UN special rapporteur calls for member states to ratify Convention 108+

(Oct 19, 2018) Joseph Cannataci, the special rapporteur on the right to privacy, recommended that United Nations member states ratify the data protection Convention 108+ without delay. In his annual report to the United Nations General Assembly, Cannataci wrote that member states “be encouraged to ratify data protection Convention 108+ using CETS223 and implement the principles contained there through domestic law without undue delay, paying particular attention to immediately implementing those provisions req... Read More

Former UK deputy prime minister to lead Facebook's global affairs team

(Oct 19, 2018) Former U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will lead Facebook’s global affairs and communications team, Reuters reports. The appointment comes amid public criticism for the company’s privacy scandals and concerns related to its part in election meddling. Clegg will fill the position left vacant following Elliot Schrage stepping down in June after 10 years with the company. Facebook has confirmed Schrage will be an adviser. Clegg, who served under Prime Minister David Cameron, will be the most ... Read More

Event: 'Privacy and Data Protection: Managing your Litigation Risk'

(Oct 18, 2018) Fieldfisher and Perkins Coie will co-host an event Nov. 5 in Paris titled "Privacy and Data Protection: Managing your Litigation Risk." Privacy professionals will discuss litigation areas around the EU General Data Protection Regulation and the ePrivacy Regulation, taking the best practices from the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 and applying them to GDPR compliance efforts. Speakers for the event are Fieldfisher U.K.'s Cybersecurity Practice Partners Leonie Power, CIPP/E, CIPM, Antonis... Read More

Irish DPC launches data privacy education pilot program for children

(Oct 18, 2018) The Irish Data Protection Commission has launched pilot data privacy education modules in three schools within the country, Siliconrepublic.com reports. The modules are targeted toward three different age groups: 9 to 10, 14 to 15, and 16 and older. Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon said she plans to host a public consultation later this year to discuss the benefits of data privacy education in schools and that initial feedback to the pilot program could inform a national lesson plan. "We... Read More

GoDaddy wins 2018 HPE-IAPP Innovation Award at PSR

(Oct 18, 2018) Presented at its Privacy. Security. Risk. conference in Austin, Texas, the IAPP has named GoDaddy as the winner of this year's HPE-IAPP Innovation Award. GoDaddy is being recognized for its privacy program's vision and mission, integrating the need to process personal data to provision products and support growth while bolstering the security of that information. In this article for The Privacy Advisor, the IAPP's Molly Hulefeld spoke with members of the GoDaddy team to hear a bit about what mak... Read More

GoDaddy wins 2018 HPE-IAPP Privacy Innovation Award at P.S.R.

(Oct 18, 2018) Presented at its Privacy. Security. Risk. conference in Austin, Texas, the IAPP has named GoDaddy as the winner of this year's HPE-IAPP Innovation Award. GoDaddy is being recognized for its privacy program's vision and mission, integrating the need to process personal data to provision products and support growth while bolstering the security of that information.  The HPE-IAPP Privacy Innovation Awards recognize unique programs and services in global privacy and data protection in the private a... Read More

NIST launches development of a privacy framework

(Oct 17, 2018) On Tuesday, the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology initiated its process for the development of a privacy framework to a room full of privacy professionals here in Austin, Texas. The first in a series of public workshops, officials from NIST described the framework as a "voluntary enterprise risk-management tool." The framework is intended to be a collaborative effort with public and private sectors to help organizations "better identify, assess, manage, and communicate privacy... Read More

NIST launches development of 'privacy framework' in Austin

(Oct 17, 2018) On Tuesday, the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology initiated its process for the development of a privacy framework to a room full of privacy professionals here in Austin, Texas. The first in a series of public workshops, officials from NIST described the framework as a "voluntary enterprise risk-management tool." In addition to laying out its goals for the project, NIST facilitated a robust and interactive conversation among a wide swath of industry stakeholders and privacy pro... Read More

Schrader now serves as executive director at NCSA

(Oct 17, 2018) Former Visa Vice President and Chief Privacy Officer Russell Schrader left an 18-year career to launch a new chapter. Joining a startup as general counsel, Schrader navigated the arduous process of helping lift a company off the ground, found a way to streamline his operations, and expanded his responsibilities elsewhere. Now, he’s starting a new job as executive director of the National Cyber Security Alliance. The IAPP's Molly Hulefeld spoke with Schrader for this article in The Privacy Adviso... Read More

Perspective: The periodic table of data privacy

(Oct 16, 2018) The speed at which data privacy is spreading and evolving around the world is undeniable. It is "rapidly reaching more and more countries, industries and legislative bodies," but, at the same time, "it remains an incredibly fluid and confusing area," Calligo Director of Privacy Services Sophie Chase-Borthwick writes. To help flesh out some of the building blocks of data privacy, Chase-Borthwick, in this post for Privacy Perspectives, describes how she and her team have built their "periodic tabl... Read More