US Census Bureau chief 'confident' in differential privacy approach

(Aug 2, 2021) The Wall Street Journal reports acting U.S. Census Bureau Director Ron Jarmin is optimistic the use of a Read More

A look at privacy, security of digital vaccination records

(Aug 2, 2021) As COVID-19 vaccinations become required for more businesses, schools and travel, The Washington Post reviews the privacy and security aspects of digital pro... Read More

International search for protest suspects exposes ‘emerging global surveillance system’

(Aug 2, 2021) The New York Times reports an international eight-month search for a Minnesota couple believed to have participated in destructive protests “exposed an emerg... Read More

Notes from the IAPP, July 30, 2021

(Jul 30, 2021) Greetings from Newfields, New Hampshire! I've reached a breaking point regarding people implying the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability ... Read More

US states tying unemployment benefits to facial recognition

(Jul 30, 2021) CNN reports on the moves by U.S. state governments to use facial recognition to verify applications for and collection of unemployment benefits. As of July 1... Read More

California privacy lawsuit against Walmart dismissed

(Jul 30, 2021) U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Senior District Judge Jeffrey White dismissed a proposed class-action lawsuit against Walmart ove... Read More

NYC Council approves food delivery data-sharing bill

(Jul 30, 2021) The New York City Council approved a bill requi... Read More

Unpacking results of OPC's 2020-2021 privacy survey

(Jul 29, 2021) On June 15, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada released the results of the “2020-21 Survey of Canadians on Privacy-Related Issues.” The goal of... Read More

NHS medical record data sharing program launch delayed

(Jul 29, 2021) The U.K. government delayed plans to launch a patient data sharing program, Healthcare IT News reports. Under the program, NHS medical records from general p... Read More

Hong Kong starts talks on privacy laws addressing 'doxing'

(Jul 29, 2021) The Hong Kong legislature has commenced talks on privacy laws to address "doxing behavior," Reuters reports. The law defines violators as those who disclose ... Read More