Web con: 'U.K. Data Protection Post-Brexit'

(Feb 15, 2019) Brexit is scheduled to take place in March, and organizations should prepare for a new state of data governance in the U.K. and data transfers in other jurisdictions. The U.K. government published draft legislation last December called the “U.K. GDPR” to define what will happen to standard contractual clauses, binding corporate rules and adequacy decisions. Join the IAPP Feb. 14 for this web conference to hear Bird & Bird Partner and Co-Head of International Data Protection Practice Ruth Boa... Read More

Molloy to step down as NL privacy commissioner

(Feb 15, 2019) Newfoundland and Labrador Information and Privacy Commissioner Donovan Molloy will step down from his position to become a territorial judge in the Northwest Territories, CBC News reports. N.L. House Speaker Perry Trimper said a committee will be formed to find an acting commissioner and, ultimately, Molloy’s replacement. "Donovan Molloy has done a great job in this role and while I'm sad to see him go, I've come to know him well enough to know how excited he is about the opportunity in the Nort... Read More

GCHQ to host all-female cyber courses this spring

(Feb 14, 2019) The U.K. Government Communications Headquarters announced it will conduct all-female CyberFirst Defenders courses this spring, BBC News reports. The National Cyber Security Centre found nearly 90 percent of cybersecurity employees are male. In order to bring more balance to the field, the GCHQ will open up 600 spots for women to take part in the cybersecurity courses. "Women only make up a small proportion of the global cyber-workforce, and throughout GCHQ and the NCSC we are looking to address ... Read More

O'Connor 'long-term optimistic' for regulation to rein in tech

(Feb 14, 2019) Center for Democracy and Technology President and CEO Nuala O’Connor, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, said on an episode of Recode Decode she believes the tech industry will eventually face a set of rules to regulate its use of data. While O’Connor thinks those rules will come down the line, she said tech is “not in a good place right now. I am short-term, a little pessimistic, but long-term optimistic that there’ll be enough public pressure ... and ultimately government action to constrain some of the worst u... Read More

NIST to host webcast on Risk Management Framework

(Feb 13, 2019) The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology will host a webcast on its updated Risk Management Framework Feb. 28. The webcast will start with an overview of the new NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-37, Revision 2, Risk Management Framework. NIST will then delve into how its Cybersecurity Framework can be aligned with the Risk Management Framework, the integration of risk management processes into the RMF, and look at the risk management processes and activities at the C-suite level ... Read More

Zeta Global hires first CPO

(Feb 12, 2019) Marketing technology company Zeta Global announced Ben Hayes, CIPP/C, CIPP/E, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, CIPM, CIPT, FIP, as the company’s first chief privacy officer, TechCrunch reports. Company CEO David Steinberg said data security and data privacy are consistently the top concerns of clients, adding, “We want to send a message to the world that the end users that hit our platform are important to us, your privacy is important to us.” Full Story... Read More

ICO to host ad tech forum March 6

(Feb 12, 2019) The U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office plans to host a forum March 6 with members of the advertising technology industry. ICO Executive Director for Technology Policy and Innovation Simon McDougall, CIPP/E, CIPM, CIPT, writes in a blog post while the agency has kept an eye on different aspects of ad tech, it currently has placed a focus on “programmatic advertising and real-time bidding.” McDougall writes the ICO has also received complaints that allege ad tech firms have violated the EU Gen... Read More

Take part in the 2019 IAPP biennial salary survey

(Feb 12, 2019) Every two years, the IAPP conducts one of its most popular pieces of research: The Salary Survey. For more than a decade, the IAPP has tracked the salary and overall compensation of in-house privacy professionals around the globe. Our last survey was conducted in 2017 and provided data on mean and median salaries, bonuses, rate-of-salary increases and other factors related to compensation across a wide range of industries and companies. This year's survey should only take five to 10 minutes to c... Read More

Orrick expands privacy team, hires industry veterans

(Feb 11, 2019) The first of the year marked the start of a new endeavor for Orrick, as the law firm opened a new Boston office and added seasoned privacy professionals Doug Meal, Heather Egan Sussman, CIPP/US, Michelle Visser and Seth Harrington to its privacy group. As the team explained, the decision was rooted in direct response to client need and a vision for the future. IAPP Associate Editor Molly Hulefeld reports for The Privacy Advisor. Full Story... Read More

McNamee leaves EDRi

(Feb 8, 2019) For the past decade, Joe McNamee has headed up the European Digital Rights organization in Brussels. Often the sole voice of civil society in the room, his dry wit has influenced lawmakers and public discourse about privacy rights across the EU. He is now stepping down from that role, but he spoke with Jennifer Baker on the future of data privacy for this article in The Privacy Advisor. And he didn’t hold back.Full Story... Read More