The IAPP's top-5 most-read stories since Feb. 10, 2020

(Feb 14, 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 Feb. 10.Full Story... Read More

Md. attorney general talks future privacy legislation

(Feb 12, 2020) Brian Frosh was elected attorney general of Maryland in 2014 and was reelected to a second term in 2018. Consumer protection has been one of Frosh’s priorities under his pledge to serve as the “people’s lawyer,” and he has focused on privacy and consumer protection issues since his time in the Maryland Legislature. In this piece for The Privacy Advisor, Reed Smith's Divonne Smoyer, CIPP/US, and Alexis Cocco, CIPP/US, interview Frosh as he discusses the potential for future legislation in both Ma... Read More

A conversation with Bermuda's first-ever privacy commissioner

(Feb 7, 2020) Pursuing a dream job can be a fascinating chase. For many, an application for that ideal position is a shot in the dark based more on hope than any kind of certainty. But that didn't deter Alex White, CIPP/A, CIPP/C, CIPP/E, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, CIPM, CIPT, FIP, when a job alert popped up for the position of privacy commissioner in Bermuda. As it turns out, White's shot in the dark proved to be a direct hit: He was named Bermuda's first-ever privacy commissioner in December. In a piece for The Priva... Read More

The IAPP's top-5 most-read stories since Feb. 3, 2020

(Feb 7, 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 Feb. 3.Full Story... Read More

The top-5 most-read stories for the week of Feb. 3, 2020

(Feb 7, 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. Resource Center: "White paper — 2020 Global Legislative Predictions," by IAPP Managing Editor ... Read More

Tricia Ralph named new Nova Scotia privacy commissioner

(Feb 7, 2020) Tricia Ralph has been named the new information and privacy commissioner of Nova Scotia, The Chronicle Herald reports. Ralph takes over from Catherine Tully, who retired in September after five years in the position. Ralph currently serves as legal counsel for the information and privacy commissioner of Nunavut and the Northwest Territories and will begin her tenure in Nova Scotia March 1. “I have a keen interest in privacy and access issues and I look forward to working with Nova Scotians and p... Read More

ICO accepting applications for practitioner award

(Feb 6, 2020) The U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office announced applications are open for the third-annual Practitioner Award for Excellence in Data Protection. The recipient will be awarded at the Data Protection Practitioners’ Conference 6 April in Manchester, England. “It has been an honour to acknowledge members of the data protection community who have had a huge impact when it comes to protecting people’s rights,” Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham said. Nominations, considered by a panel of j... Read More

NZ assistant privacy commissioner joins consumer protection firm

(Feb 6, 2020) Stuff reports New Zealand Assistant Privacy Commissioner Jon Duffy has left his post to become the chief executive at Consumer NZ. Duffy said he is "relishing the chance" to work for Consumer NZ, which covers consumer information protection across various industries, while he hopes to work on the "big consumer issues" that include "sustainability, privacy and inequity."Full Story... Read More

Northeastern law conference talks privacy, innovation

(Feb 5, 2020) Northeastern University Law Review announced its 2020 Symposium, entitled “Eyes on Me: Innovation and Technology in Contemporary Times,” will take place March 21 on its Boston, Massachusetts, campus. “The Symposium will discuss the impact of innovation and technology on contemporary legal society through three different panels: Eyes on the Arts, Eyes on Privacy, and Eyes on Innovation,” the announcement states, adding further details will be released at a later date.Full Story... Read More

Carnegie Mellon students seek privacy engineering internships

(Feb 4, 2020) The privacy engineering master's program at Carnegie Mellon University is in search of privacy engineering internships for its students. Opportunities that run May through August are preferred. All eligible students carry technical backgrounds with relevant coursework related to privacy algorithms, security, privacy policy, usability and privacy engineering. Organizations with potential opportunities can contact Privacy Program Co-Director Lorrie Faith Cranor, CIPT, via lorrie@cmu.edu to provide... Read More