Op-ed: DNA collection at US borders risks future of privacy

(Jan 24, 2020) In an op-ed for The New York Times, Professors Daniel Morales, Natalie Ram and Jessica Roberts write about the potential for "dystopia" as the U.S. rolls out DNA collection for detained immigrants at ports of entry. The trio argues the government program "took a decisive step toward collecting and tracking" not only for immigrants, but also potentially U.S. citizens in the future. "Anonymity can be of real social value. Being able to stay unknown enables people to do important things," the autho... Read More

The IAPP's top-5 most-read stories since Jan. 21, 2020

(Jan 24, 2020) 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 Jan. 21.Full Story... Read More

The top-5 most-read stories for the week of Jan. 21, 2020

(Jan 24, 2020) 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 Tracker: "Comparing the new Washington Privacy Act to the CCPA," by Faegre Baker Danie... Read More

The challenge of adequacy with Brazil's General Data Protection Law

(Jan 23, 2020) Compliance with the Brazilian General Data Protection Law has proven to be an essential and complex challenge for organizations. The lack of a data-driven culture, legal uncertainties, low investment in data governance and a growing landscape of cyber insecurity contributes to this complexity. The lack of data protection culture I often say that compliance with data law brings a double challenge regarding the creation of a culture that privacy demands. First, Brazilian organizations do not ha... Read More

Perspective: A look at the compliance challenges with Brazil's privacy law

(Jan 23, 2020) Compliance with Brazil's General Data Protection Law has been a complex challenge for organizations, explains Banco Votorantim Data Protection Manager Eric Steinbock, CIPM. In this piece for Privacy Perspectives, Steinbock looks at the most pressing issues privacy professionals face to adhere to the Brazilian law, which includes a "lack of a data-driven culture, legal uncertainties, low investment in data governance and a growing landscape of cyber insecurity." Even with these potential roadbloc... Read More

Op-ed: 'How blind we are' to digital surveillance

(Jan 23, 2020) As part of The New York Times’ "Privacy Project," Opinion Columnist Farhad Manjoo has participated in experiments in which his devices were monitored to determine the data being collected about him. “I’ve realized how blind we are to the kinds of insights tech companies are gaining about us through our gadgets. Our blindness not only keeps us glued to privacy-invading tech — it also means that we’ve failed to create a political culture that is in any way up to the task of limiting surveillance,”... Read More

Why this risk management best practice is not fit for digital innovation

(Jan 22, 2020) Innovation requires a culture of openness and transparency, where mistakes can be made, dilemmas raised and discussed, and joint decisions about the design of new services and the risks that need to be taken.  Supervisory authorities around the globe typically consider the so-called “three-lines-of-defense model” as best practice for risk management and internal control. This risk management model is based on a strict segregation of duties. The commercial departments are expected to innovate an... Read More

Perspective: Digital innovation blurs risk management concepts

(Jan 22, 2020) There's a unique culture that surrounds innovation. It's an area of trial and error, which calls for a high degree of risk management. A standard global approach to risk management in innovation is the "three-lines-of-defense model," which calls for divided responsibilities. When it comes to digital innovation and new technologies, Tilburg University Professor and Morrison & Foerster Senior of Counsel Lokke Moerel believes the model "is not fit-for-purpose." In this piece for Privacy Perspec... Read More

Perspective: Will NYT's facial-recognition story sway privacy debate?

(Jan 21, 2020) The use and potential regulation of facial-recognition technology has heated up recently, particularly after The New York Times published an in-depth report over the weekend on a little-known company called Clearview AI. The startup has "devised a groundbreaking facial recognition app" that allows a user to "take a picture of a person, upload it and get to see public photos of that person, along with links to where those photos appeared." The story comes on the heels of a rumor that EU officials... Read More

Op-ed: Is CCPA key for big tech antitrust investigations?

(Jan 14, 2020) In an op-ed for AdExchanger's "Data-Driven Thinking," Thunder Experience Cloud CEO Victor Wong writes the California Consumer Privacy Act's definition of "sale" could potentially ignite antitrust actions against big tech companies, specifically Facebook. Wong writes, in the case of Facebook’s business model, it has been "confusing to antitrust regulators" due to the lack of perceived harm against consumers. He writes, "Facebook is worried about admitting that users are being harmed by the transf... Read More