Building a decentralized internet

(Jul 22, 2019) Technologists are trying to right what they see as the wrongs of the internet by building a new one around decentralization, NBC News reports. GUN CEO Mark Nadal is building a decentralized web that avoids using the “cloud” and, instead, uses computing resources that individuals use in day-to-day life, such as smartphones and laptops. This peer-to-peer framework is then distributed and stored across billions of devices and runs on any device that has a processor and access to the internet. “This... Read More

Vendor's solution helps organizations comply with data localization rules

(Jul 18, 2019) Peter Yared had an idea to address data localization three years ago. There were not many signs it would become a hot compliance topic, but Yared knew it was only a matter of time. Fast-forward to 2019, and a swath of data localization laws has either passed or are in the midst of consideration. Yared spent those past three years turning his idea into InCountry, a solution designed to help organizations comply with those very requirements. In an article for Privacy Tech, Yared spoke with IAPP As... Read More

Tech vendor looks to tackle data localization compliance

(Jul 18, 2019) Peter Yared had an idea to address data localization three years ago. There were not many signs it would become a hot compliance topic, but Yared knew it was only a matter of time. Back then, data localization laws primarily existed in authoritarian countries, and Yared's colleagues in Silicon Valley did not see the need to store information within a country's borders when one all-encompassing database would do the trick. Fast-forward to 2019, and a swath of data localization laws have either ... Read More

Thinking through ACL-aware data processing

(Jul 17, 2019) Large cloud computing services are generally run for multiple users. In a few cases, all the data processed by that service is public. In virtually all cases, users have an expectation that some of the information about them is kept private. Even if the data store itself is public, logs about access to that data are generally not. Keeping each person’s information separate is most simple in the primary data stores, where each object can easily have its own access control list. Once we step into... Read More

TrustArc CEO talks $70M funding, recent privacy tech vendor investments

(Jul 17, 2019) As the global regulatory landscape continues to change, privacy technology has become an important commodity to assist businesses in their compliance efforts. Investors have picked up on this shift and started to look at which privacy tech vendors can help them break into the market. This interest has recently surged after several tech vendors received some notable investments. TrustArc was one of the companies to benefit from the windfall. Last week, the organization announced it had received $... Read More

Tech talk: Exploring ACL-aware data processing

(Jul 17, 2019) Large cloud computing services are generally run for multiple users. In a few cases, all the data processed by that service is public. In virtually all cases, users have an expectation that some of the information about them is kept private. Even if the data store itself is public, logs about access to that data are generally not. Keeping each person’s information separate is most simple in the primary data stores, where each object can easily have its own access control list. However, most clou... Read More

TrustArc CEO discusses future following $70M funding round

(Jul 17, 2019) As the global regulatory landscape continues to change, privacy technology has become an important commodity to assist businesses in their compliance efforts. Investors have picked up on this shift and started to look at which privacy tech vendors can help them break into the market. This interest has recently surged after several tech vendors received some notable investments that have left them flushed with cash. TrustArc was one of the companies to benefit from the windfall. The organization... Read More

Companies release new blockchain-related products

(Jul 17, 2019) JEDTrade announced the launch of a data exchange platform that allows the use of data analytics without affecting an individual’s privacy, e27 reports. In a news release, JEDTrade said Jupiter Chain demonstrates how blockchain technology can be used in local health care systems by “encrypting data and requiring consent before other parties can access the necessary information to conduct big data analytics projects.” Meanwhile, LuxTrust and Cambridge Blockchain have announced beta testing is unde... Read More

A privacy-focused search engine

(Jul 16, 2019) DuckDuckGo is a privacy-focused alternative to more mainstream search engines, and while its market has tripled over the past two years and has nearly 40 million searches daily, it still has to contend with people not wanting to give up the familiar search engines, The New York Times reports. Although its interface resembles more mainstream search engines, the similarities end there as DuckDuckGo does not track online behavior of its users to personalize advertising. “All of these companies were... Read More

Notes from the IAPP Editorial Director, July 12, 2019

(Jul 12, 2019) Greetings from a humid Portsmouth, New Hampshire! After a brief vacation and holiday break, I was welcomed back this week with a 1-2-3 punch for privacy news. Though not strictly related to the U.S., the U.K. Information Commissioner's Office essentially kicked off "GDPR 2.0" by notifying the public of its intent to fine British Airways $230 million and Marriott International $130 million for alleged GDPR violations. After many of you spent years preparing for the regulation, and followed a fai... Read More