The IAPP is still accepting responses for the annual 'IAPP-EY Privacy Governance Report'

(Jun 18, 2019) The IAPP and EY are still accepting responses for the annual “Privacy Governance Report.” Last year’s survey found organizations put in more resources to tackle the implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation; however, fewer than 50% of respondents reported they were “fully compliant” with the rules. The 2018 report also highlighted the rise of data protection officers, as 75% of respondents said they hired a DPO. All responses submitted for the survey will be treated confidentia... Read More

EC: 73% of Europeans know of at least one data subject right under GDPR

(Jun 14, 2019) The European Commission published the results of a Eurobarometer survey on data protection ahead of an event to mark the first year of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. Of the 27,000 Europeans polled, 73% said they knew of at least one of the six data subject rights granted under the GDPR. European citizens were most aware of the right to access their own data, which came in at 65%, followed by the right to correct data at 61%. Other findings include 67% of participants who said they kn... Read More

Study uses privacy to help grade top data management platforms

(Jun 14, 2019) Forrester released the findings of “The Forrester Wave: Data Management Platforms, Q2 2019,” AdExchanger reports. The report focused on the top seven data management platforms and graded them based on a set of 34 different categories. Salesforce and Adobe were identified by Forrester as the top DMPs, particularly due to their emphasis on privacy. “Salesforce and Adobe’s goal is to build a privacy-first consent management, with known customer identifiers to facilitate known customer advertising,”... Read More

Survey shows UK distrust, value in protecting NHS data

(Jun 13, 2019) A YouGov survey revealed 70% of U.K. respondents don't trust multinational tech giants with National Health Service patient data, ITV reports. In the pool of 2,081 responses, 13% said they could trust multinational big tech companies, while 76% can't support the data being analyzed in different countries that carry varying data laws and protections. The survey also polled 102 members of Parliament, 58% of whom stated they would want their information handled by U.K.-based companies, while 80% wa... Read More

The 'missing women' in data protection reporting

(Jun 13, 2019) Virtually everything we do these days is recorded digitally. Like this, share this, pay here — all these actions are stored as data, combined, analyzed and built into profiles whether we are aware of this or not. Some is data we supply, some is data collected about us, and some is data generated about us. In the midst of all this data, it can come as a surprise to learn there are gaps. A case in point is data on women, or rather, the absence of data about women. Caroline Criado-Perez in "Invisi... Read More

Perspective: Exploring the 'gender data gap'

(Jun 13, 2019) Virtually everything we do these days is recorded digitally, and all these actions are stored as data, combined, analyzed and built into profiles whether we are aware of this or not. Some is data we supply, some is data collected about us, and some is data generated about us. In the midst of all this data, it can come as a surprise to learn there are gaps. A case in point is data on women, or rather, the absence of data about women. In this piece for Privacy Perspectives, Elizabeth Coombs and Ka... Read More

Op-ed: Confusing, vague privacy policies at the heart of struggle for user privacy

(Jun 13, 2019) In an op-ed for The New York Times’ Privacy Project, Kevin Litman-Navarro writes about unpopular findings from his study of 150 privacy policies put forth by major tech and media platforms. Litman-Navarro cited reading comprehension as a major issue he found as "the vast majority of these privacy policies exceed the college reading level," while the majority of Americans "struggle to comprehend dense, lengthy texts." The time it takes to read these policies was another glaring issue. Litman-Nava... Read More

Survey: Disparities in privacy law awareness among employees in US, UK

(Jun 13, 2019) A new report from threat management platform ObserveIT says 53% of respondents who handle sensitive information in the U.S. are not aware of federal or state regulations with how organizations manage customer data, TechRepublic reports. Their counterparts in the U.K., however, said that 83% is aware of data security policies to ensure compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation. The group surveyed 1,000 full-time employees in both the U.S. and U.K. The report also found a differenc... Read More

White Paper – CCPA Compliance Operation: Delivering Data Access via Accounts

(Jun 13, 2019) (June 2019) – This white paper, authored by Baker & McKenzie Partner Lothar Determann and IAPP Westin Fellow Mitchell Noordyke, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM, outlines how businesses must develop a perspective on the definition of account as they work to operationalize their CCPA compliance programs with respect to data access requests.  Read More

Mary Meeker reveals top internet trends

(Jun 12, 2019) Mary Meeker delivered her annual "Internet Trends Report" at Code Conference 2019, Vox reports. Meeker, general partner at Bond Capital, delivered a 333-page slideshow that looked at every internet trend during the last year and what to expect throughout the next year. Key trends include 51% of the world's population use the internet, up from 49% in 2017; e-commerce is 15% of retail sales; and internet ad spending jumped to 22% in the U.S. Privacy concerns are a hot topic for online communicatio... Read More