UN launches PETs initiative for data anonymization

(Jan 27, 2022) The Economist reports the United Nations Statistics Division created a Privacy-Enhancing Technologies Lab that will work toward addressing potential solution... Read More

Deadline for IAPP 'Privacy Tech Vendor Report' submissions is March 1

(Jan 26, 2022) The IAPP is accepting submissions for the next iteration of the "Privacy Tech V... Read More

NSF seeks input for PET prize challenge

(Jan 21, 2022) The National Science Foundation will host webinars on Jan. 25 and 27 to gather informal input from the privacy research community related to the U.S.-U.K. Pr... Read More

Virtru announces raising $60M to pursue 'zero trust' network access ventures

(Jan 21, 2022) Virtru, a data security and privacy firm, announced it raised $60 million in series C funding, VentureBeat reports. CEO and co-founder John Ackerly said usag... Read More

IAPP adds Mark Thompson, Katharina Koerner to Research Team

(Jan 10, 2022) The IAPP officially announced the additions of Thompson and Koerner to its Research Team. Thompson will oversee the Research Team's efforts to develop practi... Read More

Notes from the IAPP Canada Managing Director, Jan. 7, 2022

(Jan 7, 2022) Truth be told, there wasn’t a ton of privacy-focused news in the media during this (short) first week of 2022. There were a few articles Read More

Aetion acquires AI-based synthetic health data solution

(Jan 6, 2022) Real-world evidence provider Aetion announced a deal to acquire Replica Analytics, an artificial intelligence-powered solution that produces synthesized heal... Read More

Company launches tool to prevent data brokers from storing, selling data

(Jan 6, 2022) VPN service company Surfshark launched a tool to prevent data brokers from storing and selling personal data, TechRadar reports. Incogni can identify and com... Read More

DuckDuckGo developing privacy-focused desktop browser

(Dec 22, 2021) DuckDuckGo is developing a desktop browser that CEO Gabriel Weinberg said will include “robust privacy protection” by default, The Verge reports. The browser... Read More

Fitting machine-learning with differential privacy

(Dec 22, 2021) In a blog post for the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology, Google Brain Researchers Nicolas Papernot and Abhra... Read More