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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.

Twenty years of COPPA: A discussion

Recently, TechFreedom held an event to examine the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, which will celebrate its 20th birthday in October. The law regulates the collection and use of information from, or about, children age 13 or under in the United States. In this panel discussion, led by TechFreedom General Counsel Jim Dunstan, we hear from Maneesha Mithal, associate director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection's Division of Privacy and Identity Protection; Phyllis Marcus, now a partner at Hunton Williams, but formerly chief of staff at the FTC's Division of Advertising Practices; and Sara Kloek, director of education policy at the Software and Information Industry Association regarding how effective COPPA is, how it might change in the future, and how European privacy law might affect the way Congress sees COPPA going forward. 

Last Week in Privacy – August 7, 2018

OneTrust brings us the top news of last week in the privacy industry, including Louisiana's new data breach notification law going into effect, and the ePrivacy Regulation being pushed back.

India releases first draft of potential data protection law

After months of work, a Data Protection Committee headed by Justice B. N. Srikrishna has submitted a report to the Indian government on “A Free and Fair Digital Economy Protecting Privacy, Empowering Indians.” In this press conference, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who heads the Parliament's portfolio for Electronics and Information Technology, thanks the committee for its work and comments on the importance of a data protection law in helping India to move forward in the digital economy. By bridging the developing world and more industrialized and digitized nations, India, he says, can create a truly contemporary and global privacy framework.


Last Week In Privacy — July 24, 2018

OneTrust brings us the top news of the last week in the privacy industry, including the European Commission and Japan reaching a safe-data agreement and the Brazilian Senate unanimously approving a bill for the country's first data-protection law.

Michael Geist calls for more robust privacy law at the IAPP Canadian Privacy Symposium, 2018

Speaking to a sold-out keynote audience, University of Ottawa law professor Michael Geist follows up on thoughts by Canadian Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien delivered at the 2018 Privacy Symposium. What does PIPEDA 2.0 look like for Geist? Significantly different from PIPEDA 1.0. But what new initiatives, like a right to object to de-listing or to be forgotten altogether, will make the most impact for Canadian citizens?