Cisco opens two centers in Singapore

(Feb 21, 2019) Cisco launched two centers in Singapore designed to foster digital innovation and development with Singapore’s Digital Economy Framework for Action, Fintechnews reports. The Co-Innovation Center is Cisco’s first in Southeast Asia and will bring together key stakeholders to work on issues unique to the region with a focus on cybersecurity and the internet of things, while the Cybersecurity Center of Excellence will focus on expanding the company’s threat intelligence research and incident respons... Read More

Survey: Vestager named favorite to replace Juncker as EC president

(Feb 21, 2019) A survey created by EURACTIV and Burson Cohn & Wolfe found European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager is the favorite to replace Jean-Claude Juncker as the next president of the European Commission. Vestager received 20 percent of the votes from respondents who were asked to name the most likely candidate to succeed Juncker. The competition commissioner was the only member of Juncker’s team to receive an approval rating of more than 50 percent from survey participants. “Many se... Read More

Survey: 83 percent of US citizens know companies track location data

(Feb 20, 2019) A survey conducted by location-intelligence company Blis found the majority of Americans are more aware of marketers’ use of their personal data, MarTech Today reports. Of the 2,000 U.S. citizens polled, 63 percent said they have become more cognizant of marketers’ data use compared to a year ago. When asked about location tracking, 83 percent said they were aware companies “actively track their location data.” Respondents were also asked to put a price on their personally identifiable informati... Read More

Marriott service allows users to check if they are data breach victims

(Feb 19, 2019) Marriott has released a tool to help individuals discover whether they were victims of the hotel chain’s data breach, TechCrunch reports. The tool, which is hosted by OneTrust, also will determine whether a person’s passport numbers were stolen in the incident. Marriott has not announced how long it will take to answer each request. Meanwhile, a report from Risk Based Security found about 5 billion records were stolen around the world in 2018, down from 7.9 billion in 2017. ZDNet also reports on... Read More

Perspective: Majority of companies recognize privacy investments are beneficial

(Feb 19, 2019) "Nearly all organizations worldwide are now recognizing that privacy investment is translating into upside business benefits," writes Robert Waitman, CIPP/US, a director in Cisco's privacy office. "Organizations that have invested to get ready for the EU General Data Protection Regulation are experiencing fewer and less costly data breaches. And they are seeing less sales friction due to customers’ privacy concerns." His comments are based on a recently released Cisco 2019 Data Privacy Benchmark... Read More

Companies worldwide recognize business benefits of privacy

(Feb 19, 2019) Nearly all organizations worldwide are now recognizing that privacy investment is translating into upside business benefits. Organizations that have invested to get ready for the EU General Data Protection Regulation are experiencing fewer and less costly data breaches. And they are seeing less sales friction due to customers’ privacy concerns.   These are some of the findings from the recently released Cisco 2019 Data Privacy Benchmark Study, which draws on data from a double-blind survey of m... Read More

Privacy pros can still take part in the 2019 IAPP biennial salary survey

(Feb 19, 2019) Last week, the IAPP launched one of its most popular pieces of research: the salary survey. For more than a decade, the IAPP has tracked the salary and overall compensation of in-house privacy professionals around the globe through the biennial survey. Our last survey was conducted in 2017 and provided data on mean and median salaries, bonuses, rate-of-salary increases and other factors related to compensation across a wide range of industries and companies. This year's survey, if you haven't ta... Read More

Study finds 17K Android apps gather information from smartphones

(Feb 15, 2019) A study conducted by the International Computer Science Institute found about 17,000 Android apps gather identifying information to create a record of users’ activity on their devices, CNET reports. The researchers found the apps link a user’s Advertising ID with other identifiers found on a smartphone, such as a Mac address and Android ID. Google announced it has looked into the report and has taken action on a number of app developers. "We take these issues very seriously," a Google spokespers... 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