Protección de datos: de las pandemias y otros demonios  

(Apr 7, 2020) En el contexto de la emergencia sanitaria global y el acceso a la información personal, generalmente sensible, se crea una serie de tensiones frente a las normas de protección de datos. Esta breve reflexión plantea algunos puntos de tensión y análisis para revisar y explorar frente al reto de la privacidad y el tratamiento de la información en medio de una pandemia.Nota Completa... Read More

Brazilian Senate postpones its national data protection law

(Apr 6, 2020) On April 3, the Brazilian Senate approved a Bill of Law (PL 1179/2020) with several emergency measures to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil. The bill includes a specific rule that postpones the entry into force of the Brazilian General Data Protection Law, the LGPD. The bill, led by Sen. Antonio Anastasia and advocated by Brazilian Supreme Court President Dias Toffoli, was rapidly approved by the Brazilian Senate on a remote session and will be presented in the next week for another rou... Read More

Op-ed: Consumer privacy an opportunity for companies

(Apr 3, 2020) In a Forbes op-ed, CapTech Chief Technology Officer Vinnie Schoenfelder writes companies should invest in consumer privacy as an integral part of their organization. He recommends companies standardize data collection and management, be transparent about data use, provide value to customers for opting in, create systems that adapt with privacy laws, and create policies and procedures before they are required. Consumer privacy should be done “genuinely and with the purpose of making the customer ... Read More

Op-ed: Publisher first-party data can fill third-party cookie void

(Apr 2, 2020) In a column for AdExchanger, CafeMedia Co-Founder and Executive Vice President Paul Bannister writes as third-party cookies are phased out, publisher first-party data is “highly underused” and can be a “valuable part of the programmatic toolset in the future.” Contextual data, registration data and on-site behavioral data can be used to fill the cookie void, Bannister writes, though “significant investments” are needed before advertisers can use publisher first-party data to its potential.Full S... Read More

Perspective: Advancing privacy legislation with a modest proposal

(Apr 1, 2020) "U.S. Congress struggles mightily with privacy, but for all its efforts, attempts at an omnibus privacy bill have not been successful," Robert Gellman writes. In this piece for Privacy Perspectives, Gellman argues it may be easier for agreement to be reached on more focused areas of privacy, such as the disclosure of deidentified data, rather than attempting a broad approach.Full Story... Read More

A modest proposal to advance privacy legislation

(Apr 1, 2020) U.S. Congress struggles mightily with privacy, but for all its efforts, attempts at an omnibus privacy bill have not been successful. I do not propose a broad solution for privacy today. I want to play small ball. I want to address a small, focused privacy issue that cuts across many different types of activities and databases. The question is how to deal with the disclosure of deidentified data. The sharing of deidentified data often provides societal or other benefits while minimizing privac... Read More

Op-ed: Tracking data in COVID-19 response raises ‘difficult challenges’

(Mar 27, 2020) In an op-ed for The Globe and Mail, University of Ottawa Canada Internet and E-Commerce Law Research Chair Michael Geist writes health and location tracking via cellphones and social media may help to limit the spread of COVID-19 but also raises “difficult challenges” in balancing health concerns with fundamental privacy rights. Geist adds safeguards should be developed “to ensure that any measures are minimally privacy invasive, temporary and subject to full oversight.”Full Story ... Read More

Op-ed: Physical data destruction is 'imperative'

(Mar 24, 2020) In a blog post for Infosecurity Magazine, Security Engineered Machinery Sales & Marketing Associate Flora Knolton writes about the importance of physical data destruction, best practices and potential repercussions of failing to destroy data. Research by data erasure software company Blancco found 80% of respondents from 1,850 U.S. and Canadian companies said their unused devices are in storage somewhere, presenting “huge security issues” and “heavy compliance risks,” Knolton writes, adding,... Read More

Op-ed: Is banning targeted ads 'the ultimate' privacy solution?

(Mar 23, 2020) Google and Facebook make 83% and 99% of their revenue, respectively, by selling ads, Politics Writer Gilad Edelman writes for Wired, but what if that wasn’t allowed? Basecamp Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder David Heinemeier Hansson called banning targeted ads “the ultimate root-cause solution when it comes to privacy.” Individual user data enables companies to target ads and generate revenue, but Hansson said, “If you reduce the value of that data to near zero, then the entire incentive ... Read More

Op-ed: Canadian privacy reform could face a 'rough ride'

(Mar 20, 2020) If a report from the Business Council of Canada is any indication, updating the country's privacy law could be a "rough ride," University of Ottawa Faculty of Law Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-Commerce Law Michael Geist writes in an op-ed for The Globe and Mail. While the need to reform Canada’s privacy law is "increasingly urgent," the business establishment could be a barrier as the council’s recommendations "consistently advocate for a cautious approach that would leave Canada laggi... Read More