Organizations launch $100M grant for alternatives to ad tracking

(Sep 17, 2019) Mozilla, Creative Commons and Coil have announced the launch of a $100 million grant to fund projects that will create alternatives to the ad-tracking business model, CNET reports. Grant for the Web will distribute the money to projects that let content creators make a profit while ensuring the privacy rights of internet patrons are respected. Mozilla Foundation Executive Director Mark Surman said the grant was not established to eliminate ad tracking. "It would be folly to think that magically ... Read More

2019 Privacy Tech Vendor Report

(Aug 14, 2019) The privacy tech vendor market continues to mature as more organizations around the world adopt products and services that help automate and streamline necessary functions for the privacy office and enterprise as a whole. Since the last iteration of the IAPP Privacy Tech Vendor Report at the end of 2018, dozens of new vendors have entered the marketplace. Many of these vendors are startups backed by angel or venture capital funding. Other more established organizations are also getting into th... Read More

Big Tech’s Shift to Privacy

(Aug 13, 2019) An overview of the technology sector’s public expressions of privacy initiatives and values. Privacy is top-of-mind for technology companies and their consumers. Since Facebook’s data-sharing practices came under scrutiny following reporting on Cambridge Analytica, consumers and legislators have sharpened their interest in big tech’s use of data. In response, many companies continue to review, refine, and clarify their data practices for the benefit of consumers. Some of that clarification come... Read More

2019 IAPP Privacy Professionals Salary Survey — Executive Summary

(Aug 12, 2019) IAPP members can click here to access the full survey. The privacy profession has been growing steadily since its inception, but it exploded in the last two years. With the coming into force of the EU General Data Protection Regulation in 2018 and the impending legislative reforms in Washington and some U.S. states, privacy and data protection professionals have never been busier — or more in demand. Chief privacy officers command an impressive $200,000 median salary in 2019 — $212,000 for tho... Read More

IAPP infographic: FTC-Facebook vs. largest global privacy and security fines

(Aug 10, 2019) The U.S. Federal Trade Commission's fine of Facebook for $5 billion is the largest ever global enforcement fine for privacy violations to date, and according to the IAPP Westin Research Center, is more than twice the total number of global privacy and data security regulatory fines in history. This infographic compares the fine of Facebook to other global enforcement fines for privacy violations to date. Read More

Facebook White Paper: Data Portability and Privacy

(Aug 9, 2019) Facebook published this white paper covering the challenges of building portability products in a privacy-protective way while also helping keep competition vibrant amongst online services.(September 2019) Click To View (PDF)... Read More

Data Protection Officers: A Definitive Guide

(Aug 3, 2019) This series of articles, produced by Freevacy, provide extensive guidance on the position, tasks, and employment of a DPO, along with information about whether your organisation needs to make such an appointment and how to meet compliance if you choose not to put a DPO in place. Click To View... Read More

Web Conference: ISO 27701 Privacy Standard and Certification

(Aug 2, 2019) Original broadcast date: September 9, 2019 Join us for this engaging web conference discussion on how to speak the language of the CISO and the CIO. Hear real-life stories from inside privacy teams around the world and from businesses of all sizes on how they have learned — and why they have often failed — to communicate effectively with their security and information technology peers and what you can do to capitalize on their experiences. Read More

Platform compares tech vendor solutions for privacy professionals

(Aug 2, 2019) As major privacy laws are passed around the world, organizations want to stay on top of compliance requirements in order to avoid significant financial penalties. Privacy technology has become an important asset in those efforts, and as the need for solutions grows, privacy tech vendors are hitting the market at a rapid rate. In order to help privacy professionals determine which solutions would be the proper ones to purchase for their needs, IITR Datenschutz GmbH launched Privacy Top 20, a webs... Read More