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Notes from the IAPP Publications Editor, Oct. 19, 2018

Greetings from Austin, Texas! It's hard to believe we're already wrapping things up here at Privacy. Security. Risk. Though the weather outside hasn't exactly cooperated this week, the hallway conversations, pre-conference and breakout sessions, and keynote talks have...

Perspective: Should robots have rights?

California recently passed Senate Bill 1001, which bars companies and people from using bots that intentionally mislead those they are talking to into thinking they are human. Putting aside the social and legal merits of this law, Bill 1001 implicates a...

Report: EU officials say US taking Privacy Shield seriously

Euractiv reports on comments from EU officials stating that a delegation of senior U.S. officials in Brussels, including Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, indicates the "'seriousness by which the Americans are progressing' in their management of the deal."...

Buttarelli: Adoption of proposed ePrivacy law is critical

In his latest blog post, European Data Protection Supervisor Giovanni Buttarelli wrote to emphasize the importance of adopting the proposed ePrivacy rules. As MEPs and the current College of European Commissioners enter the business end of their term, the focus is on...

Ankura acquires Navigant’s privacy team

On Aug. 24, Ankura Consulting Group completed its acquisition of the privacy team housed within the Disputes, Forensics and Legal Technology segment of Navigant, a firm specializing in advisory and consulting services. Ankura has acquired a team of privacy...

New service aims to enhance email security

Helm, a Seattle-based startup, announced the launch of a service designed to make it easier for users to assert control over their email, contacts and other personal data, Ars Technica reports. The service will offer personal servers and cloud-based offerings and has...

Yale faces second lawsuit for 10-year-old data breach

Yale University now faces a second lawsuit over a data breach that took place 10 years ago in which hackers accessed more than 100,000 students’ personal information, the Herald-Mail Media reports. Yale notified students impacted by the breach about six weeks after...

How privacy by design is fueling democracy

During their keynote panel Thursday night at the Privacy. Security. Risk. conference in Austin, Texas, David Becker, executive director of the Center for Election Innovation and Research, and Jeff Jonas, founder of Senzing, had some good news for those of us who've...

Notes from the IAPP Canada Managing Director, Oct. 19, 2018

I’m in the midst of a few projects this week that have me helping clients with privacy impact assessments. In the 21 years I’ve been doing this, I’ve yet to encounter a project like this that I could characterize as mundane. Even the most seemingly innocuous...

Twitter announces Elections Integrity Hub

Twitter announced it has released “all the accounts and related content associated with potential information operations� that were found since 2016. While the platform previously released information, Twitter said it was intentionally releasing “substantially...

FTC’s Chopra: ‘Enforcing the law should mean something’

Six months into his new role as commissioner at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, Rohit Chopra is still settling into his role, but he’s got a plan to bring “more enforcement teeth to everything that we do.� In this digital age, the FTC needs to “prove to the...

Therrien voices concern over Bill C-58

Appearing before the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, Privacy Commissioner of Canada Daniel Therrien discussed Bill C-58 and voiced concern for its current form. Therrien said amendments are needed to strike a balance between access to...

CIRA: 38 percent of Canadian businesses unaware of PIPEDA

Within its Fall 2018 Cybersecurity Survey, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority revealed 38 percent of Canadian businesses said they are unfamiliar with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, MobileSyrup reports. The lack of PIPEDA...

Op-ed: Canadian privacy laws need to cover political parties

The Telegram editorial board released a piece calling for Canadian privacy laws to be revamped to cover political parties. The editorial board writes it is unacceptable for political parties to continue to be exempt from federal privacy laws, citing the Office of the...