Understand the dangers of OSS? Equifax means you have to

Amanda O'Keefe, CIPP/US
The Equifax breach has dominated headlines since it was announced earlier this month — and for good reason. The personal data of well over half the U.S. population, when adjusted for children and others who do not have a need for credit reports, was affected. Though not the largest breach in recent ...
What does it mean to be differentially private?
Paul Francis
Back in June 2016, Apple announced it will use differential privacy to protect individual privacy for certain data that it collects. Though already a hot research topic for over a decade, this announcement introduced differential privacy to the broader public. Before that announcement, Google had al...
Startup hopes to give users control over privacy
Ryan Chiavetta, CIPP/US
Manu Fontaine does not believe privacy should equal secrecy. The former AOL and EMC Corporation employee has been working for the last 15 years on developing a way to alter the equation so privacy instead equals control, specifically for internet users to have control over their information, and th...
Privitar lands $16M to fuel its 'privacy engineering company'
Jedidiah Bracy, CIPP/E, CIPP/US
For companies looking to leverage data to gain insights and value — and who isn't doing this right now? — the practice is fraught with privacy risk, especially with the EU General Data Protection Regulation around the corner. That means tech startups are busy designing and rolling out solutions for ...
This tool helps manage, update smart home devices
Ryan Chiavetta, CIPP/US
Steve Castle was reading an article from KrebsOnSecurity about the Federal Trade Commission’s IoT Home Inspector Challenge, and an idea began to formulate in his head. Castle wanted to find a way for people to secure their smart home networks but to do it at both a reasonable price and with relativ...