ICO announces 'Practitioner Award for Excellence in Data Protection'

(Apr 9, 2020) Information Governance and Privacy Consultant Barry Moult has been awarded the third "Practitioner Award for Excellence in Data Protection" from the U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office. Moult, former head of information governance at a National Health Service Trust, was chosen by an independent panel for his commitment to patients’ data protection rights. Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham said Moult understands “that good data protection is a help, not a hindrance, to innovation and e... Read More

Naomi Lefkovitz wins 2020 IAPP Vanguard Award

(Apr 9, 2020) The International Association of Privacy Professionals named the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Naomi Lefkovitz its 2020 winner of the IAPP Vanguard Award. [caption id="attachment_370795" align="alignright" width="234"] Naomi Lefkovitz[/caption] "I went into public so I could do good," said Lefkovitz, a senior privacy policy advisor for NIST's Information Technology Lab. "I work with a fantastic team, and I'm just the face of it. Together we are able to produce things like th... Read More

Naomi Lefkovitz wins IAPP's Vanguard Award

(Apr 9, 2020) The IAPP selected the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology's Naomi Lefkovitz as the recipient of the 2020 IAPP Vanguard Award. Lefkovitz is a senior privacy policy advisor for NIST's Information Technology Lab, which worked to devise NIST's Privacy Framework, along with other guidance and solutions. IAPP Staff Writer Joe Duball caught up with Lefkovitz to discuss the award and nature of her work in this piece for The Privacy Advisor.Full Story  ... Read More

The IAPP's top-5 most-read stories since March 30, 2020

(Apr 3, 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 March 30.Full Story... Read More

The top-5 most-read stories for the week of March 30, 2020

(Apr 3, 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. Privacy Tech: "Guidance for a cloud migration PIA," by Dataguise Senior Vice President Enterpr... Read More

IAPP names 2020 board of directors, executive committee

(Apr 1, 2020) Earlier this year, the IAPP announced its executive committee for 2020, as well as three new additions to the organization's board of directors. Naspers Global Head of Data Privacy Justin Weiss, CIPP/A, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM, FIP, has been appointed the board’s chairman for 2020. Pfizer Chief Privacy Officer Patrice Ettinger, CIPP/US,  is now vice chairman, while Refinitiv CPO Vivienne Artz becomes treasurer, and Ice Miller Attorney Stephen Reynolds, CIPP/US, is now secretary. IAPP Staff Writer ... Read More

NIST hosts virtual event on security, privacy controls

(Apr 1, 2020) An April 8 virtual event will provide an overview of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology’s revisions to "Security and Privacy Controls for Information Systems and Organizations." Advisor for Information System Security Victoria Pillitteri, Senior Privacy Policy Advisor Naomi Lefkovitz, and Security Engineering and Risk Management Manager Jon Boyens will provide an overview of updates. Meanwhile, the Federal Trade Commission will host a Sept. 22 public workshop on data portabi... Read More

GPA extends deadline for Reference Panel submissions to March 31

(Mar 30, 2020) The Global Privacy Assembly has extended the deadline for submissions to participate in its GPA Reference Panel to March 31. The GPA moved the deadline in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The reference panel aims to provide “expert knowledge and practical expertise on data protection and privacy, as well as on data protection related issues and developments in information technology.”Full Story... Read More

A video update from the IAPP

(Mar 27, 2020) In a video on LinkedIn Live, IAPP President and CEO J. Trevor Hughes, CIPP, issued an update on all that is going on within the organization in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. During the video, Hughes covered the work the IAPP continues to do during the crisis, what members can expect following the cancellation of the IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2020, and the resources the IAPP offers to help privacy professionals as they navigate through the situation.Full Story... Read More

The top-5 most-read stories for the week of March 23, 2020

(Mar 27, 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. Web con: "COVID-19 Privacy and Security Issues: An Expert Discussion" The Privacy Advisor: "C... Read More