IAPP releases new U.S. Private-Sector Privacy online training

(Aug 21, 2018) Privacy legislation seems to be moving at break-neck pace in 2018. As anyone trying to keep up with relevant laws and regulations will attest, it wasn't long after the EU General Data Protection Regulation came into effect that the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 was suddenly passed in the U.S. Given that privacy's regulatory landscape has seen such changes, among others, the IAPP released a new U.S. Private-Sector Privacy online training Aug. 15; the revamped product now covering both ... Read More

FPF opens nomination period for Privacy Papers for Policymakers

(Aug 10, 2018) Scholars and authors with an interest in privacy issues are invited to submit final papers to the Future of Privacy Forum's annual call for nominations, according to an FPF blog post. The FPF will award the Privacy Papers for Policymakers Award, as well as the newly added Student Paper Award, following the Sept. 24 deadline. Winning authors will be invited to present at an event with policymakers and privacy leaders in Washington in the Spring of 2019. Meanwhile, the FPF has welcomed Michelle Ba... Read More

Facebook awards $800K in security research grants

(Aug 10, 2018) Presented at the BlackHat USA security conference, Facebook’s outgoing chief security officer, Alex Stamos, awarded $800,000 to 10 winners of the company’s “Secure the Internet” grants, ZDNet reports. The grants, awarded to security- and privacy-related projects, were available to universities and other research organizations. The winning proposals are reported to include research concerning abuse detection and reporting, anti-phishing, and ideas for something better than passwords.Full Story... Read More

Report calls for 'digital evidence' policy and corresponding national office

(Jul 25, 2018) A report released Wednesday by the Center for Strategic and International Studies calls for the creation of both a federal digital evidence policy and a National Digital Policy Office, both in the name of addressing the challenges facing law enforcement in the digital age. According to the report, based on surveys with law enforcement on all levels, "More than 50 percent of survey respondents reported that identifying what data is available from service providers and getting access to that data ... Read More

Podcast: How can we combat the spread of viral hate online?

(Jul 13, 2018) Anyone using the internet today is surely aware of the viral hate that displays itself everywhere, from social media platforms to newspaper-comment sections to group-chat forums. It is in such forums that marginalized groups face the kind of cyberbullying that surely exists on our streets but seemingly not to the extremes we see when users can hide behind a screen. In this live event, hosted by Hogan Lovells in Washington to commemorate Pride Month, Chris Wolf talks to host Angelique Carson, CIP... Read More

What the end of the CIPP/G certification will mean for US government privacy professionals

(Jul 12, 2018) Starting Sept. 30, the IAPP will deactivate the CIPP/G certification program. Before you panic: Anyone holding a CIPP/G certification in good standing as of Sept. 30, 2018, will find themselves CIPP/G-certified in perpetuity. Affected members were notified of the change by email last week. While some may view this as an end to a focus on privacy in the U.S. public sector, those within the IAPP are taking this moment as an opportunity to reimagine how government content is best delivered to those... Read More

What you need to know about the end of the CIPP/G certification

(Jul 10, 2018) Starting Sept. 30, the IAPP will deactivate the CIPP/G certification program. Before you panic: Anyone holding a CIPP/G certification in good standing as of Sept. 30, 2018, will find themselves CIPP/G-certified in perpetuity. Affected members were notified of the change by email last week.  While some may view this as an end to a focus on privacy in the U.S. public sector, those within the IAPP are taking this moment as an opportunity to reimagine how government content is best delivered to tho... Read More

ICO funding privacy solutions, research for second straight year

(Jul 6, 2018) For the second straight year, the U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office will be funding solutions and research tackling privacy and data protection issues. Proposals awarded a grant could earn anywhere from 20,000 to 100,000 GBP. The ICO is looking for privacy-by-design and accountability solutions focused on several areas, including artificial intelligence and big data, biometrics, children’s privacy, blockchain, online advertising, and compliance solutions for small- and medium-sized business... Read More

France's top universities aim to respond to DPO needs

(Jun 26, 2018) France’s top universities are launching specialized programs to train data protection officers amid signs of shortage of such talent on the labor market. Two new courses started in Paris in May and another will start this fall in the northern city of Lille. The Institut Mines-Telecoms in the capital recently recruited its first class of 20 students to its year-long masters’ program. Participants spend three weeks a month working in data protection roles at companies and one week in the classroo... Read More

HHS announces data-mining symposium call for abstracts

(May 31, 2018) The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' Office of the Chief Information Officer has announced a call for abstracts for an upcoming symposium focusing on the intersection of privacy, data and emerging technologies. Data Min(d)ing: Privacy and Our Digital Identities will take place Oct. 22, 2018, in Washington. HHS is specifically seeking "original scholarship and/or empirical research in diverse areas including law, policy, medicine, and ethics, among others," a news release states. O... Read More