Well, not quite as hot as summer reading on a sizzling beach, but with the advent of the EU General Data Protection Regulation, it certainly is in the spotlight. Companies are adapting their privacy policies to meet regulatory needs ... full inbox anyone? At the same time, there are ...
This app uses time and location to secure communications
Ryan Chiavetta, CIPP/US
Vendors are always looking for new ways to solve existing problems. This is not a groundbreaking revelation by any stretch of the imagination, but it is always worth pointing out when something different makes its way in to the market. One of those new solutions is Hotshot, a messaging app using a ...
FPF launches Israel Tech Policy Institute
Ryan Chiavetta, CIPP/US
When the Future of Privacy Forum decided to open up its first regional office, there was debate as to where would be the best location. They could have chosen New York, or perhaps Silicon Valley, areas that may initially pop into your mind when thinking about technology. FPF CEO Jules Polonetsky, C...
This company seeks to automate compliance efforts
Ryan Chiavetta, CIPP/US
Getting a product to market is not easy for fledgling companies, especially those within regulated industries. One of those challenges involves the documentation of compliance efforts, and it is an area the team at Aptible has been looking to solve, especially now with the EU General Data Protection...