Eoin O'Dell on compensation damages for breach of the GDPR

(Jul 21, 2017) One of the provisions in the EU General Data Protection Regulation that has received very little attention is how national legislatures will handle Article 82(1), which provides that, "Any person who has suffered material or non-material damage as a result of an infringement of this Regulation shall have the right to receive compensation from the controller or processor for the damage suffered." Trinity College Dublin School of Law's Eoin O'Dell recently researched breach compensation in the GDP... Read More

Survey finds companies reluctant to share cybersecurity incident data

(Jul 20, 2017) A survey administered to Singaporean companies by cybersecurity firm Palo Alto Networks found that only one-third of companies share information on cyber incidents with industry peers for fear of being seen as a victim of data breaches, TODAYonline.com reports. The survey found that the negative effect on the organization's reputation is perceived to be greater than the financial impact. Furthermore, it found that nearly half the respondents found the ongoing evolution of cybersecurity solutions... Read More

Have you filled out the Privacy Governance survey yet?

(Jul 20, 2017) Since 2015, the IAPP has joined with EY to field an annual comprehensive Privacy Governance survey, the results of which have thus far served to create 2015 and 2016 reports that have been used by CPOs, external counsel, consultants, regulators and policymakers the world over to benchmark the on-the-ground privacy practices that organizations employ. Here in year three, we will be able to create truly interesting longitudinal data, along with gathering new results on GDPR preparations. But not w... Read More

Podcast: Working for Obama taught this pro how to push policy

(Jul 14, 2017) Dipayan Ghosh has had a pretty interesting privacy career already, and he’s not yet 30 years old. He worked under the Obama administration in the Office of Science and Technology Policy as an advisor. Like, that was his first job. He later went to Facebook, and now he has earned himself a fellowship at New America, a D.C.-based think tank. In this episode of The Privacy Advisor Podcast, Ghosh talks about the ways in which his time at the White House helped him understand what kind of leaders are... Read More

AI Now launches initiative to address biased algorithms

(Jul 14, 2017) MIT Technology Review announced that AI Now has plans to tackle biased algorithms, something that is seen by many as a major societal issue associated with the development of AI and machine learning. AI Now launched this initiative with the goal of identifying and highlighting such bias, particularly since bias could have negative consequences for minorities and disadvantaged communities. Together with the American Civil Liberties Union, a group of researchers will work to understand the impact ... Read More

The Privacy Advisor Podcast: Dipayan Ghosh on the kind of leaders who can push smart public policy

(Jul 14, 2017) Dipayan Ghosh has had a pretty interesting privacy career already, and he’s not yet 30 years old. He worked under the Obama administration in the Office of Science and Technology Policy as an advisor. He later went to Facebook, and now he’s earned himself a fellowship at New America, a D.C.-based think tank, as part of its recently launched public interest technology team. In this episode of The Privacy Advisor Podcast, Ghosh talks about the ways in which his time at the White House helped him u... Read More

How do you do privacy?

(Jul 13, 2017) Since 2015, the IAPP has joined with EY to field an annual comprehensive Privacy Governance Survey, the results of which have thus far served to create 2015 and 2016 reports that have been used by CPOs, external counsels, consultants, regulators and policymakers the world over to benchmark on-the-ground privacy practices that organizations employ. Now, we launch year three, which ought to create truly interesting longitudinal data, along with new results on GDPR preparations. But not without you... Read More

Report: 41 percent of Americans have been harassed online

(Jul 12, 2017) The Pew Research Center has released a new report on online harassment in 2017. The report found 41 percent of Americans have been harassed online, up from 35 percent when the report was last conducted in 2014. It breaks down the levels of harassment into two categories: The “less severe” forms of harassment include offensive name-calling and purposeful embarrassment, while “more severe” harassment involves stalking, physical threats, harassment over a sustained period of time and sexual harassm... Read More

EFF releases new 'Who Has Your Back' report

(Jul 11, 2017) The Electronic Frontier Foundation released its seventh annual “Who Has Your Back” report, ranking major tech and telecommunications companies on how well they protect user privacy when the government demands data. Each company had the opportunity to gain five stars based on different categories, including following industrywide best practices, telling users about government data requests, promising not to sell out users, standing up to National Security Letter gag orders, and standing up to int... Read More

Report: Digitalization will greatly affect retail industries over the next 10 years

(Jun 30, 2017) Accenture Strategy released a report detailing the ways digitalization will affect the retail and consumer goods industries over the next 10 years. The report outlines four business models shaping the future of digital commerce. One of the business models is the replenishment economy, where smart sensors detect when a product is running low and will automatically reorder and deliver it to a customer. Accenture found 63 percent of customers would consider allowing smart sensors to perform the tas... Read More