Op-ed: Privacy initiatives may turn marketers to first-party data

(Feb 15, 2019) In an op-ed for AdExchanger, Radmir Nasyrov explains why first-party data may become the most important information for advertisers. Nasyrov cites the EU General Data Protection Regulation, as well as Safari’s and Mozilla’s efforts to restrict cookies, as trends that will impact marketers’ ability to deliver targeted ads. In order to fight against the loss of revenue, Nasyrov said first-party data may be the answer. “Publishers' first-party data about user interests and behavior may become a mai... Read More

Op-ed: EU should not regulate AI on its own

(Feb 14, 2019) In an op-ed for Forbes, Mark MacCarthy explains why the European Union should not regulate artificial intelligence as its own separate technology. MacCarthy writes it is better for AI to be taken on by each individual industry rather than through one set of overarching rules. One set of guidelines will not be useful, as each industry will use AI in a different manner. “As EU policymakers move toward AI regulation, they should make it clear that general AI guidelines are just elements to consider... Read More

Creating meaningful data protection out of US privacy proposals

(Feb 14, 2019) The IAPP recently reviewed a set of proposals from U.S. lawmakers for a new piece of federal privacy legislation, as well as comments submitted to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration in response to their proposed framework to protect data privacy. We did this to identify areas of consensus, as well as controversy, regarding what a U.S. federal privacy law would look like. In particular, we assessed levels of support for and opposition to various provisions that may be ... Read More

Perspective: Creating meaningful data protection out of US privacy proposals

(Feb 14, 2019) The IAPP recently reviewed a set of proposals from U.S. lawmakers for a new piece of federal privacy legislation, as well as comments submitted to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration in response to their proposed framework to protect data privacy. The purpose was to identify areas of consensus, as well as controversy, regarding what a U.S. federal privacy law would look like. But that piece left a key question unanswered: Which of these provisions, if enacted, would be... Read More

Does de-identification require consent under the GDPR?

(Feb 14, 2019) Data de-identification has many benefits in the context of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. One of the recurring questions is whether consent is required to anonymize or de-identify data. In this piece for The Privacy Advisor, Hintze Law Partner Mike Hintze, CIPP/C, CIPP/E, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, CIPM, CIPT, FIP, and Privacy Analytics CEO Khaled El Emam make the case that no consent is required for anonymization or other forms of de-identification.Full Story... Read More

Op-ed: Millennials' embrace of social media may help future political efforts

(Feb 11, 2019) In an op-ed for The Washington Post, Maya Kosoff writes that having grown up alongside the proliferation of the internet and social media may help millennials avoid future public fallout, particularly when it comes to the political arena. She writes that the message was clear from the start: “Everything you post on the internet is there forever. If you want to eventually get into college and have a job, you should be careful what you put online.” Despite curating decades of life on social media ... Read More

Bezos breach incident raises alarms among 'ultra-wealthy'

(Feb 11, 2019) Bloomberg reports that the personal data breach experienced by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has raised alarms among the "ultra-wealthy." Mark Johnson, CEO of risk analytics firm Sovereign Intelligence, said that the systems in place for the personal identifiable information of the most affluent people are often very weak and noted, in his experience protecting clients, "there was an absolute disconnect between that physical security and the digital protection."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

Op-ed: Looking at the data challenges facing humanitarian orgs

(Feb 8, 2019) In an op-ed for OpenCanada, Virgil Haden-Pawlowski writes about the challenges humanitarian organizations face as they use more data to aid in their efforts. While the information can help those organizations determine who is most in need of assistance, malicious actors and warfare states may attempt to steal the information for their own gains. Haden-Pawlowski cites the EU General Data Protection Regulation as a law that helps protect data subjects’ privacy rights; however, it does not help tho... Read More

Op-ed: FTC needs to oversee a data broker registry

(Feb 6, 2019) While noting that big tech companies may provide a clear target for motivating federal privacy legislation, an op-ed for The Washington Post calls on the government to address concerns raised by data brokers. To curb the threat to consumers posed by “the least savory actors in the information economy,” the article urges the government to implement a data broker registry, administered by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, to offer consumers a “one-stop shop for tracking down their data — and seek... Read More