Top-5 most-read stories since Dec. 9, 2019

(Dec 13, 2019) 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 Dec. 9.Full Story... Read More

Colclasure leads digital responsibility at Kinesso

(Dec 13, 2019) Sheila Colclasure, CIPP/US, formerly of Acxiom and most recently LiveRamp, is leading digital responsibility efforts at IPG’s Kinesso. Colclasure’s role will be to engage clients, policy influencers, regulators and lawmakers on the importance of digital responsibility. In a piece for The Privacy Advisor, Colclasure told IAPP Staff Writer Jennifer Bryant that her background positions her well to serve the company’s needs and “translate decades of experience in data governance and the policy field... Read More

Bermuda selects Alexander White for privacy commissioner

(Dec 12, 2019) The Royal Gazette reports Alexander White, CIPP/A, CIPP/C, CIPP/E, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, CIPM, CIPT, FIP, has been appointed Bermuda's new privacy commissioner. Prior to his appointment, White served as South Carolina's deputy chief privacy officer. "Bermuda has a strong global reputation as the world’s risk capital," White said. "Thanks to the country’s unique history and geography, we have an opportunity to extend that reputation to cyber-risk and build a framework of mid-Atlantic privacy that show... Read More

Apple to join FTC, Facebook in CES privacy roundtable

(Dec 10, 2019) Apple Senior Director of Global Privacy Jane Horvath, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, will join a roundtable discussion at consumer trade show CES in 2020, alongside U.S. Federal Trade Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter, Facebook Chief Privacy Officer Erin Egan and Procter & Gamble Global Privacy Officer Susan Shook, VentureBeat reports. The Jan. 7 one-hour discussion is titled “Chief Privacy Officer Roundtable: What Do Consumers Want?” According to the article, “The group discussion gives Apple an oppor... Read More

Texas council aims to form future privacy legislation

(Dec 9, 2019) California may have jump-started the conversations about enhancing privacy protections in the U.S., however, other states are beginning to warm up to the idea of enacting legislation to protect personal data. Chief among those states poised to change their narratives on privacy legislation is Texas. The Lone Star State announced in May that it would be creating the Texas Privacy Protection Advisory Council, and Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, announced the five non-congressional appointments to the c... Read More

Wiewiórowski confirmed as new EDPS

(Dec 6, 2019) Wojciech Wiewiórowski has officially been confirmed as the new European data protection supervisor. Wiewiórowski had served as assistant supervisor during the 2014–19 mandate under Giovanni Buttarelli, who died earlier this year. “I am delighted to have been selected as the new EDPS and look forward to continuing my work with the dedicated and talented team of individuals that make up this small but incredibly important institution,” Wiewiórowski said. “While the EU currently holds considerable ... Read More

FPF announces annual privacy paper award winners

(Dec 6, 2019) The Future of Privacy Forum has announced the six winners of the 2019 Privacy Papers for Policymakers Award. The topics covered in the winning papers included anti-discriminatory privacy, algorithmic impact assessments under the EU General Data Protection Regulation, dark patterns on retail websites, the Fourth Amendment and the potential adoption of a GDPR model in the U.S. The winner in the student paper category discussed the privacy attitudes of smart speaker users.Full Story... Read More

Top-5 most-read stories since Dec. 2, 2019

(Dec 6, 2019) 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 Dec. 2.Full Story... Read More

Vestager, Denham ranked among most powerful EU figures

(Dec 4, 2019) European Commission Executive Vice President-Designate Margrethe Vestager and U.K. Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham were ranked second and 23rd on the "Politico 28 Class of 2020," an annual list of Europe's most powerful people. Vestager and Denham were among nine women listed, with Vestager ranked as the top "doer" and Denham coming in as the sixth-ranked "disrupter." Politico explained its methodology, saying, "Through conversations with close observers and practitioners of European p... Read More

New council will help form future Texas privacy legislation

(Nov 26, 2019) While California has certainly accelerated conversations about enhancing privacy protections here in the U.S., it's not just a West Coast phenomenon. Other states are beginning to warm up to the idea of enacting legislation to protect personal data. Chief among those states poised to change their narratives on privacy legislation is Texas. The Lone Star State announced in May that it would be creating the Texas Privacy Protection Advisory Council, and Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, announced the fi... Read More