Seattle University launches public AI course

(Feb 12, 2020) Seattle University has developed a free online “AI Ethics for Business” course for the public to explore the meaning of ethics in artificial intelligence, The Seattle Times reports. Developed by Senior Business School Instructor Nathan Colaner, Law Professor Mark Chinen, and Adjunct Business and Law Professor Tracy Ann Kosa, the six- to eight-hour course will also explore the impact of AI on various occupations. Through having such a program available to the public, businesses can “build in safe... Read More

Carnegie Mellon students seek privacy engineering internships

(Feb 4, 2020) The privacy engineering master's program at Carnegie Mellon University is in search of privacy engineering internships for its students. Opportunities that run May through August are preferred. All eligible students carry technical backgrounds with relevant coursework related to privacy algorithms, security, privacy policy, usability and privacy engineering. Organizations with potential opportunities can contact Privacy Program Co-Director Lorrie Faith Cranor, CIPT, via lorrie@cmu.edu to provide... Read More

Se inicia la 2a edición del Diplomado en Protección de Datos Personales en Panamá

(Feb 4, 2020) El mes de febrero de 2020 marca el inicio a la segunda edición del Diplomado en Regulación de la Protección de Datos Personales en Panamá de la Universidad de Panamá, en el que nuestra miembro, Lia Patricia Hernández Pérez, participa como coordinadora académica. El diplomado es un programa de capacitación, a través del cual el participante reforzará y actualizará conocimientos relacionados con la regulación de la protección de datos de carácter personal. Tendrá una duración de 128 horas y se dic... Read More

Se realizó el II Congreso de Innovación Digital, Entretenimiento y Tecnología en Colombia

(Feb 4, 2020) Este pasado 29 de enero, el Centro de Estudios en Derecho del Entretenimiento, Tecnología e Información (CENTI, por sus siglas) y la Pontificia Universidad Javeriana de Colombia organizaron un seminario sobre leyes y políticas de información y tecnología. El congreso abarcó el tema de la Protección de Datos Personales en la Era Digital y proporcionó un espacio de discusión y aprendizaje a una audiencia de 22 legisladores y abogados en ejercicio que tienen la tarea diaria de interpretar leyes y a... Read More

Cranor offers look at Carnegie Mellon's privacy engineering program

(Sep 20, 2019) "Though the privacy engineering field is relatively new, there has been at least one school that has been at the forefront of this nascent profession," writes IAPP Senior Privacy Fellow Caitlin Fennessy, CIPP/US. Carnegie Mellon University launched its MSIT- Privacy Engineering Program in 2013. "It remains the only privacy engineering–focused master’s program in the country. As industry demand for privacy professionals with technical skills accelerates, it is worth taking a deeper look at the pr... Read More

Design considerations for building privacy-protecting analytics services

(Sep 18, 2019) If data is the new oil, then analytics are the new refinery without which any modern business is unable to make informed decisions. However, data analytics and privacy are seldom assumed to go together. If media reports and regulatory actions are any indication, services and platforms that utilize or enable analytics have consistently been under scrutiny in terms of meeting reasonable privacy expectations. Conflict between data analytics and privacy Whether the issues are related to adequate p... Read More

How data analytics and privacy can coexist

(Sep 18, 2019) "If data is the new oil, then analytics are the new refinery without which any modern business is unable to make informed decisions," writes Mode Analytics Head of Security and Privacy Rafae Bhatti, CIPP/US, CIPM. "However, data analytics and privacy are seldom assumed to go together. If media reports and regulatory actions are any indication, services and platforms that utilize or enable analytics have consistently been under scrutiny in terms of meeting reasonable privacy expectations." In thi... Read More

FPF taking nominations for Privacy Papers for Policymakers Award

(Sep 13, 2019) The Future of Privacy Forum has put out a call to those seeking consideration for its 10th annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers Award. Privacy scholars and authors are invited to enter submissions for the award, which recognizes the year’s leading privacy research and analysis that has practical implications for policymakers in U.S. Congress, federal agencies and data protection authorities internationally. Papers are judged on both scholarly merit and for potential solutions and insight for p... Read More

SecureWorld cybersecurity conference in Denver Oct. 29-30

(Sep 6, 2019) SecureWorld is set to continue its annual cybersecurity conference series in Denver at The Cable Center Oct. 29-30. The event is one of 17 North American conferences SecureWorld holds a year that work to connect, inform and develop leaders in cybersecurity. It features keynotes, panel discussions, breakout sessions and networking opportunities. The IAPP is offering Continuing Professional Education credits to those in attendance.Full Story... Read More

Book review: 'Stand out of our light: Freedom and resistance in the attention economy'

(Aug 27, 2019) The title of this book is taken from an anecdote about Diogenes, the ancient Greek philosopher who was known for his self-imposed poverty and his cranky personality. While he was reading one day, outdoors in Corinth, he was approached by an admirer, Alexander the Great, who offered to grant him any wish. Diogenes only wanted to get back to what he was doing before the interruption. Rather than ask for a material benefit, he simply said: "Stand out of my light." James Williams, a “former Google ... Read More