IAPP accepting submissions for 'Privacy Tech Vendor Report'

(Jan 22, 2020) The IAPP is accepting submissions for the next version of the "Privacy Tech Vendor Report" expected to be released this spring. Vendors that seek inclusion in the report and organizations that wish to update their current entries will have until Feb. 27 to fill out the form found in the Full Story link below. In addition to the existing categories found in past reports, the IAPP will now accept submissions for vendors offering data subject request solutions. Guidelines for submissions to the "Pr... Read More

'Privacy nutrition label' could empower consumers about data

(Jan 22, 2020) Open-source browser Ghostery is proposing a “privacy nutrition label” to better inform users how their data is being used by companies, TechRadar Pro reports. “One of the largest roadblocks right now to consumer comprehension about their data and where it’s being collected and shared is privacy policies,” Ghostery President Jeremy Tillman said. A privacy nutrition label would be “quick and scannable” for users to “look at to see what the privacy impact of a digital service is before they use it,... Read More

Privacy engineering: Comprehensible access control lists

(Jan 15, 2020) When a user is taking an action, they need to know who, what and where. But what happens once they’ve taken that action? When a user shares something with another user, like a photo or a document, they need to know who, why and how to make it stop. First, let me differentiate sharing and sending. Sending is when someone transmits data to another entity and that data passes into the possession of that entity. For example, if you were to send me an email, that email goes into my inbox. You can’t ... Read More

How to design comprehensible access control lists

(Jan 15, 2020) There is a difference between sharing and sending content, Humu Chief Privacy Officer Lea Kissner writes. When content is sent, data is passed to the possession of another entity; however, shared content can still be seen by the data's original owner. In the latest installment in a series of Privacy Tech posts on privacy engineering and user experience design, Kissner explains how shared content usually has access control lists. These lists control who can take action on a particular piece of co... Read More

Verizon launches privacy-focused search engine

(Jan 15, 2020) Verizon Media has launched OneSearch, a privacy-focused search engine that reportedly provides “unbiased, unfiltered search results,” Mashable reports. The search engine, available on desktop and mobile, does not use cookies, retargeting or personal profiling, and Verizon said it will not share users’ personal data with advertisers or store users’ search history. The company said it will encrypt searches and results so they cannot be tracked, and OneSearch offers an “Advanced Privacy Mode,” whic... Read More

The IAPP's top-5 most-read stories since Jan. 6, 2020

(Jan 10, 2020) We know, there's lots of privacy news, guidance and documentation to keep up with every day. And we also know, you're busy doing all the things required of the modern privacy professional. Sure, we distill the latest news and relevant content down in the Daily Dashboard and our weekly regional digests, but sometimes that's even too much. To help, we offer our top-five most-read stories for the week of Jan. 6.Full Story... Read More

Top-5 most-read stories for the week of Jan. 6, 2020

(Jan 10, 2020) We know, there's lots of privacy news, guidance and documentation to keep up with every day. And we also know, you're busy doing all the things required of the modern privacy professional. Sure, we distill the latest news and relevant content down in the Daily Dashboard and our weekly regional digests, but sometimes, that's even too much. To help, we offer our top-five most-read stories of the week. The Privacy Advisor: "EU Parliament debates: Could California be considered 'adequate' on its ... Read More

AvePoint closes $200M round of investments

(Jan 9, 2020) The privacy technology market has been a priority for investors and venture capitalists. The early days of 2020 have shown this trend is not slowing down anytime soon as another tech vendor closed a funding round worth millions of dollars. Independent software vendor AvePoint announced it has raised approximately $200 million in financial commitments from minority equity investors. Leading the round of funding was a Series C Preferred Equity investment from TPG Sixth Street Partners. "I think t... Read More

Talking tech: Settings and surfaces

(Jan 9, 2020) Almost every application has a privacy setting of some kind, and it might not have anything to do with the legal basis of processing. Frankly, almost none of the users of your application cares about that. They care if the setting works, gives them good choices and that those choices are understandable, and that the setting is actually available. That said, I’m going to tackle setting surfaces, as in all the discussion about privacy settings and controls, since this aspect is essentially untouc... Read More

AvePoint announces $200M in financial commitments

(Jan 9, 2020) The privacy technology market has been a priority for investors and venture capitalists, and the early days of 2020 have shown this trend is not slowing down anytime soon. Independent software vendor AvePoint became the latest tech company to receive financial capital, as it recently announced it has raised approximately $200 million in commitments from minority equity investors. In this piece for Privacy Tech, IAPP Associate Editor Ryan Chiavetta, CIPP/US, spoke with AvePoint Chief Risk, Privac... Read More