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The Privacy Advisor’s top 10 news stories of 2018

Welp. The year is finally over. The year we, as privacy professionals, thought might kill us dead at some of our more stressful moments. But we survived the implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation and the passage of California's landmark Consumer...

Russian agents target Mueller via misinformation campaigns

Russian operatives have conducted misinformation campaigns across social media to target Special Counsel Robert Mueller, The Washington Post reports. A pair of reports prepared for the U.S. Intelligence Committee found 10 million posts and messages were sent by...

Elisebeth Collins departs from PCLOB

Elisebeth Collins departed from the U.S. Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board Dec. 15, Wall Street Journal Reporter Dustin Volz reports. Collins is the final member of the original board to leave the group. Collins supported the adoption of Section 702 of the...

Op-ed: US needs a ‘Bill of Data Rights’

In an op-ed for MIT Technology Review, Martin Tisné writes about why it is time to create a “Bill of Data Rights.� Tisné believes the concept of “data ownership� is flawed, as it creates new problems rather than fixes old ones. Tisné writes data privacy...

Cybersecurity agenda items likely for Congress 2019

The Hill reports on what to look out for in 2019, adding that tech and cybersecurity are predicted as top agenda items for the new Congress. As lawmakers position themselves for the coming year, several issues have emerged as a top priority. These include questioning...

Forecast for data-driven businesses in 2019

As 2018 comes to a close, an article for Forbes reflects on the accomplishments of the year, as well as the emerging areas of focus for data-driven businesses in 2019. Among the topics, the article includes artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, cloud...

NIST accepting input on privacy framework until Jan. 14

The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology announced it will accept input on its privacy framework until Jan. 14. The agency aims for the framework to “be a voluntary tool for organizations to better identify, assess, manage, and communicate about...

The Privacy Advisor’s top 10 stories of 2018

Welp. The year is finally over. The year we, as privacy professionals, thought might kill us dead at some of our more stressful moments. But we survived the implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation and the passage of California's landmark Consumer...

Analysis of the Danish Data Protection Act

After two years of negotiations and much debate, the Danish Parliament passed its new Data Protection Act May 23. The law brings the country in line with the EU General Data Protection Regulation and fulfills its obligations to implement specific derogations in...

Op-ed: The US should do more to address cyber threats

In an op-ed for the Harvard Business Review, Samir Jain and Lisa Ropple write that less burden should be placed on individual companies and more attention should be paid toward finding a systemic way to address cyber threats. To reorient the U.S.'s approach to...

Roundup: Australia, Chinese Taipei, Italy, EU, US and more

In this week’s Privacy Tracker global legislative roundup, read about the latest to voice support for a U.S. federal privacy law, including Google’s Sundar Pichai and U.S. Federal Trade Commission Chair Joseph Simons. The European Data Protection Board released...

Selling personal data is not worth much

After his involvement as a data breach victim, Wired’s Gregory Barber writes that he decided to sell his data for profit. “I’d begun this project with plans to be at the vanguard of the new data economy, to break my data free of its corporate silos and sell it...

2018’s top 10 resources in the IAPP Resource Center

As we close out yet another year of phenomenal growth in the privacy industry and here at the IAPP, Senior Content Manager Emily Leach, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, offers this look at our most-accessed resources. You'll see that despite California's best efforts, the EU General...