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Farahany: Technology is about to read minds. What now for privacy?

Sure, there have been warnings about "Minority Report" becoming reality for years, but, well, ethicist Nita Farahany, says there's actually tech coming down the pike that can "decode your brain activity and reveal what you're thinking and feeling." What happens for privacy then? In this new Ted Talk, Farahany explores the questions and potential answers that arise when we don't even have the ability to hide our most private thoughts.

Last Week in Privacy – Dec. 11, 2018

OneTrust brings us the top news of the last week in the privacy industry, including the Australian Parliament passing a bill requiring tech companies to assist law enforcement in some criminal investigations and a new EU regulation going into effect that removes unjustified geo-blocking.

Last Week in Privacy – Dec. 4, 2018

OneTrust brings us the top news of the last week in the privacy industry, including the DPAs of Belgium and France releasing enforcement reports from the first six months of the GDPR and reports of the Chinese government using local laws to obtain geolocation data of electric cars.

Alexander Seger on the new Protocol to the Convention on Cybercrime

In this video for the Council of Europe Directorate General Human Rights and Rule of Law, Alexander Seger, head of cybercrime division at the Council of Europe, speaks about the new Protocol to the Convention on Cybercrime (Budapest Convention), which adds enhanced international cooperation and access to evidence in the cloud. Addressing expectations for the new protocol, Seger said, “Governments have the positive obligation to protect the individuals and their rights in cyberspace.”

Last Week in Privacy – Nov. 14, 2018

OneTrust brings us the top news of the last week in the privacy industry, including Intel releasing a draft bill for a comprehensive U.S. federal privacy law and a recent survey by Harris Poll showing that Americans are more concerned with data privacy than job creation.

Alastair Mactaggart on the genesis of the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018

It may well be the most influential privacy law the United States has ever seen, and its path to becoming reality was launched by a real estate guy. How did that happen? At Privacy. Security. Risk. 2018, Alastair Mactaggart tells a room of privacy professionals about how he got inspired to do something and how he made the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 a reality.

Last Week in Privacy – Oct. 30, 2018

OneTrust brings us the top news of last week in the privacy industry, including the second annual EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Review and top tech companies supporting a comprehensive U.S. privacy law.

P.S.R. keynote panel: Data integrity as a method for preserving democracy

During their keynote panel at Privacy. Security. Risk. 2018 in Austin, Texas, David Becker, executive director of the Center for Election Innovation and Research, and Jeff Jonas, founder of Senzing, had some good news for those concerned about the U.S. voting population: We're making serious progress on data integrity in a way that's benefitting democracy. Period. In an innovative use of privacy by design, the two have teamed up to cut down on the level of voter disenfranchisement here in the U.S.

Last Week in Privacy – September 25, 2018

OneTrust brings us the top news of last week in the privacy industry, including the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada publishing draft guidelines on the new mandatory breach reporting requirements, and the White House releasing a new U.S. cyberstrategy.

What's ahead for the CCPA, GDPR, and converging privacy trends?

At an event hosted by the The Atlantic in Washington, recently, Assemblymember Ed Chau, D-49th District, who was instrumental in passing the California Consumer Privacy Act 2018, and Peter Fatelnig, minister-counsellor for Digital Economy Policy, Delegation of the European Union to the U.S., joined in conversation to look at how privacy regulation is beginning to converge globally, with lawmakers taking similar tactics in response to similar consumer concerns.