Comparing the new Washington Privacy Act to the CCPA

(Jan 21, 2020) The Washington Senate Democratic Caucus announced the Washington Privacy Act, Senate Bill 6281, Jan. 13, 2020. It is an updated version of the bill that made significant progress in the Washington State Legislature in 2019 but failed to pass the House of Representatives after a near unanimous vote moved it through the Senate. The authors of the 2019 bill are committed to moving forward with this updated version for 2020 that takes a different approach to some of obstacles that stalled the 2019 ... Read More

Interactive 'GDPR Genius' tool available in IAPP Resource Center

(Jan 3, 2020) Organizations are still grappling with the EU General Data Protection Regulation and all its corresponding guidance and documentation. Keeping track of it all is no small task. That's why the IAPP has compiled the "GDPR Genius," an interactive tool that provides IAPP members with access to critical GDPR-related resources, including relevant recitals, European Data Protection Board guidance, member state guidance and derogations, relevant court cases, regulatory enforcement, and other resources a... Read More

A glance at the IAPP's top resources of 2019

(Dec 18, 2019) "As we wrap up 2019 here at the IAPP and look toward 2020, we are reminded, yet again, of the incredible pace at which the privacy profession is advancing. New laws and legislation abound. More are expected in the year to come," writes IAPP Research Director Caitlin Fennessy, CIPP/US. In this piece for The Privacy Advisor, Fennessy looks back at the resources privacy professionals accessed the most in 2019. This includes the "Privacy Tech Vendor Report," several tools to help privacy pros with t... Read More

The IAPP's top resources of 2019

(Dec 18, 2019) As we wrap up 2019 here at the IAPP and look toward 2020, we are reminded, yet again, of the incredible pace at which the privacy profession is advancing. New laws and legislation abound. More are expected in the year to come. The IAPP aims to help you make sense of it all. So, before we turn to 2020, let’s take a look back at our most-accessed resources of 2019. This year, while EU General Data Protection Regulation implementation remained a priority for privacy professionals, California Consu... Read More

Tracking the politics of US privacy legislation

(Dec 13, 2019) Observers of the debate around the potential for a new federal data privacy law know that dozens of relevant bills have been introduced and debated in U.S. Congress over the past couple of legislative sessions. While they make for good reading and discussion material, do any of them have a realistic shot at survival? If so, which of them are the most likely to eventually make their way into law? As the IAPP continues to track these proposals, a very basic but important realization should come i... Read More

Breaking down the political support behind proposed US privacy laws

(Dec 13, 2019) "Observers of the debate around the potential for a new federal data privacy law know that dozens of relevant bills have been introduced and debated in U.S. Congress over the past couple of legislative sessions," writes Müge Fazlioglu, CIPP/E, CIPP/US. "While they make for good reading and discussion material, do any of them have a realistic shot at survival? If so, which of them are the most likely to eventually make their way into law?" In this piece for Privacy Tracker, Fazlioglu looks at the... Read More

Are organizations safeguarding against the risks posed by AI?

(Dec 6, 2019) Artificial intelligence is advancing at a fast pace. Although it is a useful tool for organizations seeking to increase productivity, it can also create privacy risks. A global study revealed that more than 70% of consumers harbor some sort of fear toward AI. So, are organizations taking the proper steps to consider and mitigate the risks of using AI? The IAPP-EY Governance Report of 2019 revealed that, by and large, organizations are using already-existing tools to meet the new risks posed by ... Read More

IAPP white paper: Comparing similarities, differences between COPRA, CDPA

(Dec 4, 2019) A pair of noteworthy proposals for a comprehensive federal data privacy law has emerged as the debate within U.S. Congress continues. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., introduced the Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act, which has been sponsored by several Senate Democrats. On the other side of the aisle, Senate Republicans will likely back the proposed bill from Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., titled the Consumer Data Privacy Act. In this white paper, IAPP Senior Westin Research Fellow Müge Fazlioglu, CI... Read More

US sens. unveil new federal privacy legislation

(Nov 26, 2019) On Nov. 26, U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, introduced the Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act, a new federal privacy bill likely to spur debate and reenergize data protection discussions in Washington. COPRA is designed to “provide consumers with foundational data privacy rights, create strong oversight mechanisms, and establish meaningful enforcement,” laudable goals and ones on which privacy advocates, consume... Read More

IAPP white paper: 'Talking Tech for Privacy Pros: The Organic Chemistry of Computer Science'

(Nov 15, 2019) When privacy professionals consider databases, the focus centers more on design decisions, system architecture and how the database is used and maintained rather than individual variables and other minutia. In this fourth part in a series of white papers for privacy professionals, former IAPP Westin Research Fellow Nicholas Schmidt, CIPP/US, explores the organic chemistry of computer science, with a focus on data structures.Full Story... Read More