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Prudence the Privacy Pro Vol. 4 No. 5

Think you're safe from scams? Not so fast, even Prudence can be fooled sometimes. If you would like to download a high-resolution pdf to print and hang somewhere in your office, click here. ... Read More

Assessing the necessity of measures that limit the fundamental right to the protection of personal data: A toolkit

This toolkit from the European Data Protection Supervisor responds to requests from EU institutions for guidance on the particular requirements stemming from Article 52(1) of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, which states that any limitation on the exercise of the right to personal data protection (Article 8 of the Charter) must be "necessary" for an objective of general interest or to protect the rights and freedoms of others. It is intended to help assess the compliance ... Read More

Applying VPPA to Online Video Privacy

In this white paper, Jeff Lambe, CIPP/US, offers an overview of the U.S. Video Privacy Protection Act, originally passed in 1988 and amended in 2012, including how its been applied to online content. The paper highlights relevant court decisions, showing the shifting interpretations of the VPPA with the rise of new technologies. The paper also discusses the uncertain future of video privacy under U.S. law.Read Now (PDF 42K)    ... Read More

European Commission’s GDPR Infographic

This infographic published by the European Commission offers an overview of the General Data Protection Regulation, including what information constitutes personal data, the reason for the change, companies’ obligations and the cost of non-compliance. View Infographic... Read More

How to shop smart for cyberinsurance

This series by Brendan Hogan on why your company needs cyberinsurance and how to shop smart for it addresses the need for cyberinsurance, discusses how to assess your company’s cyber exposure and select the right coverage, explains the application process, and offers advice on how to manage a claim to maximize your company’s insurance recovery. Why your company needs cyberinsurance, especially if it’s not a Fortune 500 Yahoo. Target. Home Depot. LinkedIn. Verizon. Wendy’s. Premera. Bethesda Ga... Read More

IAPP Guide to FTC Privacy Enforcement

This guide from the IAPP Westin Research Center describes the various paths the Federal Trade Commission may pursue when it brings privacy cases under its primary consumer protection authority, Section 5(a) of the FTC Act. The guide also discusses the various avenues that the FTC may pursue in seeking these remedies (e.g. administrative adjudication and filing suit directly in federal district court), and how these respective avenues lead to different available outcomes (e.g. fines, injunctive r... Read More

Estimating the re-identification risk of clinical data sets

This study by Fida Kamal Dankar, Khaled El Emam, Angelica Neisa and Tyson Roffey identifies a decision rule that can be used by health privacy researchers and disclosure control professionals to estimate uniqueness in clinical data sets. The authors state it provides a reliable way to measure re-identification risk. Read Now... Read More

CNIL’s Six-Step GDPR Preparation Methodology

The French data protection authority, the CNIL, has published a six-step method to help organizations comply with GDPR in time for its May 2018 effective date, including tools and further reading on the steps. Read Now... Read More

Hiscox Cyber Readiness Report 2017

The Hiscox Cyber Readiness Report 2017 is compiled from a survey of more than 3,000 executives, departmental heads, IT managers and other key professionals in the U.K., U.S. and Germany.  The report not only provides an up-to-the-minute picture of the cyber readiness of businesses big and small, it also offers a blueprint for best practice in the fight to counter an ever-evolving threat.Read Now (PDF 3.03M)... Read More