Seed funding helps startup launch privacy-driven NAS device

(Dec 13, 2018) Latticework is getting ready to launch its first product Amber, a smart storage platform with artificial intelligence features, after it received $13 million in seed funding from Tyche Partners and other investors, VentureBeat reports. The network-attached storage device uses identity management, data routing verification and two-factor authentication to help ensure data remains protected. Eventually, Co-Founder Pantas Sutardja said he hopes to see Amber evolve into a home assistant. “If it’s go... Read More

DHS awards $1.1M funding as part of the Data Privacy project

(Dec 7, 2018) As part of the Data Privacy project, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate announced it awarded $1.1 million between two companies to enhance the capabilities of DHS, Nextgov reports. University of Colorado’s Board of Regents received funding to develop a drone detection and tracking system, while Galois was awarded funding to support its FIDes Utility and Risk Assistant, which enhances the department’s Framework for Information Disclosure with Ethical Sec... Read More

CNIL releases updated PIA software tool

(Dec 7, 2018) A year after its initial release, French data protection authority, the CNIL, has upgraded its privacy impact assessment tool and published a new PIA guide. The initial PIA tool has been downloaded 130,000 times, and the new release includes additional customizability. The CNIL blog post announcing the new release also includes links to a governance description, a contribution guide, a code of conduct, and a road map for future developments for the tool. So far, the CNIL's PIA tool has been tran... Read More

ICO sandbox initiative seeks to balance privacy and innovation

(Dec 5, 2018) Privacy professionals grapple with a vital issue within the digital economy: How to use personal data to create innovative products and services while ensuring data subjects’ privacy is maintained. The U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office aims to facilitate this balance through an upcoming sandbox initiative for startups and other organizations. The ICO recently released the results of its call to views on the sandbox, where the regulator received an “overwhelmingly positive response” to the i... Read More

OneTrust updates Incident & Breach Response solution

(Nov 30, 2018) Released at the IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress in Brussels, privacy management technology platform OneTrust announced it enhanced the OneTrust Incident & Breach Response solution integrated into the OneTrust Privacy Management Platform. “Privacy and security teams need a flexible solution to centrally manage response plans across the globe,” OneTrust Vice President of Product Blake Brannon said. “This solution helps privacy and security teams manage the challenge of incident and breach... Read More

Edge technology raises data security concerns

(Nov 29, 2018) While more Asia-Pacific organizations seek out edge computing, data security becomes top of mind as concerns over security and latency rise, ZDNet reports. As some wonder whether edge computing can support security, vendors turn to incorporate artificial intelligence and blockchain technology. The report states Alibaba announced a partnership with Intel to develop a “data-centric” Joint Edge Computing Platform.Full Story... Read More

LIBE Committee: Blockchain use must comply with GDPR

(Nov 29, 2018) The European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs determined in an opinion the use of blockchain must respect data subjects’ rights under the EU General Data Protection Regulation, Out-Law.com reports. The committee found blockchain has the potential to be used in innovative ways; however, it can also clash with different aspects of the GDPR, particularly around data minimization principles and the right to erasure. The LIBE Committee recommends the European Data P... Read More

Privacy products you may want to know about: December

(Nov 27, 2018) Tech solutions are increasingly a part of a privacy pros’ purview. Here’s a look at a crop of new privacy- and security-based tools that should perhaps be on your radar. Want your product featured? Email Molly Hulefeld at mhulefeld@iapp.org. Babel Street Multilingual data discovery and analysis software platform Babel Street announced the launch of Babel for Business, aimed to help companies harness publicly available information across languages. The news release states the cloud-based platfo... Read More

Privacy-conscious search engines on the rise

(Nov 21, 2018) The backlash facing big tech firms over the use of personal data has given rise to smaller search engines that promise to protect user privacy, Phys.org reports. Traffic numbers prove that users are beginning to show interest in search engines like Britain's Mojeek, France's Qwant, Unbubble in Germany and Swisscows, which all promise not to track user data, filter results or show “behavioral ads.” Just last month, the French army and parliament announced they would drop the use of Google and tur... Read More

Apple acquires on-device machine learning startup

(Nov 21, 2018) Apple has acquired Silk Labs, a startup focused on building on-device machine learning, The Verge reports. Silk Labs' privacy-conscious, on-device approach, which processes data without sending it to the cloud, could help Apple as it expands its artificial intelligence capabilities. Meanwhile, data protection solutions company TITUS and data privacy protection and compliance company Dataguise announced a strategic partnership as the two develop a solution aimed at identifying and locating "at ri... Read More