Global News Roundup — Sept. 16–23, 2019

(Sep 23, 2019) In this week’s Privacy Tracker global legislative roundup, the Court of Justice of the European Union will rule on the right-to-be-forgotten Google case Sept. 24. DLA Piper's Jim Halpert and Andrew Kingman and Pithy Privacy's Jacob Rubinstein offer further perspective into the CCPA. The IAPP updated its "CCPA Amendment Tracker" and released a privacy tiering of American Bar Association–accredited U.S. law schools. Littler Mendelson's Philip Gordon, Kwabena Appenteng and Zoe Argento, CIPP/US, tak... Read More

Updated survey benchmarks CCPA readiness

(Sep 23, 2019) For the second time this year, the IAPP, with support from OneTrust, has asked privacy pros how ready their organizations are for the looming California Consumer Privacy Act. To monitor how levels of CCPA preparedness are changing over time, we fielded this second survey from July to August 2019. What’s new? There has been a marked improvement since the first quarter of 2019, but significant work remains, as only 2% of organizations report that they are currently in full compliance with the law.... Read More

Roundup: Africa, India, EU, US and more

(Sep 23, 2019) In this week’s Privacy Tracker global legislative roundup, the Court of Justice of the European Union will rule on the right-to-be-forgotten Google case Sept. 24. DLA Piper's Jim Halpert and Andrew Kingman and Pithy Privacy's Jacob Rubinstein offer further perspective into the CCPA. The IAPP updated its "CCPA Amendment Tracker" and released a privacy tiering of American Bar Association–accredited U.S. law schools. Littler Mendelson's Philip Gordon, Kwabena Appenteng and Zoe Argento, CIPP/US, tak... Read More

Notes from the IAPP, Sept. 20, 2019

(Sep 20, 2019) Greetings from Portsmouth, New Hampshire! We here at the IAPP are getting ready to hit the road as we make our way to Las Vegas for the 2019 Privacy. Security. Risk. conference, which will be held this year at the luxurious Cosmopolitan. This will be the third time I make the journey to the City of Sin, as I have covered the past two CES conferences for the IAPP, searching high and low for everything privacy among its sprawling setup. I look forward to my Vegas traditions of low-stakes blackja... Read More

What the latest LinkedIn-hiQ court ruling means for data scraping

(Sep 20, 2019) The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit determined information posted to social networks that are publicly accessible may be scraped and aggregated by third parties regardless of the social media sites’ terms and conditions or even technical means taken to prevent data mining. In its recently issued opinion, the federal appellate court affirmed a lower court’s opinion granting a preliminary injunction against professional social networking site LinkedIn that prevents the company from block... Read More

Data scraping and the implications of the latest LinkedIn-hiQ court ruling

(Sep 20, 2019) Information posted to social networks that are publicly accessible may be scraped and aggregated by third parties regardless of the social media sites’ terms and conditions or even technical means taken to prevent data mining, according to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. In an opinion issued Monday, Sept. 9, the federal appellate court affirmed a lower court’s opinion granting a preliminary injunction against professional social networking site LinkedIn that prevents the company ... Read More

Secret subpoenas used for wide-ranging FBI data collection

(Sep 20, 2019) The New York Times reports the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has collected data from a variety of companies and used secret subpoenas to do so. Recently disclosed documents show the FBI went beyond collecting data from big tech companies, as it performed data scoops on banks, credit agencies, telecoms and universities. Usernames, locations, IP addresses and records of purchases were among the information collected. The subpoenas did not need a judge's approval, and they have gag orders at... Read More

FTC, CFPB to host workshop on consumer reporting accuracy Dec. 10

(Sep 20, 2019) The U.S. Federal Trade Commission and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced they will host a public workshop Dec. 10 on the issues that affect traditional credit reports and employment and tenant background screening reports. The agencies will gather industry representatives, consumer advocates and regulators to discuss what can be gleaned from the CFPB’s supervisory reviews of credit reporting agencies and furnishers on accuracy and dispute obligations that the agency has conducted sin... Read More

Top-5 most-read stories since Sept. 16, 2019

(Sep 20, 2019) 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 Sept. 16.Full Story... Read More

A new global guide for implementing the CCPA

(Sep 19, 2019) The California Consumer Privacy Act is the most sweeping privacy law in the United States and rivals the EU General Data Protection Regulation in terms of the shift it will require in mindset and business for organizations processing personal information about California residents. Businesses must begin preparing — and rapidly — for the statute. To help, Perkins Coie Partner Dominique Shelton Leipzig, CIPP/US, has written "Implementing the CCPA: A Guide for Global Business" to help the person wh... Read More