Vermont Attorney General talks regulating data brokers, protecting consumers

(Apr 23, 2019) Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan was elected in 2016 and is the 26th attorney general of the state. Donovan has many years of experience representing the government, having served as an assistant district attorney in Philadelphia and as a Vermont state attorney for Chittenden County for 10 years. As attorney general, he has taken an active role in advocating for consumers’ rights with respect to privacy and data security by engaging with the community on issues of concern and weighing in on s... Read More

How a boutique firm is managing to thrive 10 years in

(Apr 23, 2019) Flash back to April 2009 for a moment. President Barack Obama was at the tail-end of the first 100 days of term number one. The North Carolina Tar Heels crushed Michigan State to win the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, and the Black Eyed Peas’ “Boom Boom Pow” began its domination of the Billboard 100 charts. It was during this time when Chris Zoladz, CIPP/E, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, CIPM, CIPT, founded Navigate LLC, a boutique consulting firm that provides advisory services to help organizations mana... Read More

Web con: 'GDPR: Where Are We Now?'

(Apr 23, 2019) The first anniversary of the EU General Data Protection Regulation is right around the corner. Privacy professionals may use this time to stop and take a look at how the landscape of the industry has changed since last May, and how compliance with GDPR breach notification requirements has impacted their work, as well as how it has influenced other regulations such as the California Consumer Privacy Act. Join the IAPP May 16 for this web conference to get a look at GDPR data breach notification b... Read More

People on the move: May

(Apr 23, 2019) Here's a list of the movers and the shakers in the privacy profession within the last month or so. Have a move or a shake of your own you'd like mentioned? Email mhulefeld@iapp.org. Jennifer Beckage, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, Myriah  Jaworski, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, and Daniel Greene, CIPP/E Beckage, a New York–based law firm focused on tech, data security and privacy law, recently announced that Jennifer Beckage, Daniel Greene and Myriah Jaworski have earned the Certified Information Privacy Professional/Eu... Read More

Volunteer Spotlight: A conversation with Abhishek Agarwal

(Apr 23, 2019) In this Volunteer Spotlight, The Privacy Advisor caught up with Abhishek Agarwal, CIPP/US, chief security and privacy officer at Fresenius Medical Care North America, where he serves to communicate security risks to key players and ensure adherence to regulatory requirements. As chair of the San Francisco Bay Area KnowledgeNet, Agarwal provides privacy leadership in the Bay Area, speaking on operationalizing requirements and best practices of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. Agarwal re... Read More

Julia Angwin out at The Markup

(Apr 23, 2019) The New York Times reports Julia Angwin has been let go from the nonprofit news site, The Markup, a news site she co-founded. In a letter obtained by the Times, Angwin wrote her termination was a result of differences between her and the former head of the Wikimedia Foundation and Markup Co-Founder Sue Gardner. Angwin stated Gardner wanted to change the site’s mission from “producing meaningful data-centered journalism about the impact of technology on society” to advocacy against tech companies... Read More

Notes from the IAPP Editorial Director, April 19, 2019

(Apr 19, 2019) Greetings from Portsmouth, New Hampshire! It was another busy week here at IAPP headquarters as we gear up for our Global Privacy Summit in Washington. This one's shaping up to be ... yes, you guessed it ... our biggest one ever. Hopefully, you've purchased your ticket already, because space is limited, and seats are going quickly. For those who are attending, don't hesitate to say "hi" if you see me. I'd love to connect and hear about what you're up to.  Clearly, we're not the only ones who a... Read More

This week's top-five most-read privacy stories

(Apr 19, 2019) Let's face it, privacy is a busy space right now. Regulations, guidelines, best practice and privacy news are constantly developing. And sometimes, quite frankly, it's hard to keep up with it all. Sure, we try to distill it down for you with our Daily Dashboard and weekly regional newsletters, but we thought it may help to distill things further for you by presenting the top-five most-read stories of the week. So here's our inaugural list for this week, going back to last Friday (to be fair to t... Read More

The IAPP's top five most-read stories for the week of April 12–18, 2019

(Apr 19, 2019) Let's face it, privacy is a busy space right now. Regulations, guidelines, best practice and privacy news are constantly developing. And sometimes, quite frankly, it's hard to keep up with it all. Sure, we try to distill it down for you with our Daily Dashboard and weekly regional newsletters, but we thought it may help to distill things further for you by presenting the top-five most-read stories of the week. So here's our inaugural list for this week, going back to last Friday (to be fair to t... Read More

OPC's recent activity should be on Canadian privacy pros' radars

(Apr 19, 2019) A pair of notable privacy developments has recently broken in Canada. The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada placed Equifax on a six-year "compliance agreement" for its 2017 data breach, while the agency also launched a consultation for its plans to revise its policy position on trans-border data flows under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act. These stories, plus other Canadian privacy topics, were discussed at an IAPP KnowledgeNet meeting hosted by PwC i... Read More