USENIX to host privacy engineering conference May 11–12

(Jan 17, 2020) The 2020 Conference on Privacy Engineering Practice and Respect, sponsored by USENIX, has been announced for May 11 and 12 in Santa Clara, California. Conference organizers are seeking practitioners and researchers to “illuminate topics in the fields of practical privacy engineering and building systems that respect their users.” Submissions are due Feb. 21. PEPR’s goal is to improve the art and practice of building for privacy and promote a knowledgeable community collaborating toward that goal... Read More

The IAPP's top-5 most-read stories since Jan. 13

(Jan 17, 2020) We know, there's lots of privacy news, guidance and documentation to keep up with every day. And we also know, you're busy doing all the things required of the modern privacy professional. Sure, we distill the latest news and relevant content down in the Daily Dashboard and our weekly regional digests, but sometimes that's even too much. To help, we offer our top-five most-read stories for the week of Jan. 13.Full Story... Read More

Top-5 most-read stories for the week of Jan. 13, 2020

(Jan 17, 2020) We know, there's lots of privacy news, guidance and documentation to keep up with every day. And we also know, you're busy doing all the things required of the modern privacy professional. Sure, we distill the latest news and relevant content down in the Daily Dashboard and our weekly regional digests, but sometimes, that's even too much. To help, we offer our top-five most-read stories of the week. Daily Dashboard: "Chrome to phase out third-party cookies" Resource Center: "US 50-State Stat... Read More

FPF accepting nominations for inaugural Award for Research Data Stewardship

(Jan 16, 2020) The Future of Privacy Forum announced it is accepting nominations for its first Award for Research Data Stewardship. The award recognizes privacy research collaborations between organizations and academic researchers. “Increasingly, the challenges facing our society — health, transportation, education — are being addressed by independent research on consumer data collected by private companies,” said FPF CEO Jules Polonetsky, CIPP/US. “This award recognizes projects that minimize potential priva... Read More

EDPS to hold web-tracking panel 21 Jan.

(Jan 10, 2020) The European Data Protection Supervisor announced the Internet Privacy Engineering Network "2020 Panel on Web Tracking" will be held 21 Jan. in Brussels, Belgium. The panel will discuss how web tracking is being addressed by data protection authorities via EU General Data Protection Regulation and ePrivacy Directive enforcement. The panel includes Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens Senior Inspector Jelle Makkinga, EDPS Technology and Security Officer Xabier Lareo, and EDPS Adviser to the Supervisor Ach... Read More

The IAPP's top-5 most-read stories since Jan. 6, 2020

(Jan 10, 2020) We know, there's lots of privacy news, guidance and documentation to keep up with every day. And we also know, you're busy doing all the things required of the modern privacy professional. Sure, we distill the latest news and relevant content down in the Daily Dashboard and our weekly regional digests, but sometimes that's even too much. To help, we offer our top-five most-read stories for the week of Jan. 6.Full Story... Read More

Top-5 most-read stories for the week of Jan. 6, 2020

(Jan 10, 2020) We know, there's lots of privacy news, guidance and documentation to keep up with every day. And we also know, you're busy doing all the things required of the modern privacy professional. Sure, we distill the latest news and relevant content down in the Daily Dashboard and our weekly regional digests, but sometimes, that's even too much. To help, we offer our top-five most-read stories of the week. The Privacy Advisor: "EU Parliament debates: Could California be considered 'adequate' on its ... Read More

Op-ed: Exploring privacy values

(Jan 8, 2020) In a piece for Privacy Perspectives, Principal and Trust Consultant at Enterprivacy Consulting Group R. Jason Cronk, CIPP/US, CIPM, CIPT, FIP, shared a recent experience discussing ethics in privacy while attending an Atlanta IAPP KnowledgeNet event. “My biggest takeaway was the overreliance on gut reaction or intuition rather than an appeal to a concrete ethical framework,” he writes. Rather than “trying to argue the ethics of activities in a vacuum” or “using gut reactions,” Cronk suggests pri... Read More

NIST Privacy Framework focus of Jan. 9 workshop  

(Jan 8, 2020) A workshop on the National Institute of Standards and Technology Privacy Framework will be held Thursday, Jan. 9 in Washington, according to a news release. Cybersecurity Coalition Executive Director Ari Schwartz will moderate a panel of experts and discuss how the framework can guide organizations in managing privacy risks and evolving technology, compliance and policy. NIST is partnering with the Cybersecurity Coalition and Better Identity Coalition to host the workshop, which will also featur... Read More

Exploring privacy values

(Jan 8, 2020) I recently took part in a meeting at the Atlanta IAPP KnowledgeNet on the ethics of privacy. Led by Contrast Security Data Privacy Director Suzette Corley and OneTrust CEO Kabir Barday, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM, CIPT, FIP, the meeting wasn’t so much a lecture but an exercise. Small groups of privacy professionals discussed the ethics of three scenarios. For me, the actual substance of the exercise wasn’t as important as the insight I gained into the privacy professionals’ thought processes. My big... Read More