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Therrien details new consent guidelines

Speaking to a sold-out audience, May 24, at the 11th annual IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium in Toronto, Privacy Commissioner of Canada Daniel Therrien announced the release of new guidelines on meaningful consent and inappropriate data practices, or what he called "no-go zones," as well as a restructuring of the agency and the investigation of six data brokers, as part of a keynote address. 

Will the real Michael Finkel please stand up?

As an investigative reporter, features writer, and all-around journalist, Michael Finkel was used to traveling the world and being something of a chameleon. Which worked great until a multiple murderer assumed his identity and started being him, playing the role of investigative reporter while on the run from the authorities. Here, Finkel talks about the experience of having to prove that he is himself to someone who has deigned to be him, a story that inspired his book, True Story, and the movie by the same title that came out in 2015, staring Felicity Jones, Jonah Hill, and James Franco.

The most vexing problems in privacy

Between tackling the GDPR, understanding privacy law at the local and state level around the world, and the rapid advance of technology, privacy is no easy job right now. At the 2018 Global Privacy Summit in Washington, IAPP Content Director Sam Pfeifle grabbed a few IAPP members off the show floor to ask them what problem they currently find most vexing. The answers will likely resonate with you. 

What's the future hold for US health care privacy regulation?

At the IAPP Global Privacy Summit, Content Director Sam Pfeifle caught up with Wiley Rein's Kirk Nahra, who also serves on the IAPP's publications advisory board. In this month's Privacy Advisor, Nahra did an exit interview of sorts with Devin McGraw, who recently left her post as privacy lead at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. So we asked Nahra what the future likely holds for health care privacy regulation in the U.S.

UK ICO Elizabeth Denham talks GDPR enforcement priorities, Brexit

At the IAPP's 2018 Data Protection Intensive, held in London, U.K. Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham provided a keynote address to attendees. Therein, she addressed the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica investigation, the way that political parties use personal data, her enforcement priorities for the GDPR, and how Brexit is likely to affect data protection and the handling of personal data going forward. How is the ICO staffing up for the future? What's likely to trigger the big fines? Denham speaks to these questions and more.


Data scraping and ethical boundaries

At the 2018 IAPP Global Privacy Summit, the Privacy Advisor Editor Angelique Carson, CIPP/US, talks with the National Advertising Initiative’s Grant Nelson about data scraping, the role that plays in the ad tech industry right now and what kind of ethical boundaries should or should not exist for advertisers looking to glean insights on users who may or may not be aware their data is being scraped. Nelson also discusses the tension that exists between platforms and advertisers and the recent LinkedIn case that highlighted some of the concerns surrounding such data scraping.


CMU's Lorrie Cranor talks trends in privacy engineering

At the IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2018, IAPP Content Director Sam Pfeifle caught up with Lorrie Cranor, of Carnegie Mellon University, to talk about the burgeoning field of privacy engineering. As CMU churns out privacy engineers, everyone knows it's only scratching the surface of existing demand for talent in this field. What's happening in privacy engineering, how do we create more privacy engineers, and what does the future hold?

How Companies Are Preparing for the GDPR

At the 2018 IAPP Global Privacy Summit, IAPP Publications Director Sam Pfeifle talks with McDermott Will & Emery's Co-Leader of the Global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice, Mark Schreiber, about data MWE has gathered as part of a survey conducted by Larry Ponemon and the Ponemon Institute. How prepared are companies for the GDPR? What's stopping them from being compliant on May 25, 2018? What should we expect after the GDPR's go-live date? Hear the answer to all these questions and more.

Irish DPA Helen Dixon on her priorities for enforcement on May 26, 2018

At the IAPP Privacy Bar Forum, part of the IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2018, Irish Privacy Commissioner Helen Dixon outlined her enforcement priorities for the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, saying she would focus on complaints coming in from data subjects and transparency. Data protection officers and privacy leaders should take note.

The big stories from #GPS18

It's no surprise that the IAPP Global Privacy Summit this past week in Washington was a whirlwind of information coming from all corners of the globe. To help you make sense of it, and to help those of you who couldn't attend get a feel for the coming year in privacy, the IAPP Publications Team sat down at the event's conclusion to go over the biggest stories of #GPS18 (as the kids on Twitter call it). Get the download from Jedidiah Bracy, CIPP; Angelique Carson, CIPP/US; Emily Leach, CIPP/E, CIPP/US; and Sam Pfeifle in this IAPP video production.