Big Tech’s Shift to Privacy

(Oct 3, 2019) An overview of the technology sector’s public expressions of privacy initiatives and values. Privacy is top-of-mind for technology companies and their consumers. Since Facebook’s data-sharing practices came under scrutiny following reporting on Cambridge Analytica, consumers and legislators have sharpened their interest in big tech’s use of data. In response, many companies continue to review, refine, and clarify their data practices for the benefit of consumers. Some of that clarification come... Read More

Global Privacy Enforcement: Highlights and Trends

(Aug 21, 2019) This report from OneTrust DataGuidance looks at global privacy enforcement and features a variety of statistics, including complaints and breach notifications received, investigations and enforcement notices issued, as well as further specifics on monetary penalties.  Click to View (PDF)... Read More

GDPR Genius

(Aug 15, 2019) This interactive tool provides IAPP members ready access to critical GDPR resources — enforcement precedent, interpretive guidance, expert analysis and more — all in one location. Read More

IAPP infographic: FTC-Facebook vs. largest global privacy and security fines

(Aug 10, 2019) The U.S. Federal Trade Commission's fine of Facebook for $5 billion is the largest ever global enforcement fine for privacy violations to date, and according to the IAPP Westin Research Center, is more than twice the total number of global privacy and data security regulatory fines in history. This infographic compares the fine of Facebook to other global enforcement fines for privacy violations to date. Read More

White Paper – Implementing the CCPA: A Guide for Global Business

(Aug 9, 2019) (September 2019) – This book aims to help the person who is leading a business’s CCPA efforts so they can have a handle on what is necessary to comply and make risk-based choices about how best to proceed. The point is to help companies that do not wish to be the target of class-action activity after the CCPA’s January 1, 2020, effective date to avoid becoming “low-hanging fruit." Read More

A push for meaningful corporate data research ethics reviews is underway

(Jun 11, 2019) Data has become an imperative component of business, from operational decision-making to artificial intelligence product development. However, amid ethics scandals and near-constant privacy concerns, corporations and researchers are questioning long-accepted data-harvesting and research practices. Meanwhile, attempts to establish internal ethics review bodies are subject to intense scrutiny. Some believe traditional ethics review processes must be updated for the modern age, and efforts underwa... Read More