NIST publishes biometric data to measure identification accuracy

(Dec 13, 2019) The National Institute of Standards and Technology has announced the release of new research data that will aid assessments of biometric identification accuracy. The data, which includes facial photographs, along with fingerprint and iris scans, has been cleared of personally identifiable information. "This all gets back to reproducible research," NIST Computer Scientist Greg Fiumara said. "The data will help anyone who is interested in testing the error rates of biometric identification systems... Read More

Nonprofit grades smartwatch manufacturers' privacy practices

(Dec 13, 2019) The Human Data Commons Foundation has released a report on the privacy practices of smartwatch manufacturers, News 1130 reports. The Vancouver-based nonprofit reviewed 18 companies on the privacy rights they offer users, their data collection and sharing practices, and security. The foundation listed Apple smartwatches at the top of their list, while Samsung and Moov were near the bottom. “Smartwatches and fitness trackers are popular holiday gifts. There are many review sites comparing features... Read More

Study: Trust in data key to company success

(Dec 12, 2019) The 20th edition of IBM’s biannual C-suite study, “Build Your Trust Advantage,” found Australian and New Zealand companies that value trust in their use and sharing of data are most likely to attain market leadership, IT Brief reports. The study, which polled 13,500 C-level executives of leading brands across 98 countries and 20 industries, found 82% of leaders think data strengthens their level of customer trust and bottom lines. “Leading organisations that have put trust at the core of the way... Read More

IAPP-OneTrust report: 'CCPA Readiness: Third Wave'

(Dec 10, 2019) The California Consumer Privacy Act has caught the attention of privacy professionals; however, that doesn't mean compliance is widespread. Throughout 2019, the IAPP and OneTrust have asked U.S.-based privacy professionals to benchmark their progress on compliance efforts over the year. The third and final survey has been published, and it shows organizations have continued to make progress toward full compliance with the CCPA. While plenty of organizations have been able to make headway, there ... Read More

Empresas brasileras no están listas para la Ley General de Protección de Datos (LGPD)

(Dec 10, 2019) Una investigación realizada por Gartner, proveedor de servicios informáticos, muestra que cuando entre en vigor la Ley General de Protección de Datos (LGPD) de Brasil en agosto de 2020, menos del 30% de las empresas estarán preparadas para cumplir con todos los requisitos normativos de la ley. De acuerdo a Claudio Neiva, vicepresidente de investigación en Gartner, un aspecto clave de la LGPD rige que las empresas tendrán que repensar cómo recolectan datos personales.Nota Completa... Read More

FPF announces annual privacy paper award winners

(Dec 6, 2019) The Future of Privacy Forum has announced the six winners of the 2019 Privacy Papers for Policymakers Award. The topics covered in the winning papers included anti-discriminatory privacy, algorithmic impact assessments under the EU General Data Protection Regulation, dark patterns on retail websites, the Fourth Amendment and the potential adoption of a GDPR model in the U.S. The winner in the student paper category discussed the privacy attitudes of smart speaker users.Full Story... Read More

ICO, Turing Institute open consultation on AI draft regulatory guidance

(Dec 5, 2019) The U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office and The Alan Turing Institute have published their first draft regulatory guidance into the use of artificial intelligence. The guidance seeks to help entities explain the use of AI, particularly if they wish to use it to help in decision-making processes. The guidance is broken down into three parts, which include “The Basics of explaining AI,” “Explaining AI in practice” and “What explaining AI means for your organisation.” The two groups have launche... Read More

IAPP white paper: Comparing similarities, differences between COPRA, CDPA

(Dec 4, 2019) A pair of noteworthy proposals for a comprehensive federal data privacy law has emerged as the debate within U.S. Congress continues. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., introduced the Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act, which has been sponsored by several Senate Democrats. On the other side of the aisle, Senate Republicans will likely back the proposed bill from Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., titled the Consumer Data Privacy Act. In this white paper, IAPP Senior Westin Research Fellow Müge Fazlioglu, CI... Read More

EDPS releases report looking back at 2015-2019 mandate

(Dec 4, 2019) The European Data Protection Supervisor released a report on its “actions and achievements” over its past five-year mandate. “Leading by Example: EDPS 2015-2019” recaps the main objectives and action points set forth by former European Data Protection Supervisor Giovanni Buttarelli in 2015 and what the agency has done to make those goals a reality. “Five years on, people and policymakers are now increasingly aware of the reality and potential of digital technology and many regions in the world, ... Read More

Gartner: 80% of marketers will drop ad personalization by 2025

(Dec 4, 2019) Research company Gartner reports 80% of marketers who have invested in personalized ads will stop by 2025 due to a lack of return on investment, declining consumer trust and difficulties of customer data management. “Personal data has long been the fuel that fires marketing at every stage of the customer journey, and the drive to find new forms of fuel and devise new ways to leverage them seems to be boundless,” Gartner for Marketers Senior Director Analyst Charles Golvin said. “However, this qu... Read More