A technician's view of the GDPR and consent interfaces

(Jan 17, 2018) "From an IT technician's point of view, those of us tasked with operationalizing mandated transparency and consent requirements from the EU General Data Protection Regulation before the May 25 enforcement threshold face a formidable challenge," writes PrivacyCheq Co-founder and Futurist Dale Smith, CIPT. "While EU users and regulators will be able to evaluate compliance with new GDPR rules by simply viewing any public-facing data ingestion screens, as IT staff — who craft and maintain those scre... Read More

The GDPR and consent interfaces: A technician's view

(Jan 17, 2018) From an IT technician's point of view, those of us tasked with operationalizing mandated transparency and consent requirements from the EU General Data Protection Regulation before the May 25 enforcement threshold face a formidable challenge.  While EU users and regulators will be able to evaluate compliance with new GDPR rules by simply viewing any public-facing data ingestion screens, as IT staff - who craft and maintain those screens - we lack concrete requirements as to what actually needs ... Read More

CES 2018: The show must go on

(Jan 11, 2018) On the third day of my adventures at CES 2018, an iconic, welcomed presence finally made its way to the massive tech conference. That's right, the sun decided to hit the show floor, happily illuminating the thousands of patrons who are looking to get a first look at some of the brightest minds in technology.  Oh yeah, there was also a blackout that you might have heard about. Fortunately, CES 2018 was able to keep going despite the technical difficulties that sent Twitter ablaze.  [caption id=... Read More

France's Macron: Europe needs to define its big data model

(Jan 11, 2018) Financial Times reports on comments made by French President Emmanuel Macron on the need for Europe to compete with China and the U.S., specifically with regard to big data. Calling it a priority for France, Macron said plans for a new "silk road" between the EU and China must be a two-way street, where businesses from each region can take part in the other all the while respecting personal data protection. "To advance sufficiently and be competitive with the American and Chinese players, we nee... Read More

Is consumer-privacy tech making money in the EU? Probably not.

(Jan 11, 2018) An in-depth article for Politico delves into the consumer-privacy technology market in the EU to assess whether the region's thirst for privacy is generating profits for companies offering such products. "Those hoping for the emergence of a commercial giant of privacy may be in for disappointment: It isn't entirely clear how privacy-friendly consumer products will make money," the report states, although, it adds, "a niche privacy industry is taking shape in the business-to-business sector." Edi... Read More

CES 2018, day two: Fear and loathing at Eureka Park

(Jan 10, 2018) The world's largest consumer electronics trade show takes place this week, and IAPP Associate Editor Ryan Chiavetta, CIPP/US, is on-site to see what role privacy is playing at the show. His mission on day two? To "see if privacy companies were among the fledgling startups, and I am happy to say I found some really interesting people to talk to," he writes. In this report from Las Vegas for Privacy Tech, Chiavetta introduces us to a handful of privacy-focused startups that are selling creative pr... Read More

CES 2018: Fear and loathing at Eureka Park

(Jan 10, 2018) About a month before I found out I would be attending CES 2018, I read Hunter S. Thompson's classic novel, "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas." What a coincidence that I would soon be occupying some of the same areas documented in one of the most wild drug trips in American literature. I am here to tell you that my experience and Dr. Gonzo's experience in Sin City have absolutely nothing in common. No bats. No drugged out lawyers dolling out bad advice. No wistful mourning of the 1960s. Instead, ... Read More

Data governance platform gets $58M in Series D funding

(Jan 9, 2018) TechCrunch reports that Collibra, a company that offers firms insight into data governance, has acquired $58 million in Series D funding, lead by Iconiq Capital and Battery Ventures. This new round follows a Series C round last year in which Collibra received $50 million in funding, bringing the total raised thus far to $133 million. Collibra CEO and Co-founder Felix Van de Maele said, "Most large organizations are in data chaos. ... We help them understand what data they have, where they store ... Read More

Podcast: Was 2017 just the amuse-bouche for 2018?

(Jan 5, 2018) By any measure, 2017 was a banner year for privacy. Here at the IAPP, we saw an incredible surge of activity, from attendance at IAPP KnowledgeNets and Privacy After Hours to certifications to podcast listens. The most obvious push behind that surge was that four-letter word, the GDPR. But interpreting the text of the EU's new data protection regime wasn't the only news that mattered in 2017. In this episode of The Privacy Advisor Podcast, the IAPP Publications Team sits around the microphone on... Read More

The Privacy Advisor Podcast: Was 2017 just the amuse-bouche for 2018?

(Jan 5, 2018) By any measure, 2017 was a banner year for privacy. Here at the IAPP, we saw an incredible surge of activity, from attendance at IAPP KnowledgeNets and Privacy After Hours to certifications to podcast listens. The most obvious push behind that surge was that four-letter word, the GDPR. But interpreting the text of the EU's new data protection regime wasn't the only news that mattered in 2017. In this episode of The Privacy Advisor Podcast, the IAPP Publications Team sits around the microphone on... Read More