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

New ICO project aims to facilitate privacy and innovation

Ryan Chiavetta, CIPP/US
Privacy professionals often grapple with a vital issue within the digital economy: How to use personal data to create innovative products and services while ensuring a data subject's privacy is maintained.  And now, one data protection authority wants to help.  The U.K. Information Commissioner's ...
CNIL publishes blockchain guidance for GDPR compliance
Jedidiah Bracy, CIPP/E, CIPP/US
Earlier this year, The Privacy Advisor reported on the potential clash between the EU General Data Protection Regulation and industry adoption of blockchain technology. More than six months later, the GDPR is in effect and blockchain prevalence continues to grow. (For more on some of blockchain's ba...
Automating business process risk assessments
Ryan Chiavetta, CIPP/US
The EU General Data Protection Regulation has brought plenty of compliance challenges for companies subject to its rules. One of those tasks is to create records of business processing activities, perform a manual investigation to determine the level of risk within the processes and then decide whet...
Credit card company offers virtual payment numbers
Ryan Chiavetta, CIPP/US
As time has passed, online shoppers have become more accepting of e-commerce, potentially storing their credit card information with 30 websites a year. That is the number Capital One Senior Vice President Tom Poole cited when discussing how e-commerce fraud has also risen as that level of comfortab...
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...