Perspectives: 'Grazie, caro Consigliere'

(Aug 23, 2019) Many people in the world of privacy have reacted to the life and legacy of Giovanni Buttarelli, who passed away earlier this week. However, it's possible no one can capture his essence better than Christian D'Cunha, the head of the European Data Protection Supervisor's Private Office. "He was entitled to be confident, and not only because of his debonair demeanour. He had a global fan base, the extent of which we are only beginning to fathom, as the tributes come flooding in," D'Cunha writes. "H... Read More

The top-5 most-read stories for the week of Aug. 19, 2019

(Aug 23, 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 of the week. Privacy Tech: "World's first global privacy management standard hits the mainstream," by  IAPP... Read More

Privacy research in Australia, NZ get boost from iappANZ Legacy Project

(Aug 23, 2019) As the International Association of Privacy Professionals Australia/New Zealand closes its 10-year run, it recently made a move that ensures its privacy advocacy will not be forgotten. iappANZ announced in July that the $200,000 in surplus funds from its transition to become part of the IAPP have been donated to support eight privacy research endeavors in Australia and New Zealand. IAPP Staff Writer Joe Duball checked in with former iappANZ president Melanie Marks, CIPP/E, to discuss the donatio... Read More

Grazie, caro Consigliere

(Aug 22, 2019) I don’t have many photos of me and Giovanni. Just as well, because his svelte poise only threw into ever-starker relief the advance of my balding squatness. I found one, though, captured when with the assistance of my (surly) 2-year-old, I had rushed a document for his signature before he went through the security gates at Brussels airport. He was entitled to be confident, and not only because of his debonair demeanor. He had a global fan base, the extent of which we are only beginning to fat... Read More

In Memoriam: Giovanni Buttarelli

(Aug 22, 2019) Giovanni Buttarelli, who passed away earlier this week, was a colossus in our field. As European Data Protection Supervisor, he spearheaded data protection law and policy in Brussels institutions, including the European Commission, Council of Ministers, European Parliament and Court of Justice of the European Union. But much more than that, he was a beloved and much-admired member of the privacy and data protection community, acquiring numerous devotees at all ranks of the profession all over th... Read More

iappANZ Legacy Project will support research, future of privacy

(Aug 22, 2019) Ending a well-established venture is never easy. Leaving an indelible mark can soften that blow, and that’s exactly what the International Association of Privacy Professionals Australia/New Zealand has set itself up to do. While in the process of transitioning to become a part of the IAPP, iappANZ announced a $200,000 donation that will fund eight privacy research projects. The donation stems from surplus funds iappANZ accumulated from its 10 years of service to the privacy community in its reg... Read More

Facebook to launch temporary UK pop-up coffee shops for 'privacy checkups'

(Aug 22, 2019) Facebook will set up a series of pop-up coffee shops across the U.K. to help British citizens take part in a “privacy checkup,” the Evening Standard reports. The tech company said it set up the shops after a recent poll shows 27% of London citizens do not know how to customize their privacy settings. The shops will be operational from 28 Aug. 28 to 5 Sept.Full Story... Read More

EDPS Giovanni Buttarelli, 1957–2019

(Aug 21, 2019) European Data Protection Supervisor Giovanni Buttarelli has died. He was 62. Buttarelli, who has been a leading figure in European data protection, was appointed to his role as EDPS Dec. 4, 2014, after previously serving as assistant supervisor from 2009 and as secretary general for Italy's data protection authority, the Garante, from 1997 to 2009. News of his passing was announced by his office early Wednesday morning. In this report for The Privacy Advisor, luminaries in the privacy space, inc... Read More

Giovanni Buttarelli, 1957–2019

(Aug 21, 2019) European Data Protection Supervisor Giovanni Buttarelli has died. He was 62. Buttarelli, who has been a leading figure in European data protection, was appointed to his role as EDPS Dec. 4, 2014, after previously serving as assistant supervisor from 2009 and as secretary general for Italy's data protection authority, the Garante, from 1997 to 2009.  News of his passing was announced by his office early Wednesday morning. "It is with the deepest regret that we announce the loss of Giovanni Butt... Read More