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Video – Privacy and Women’s Equality, Leadership, and Mentorship

Privacy and Women’s Equality, Leadership, and Mentorship

In this video, we discuss Privacy and Women’s Equality, Leadership, and Mentorship with Alisa Bergman (Adobe), Lindsey Finch (Salesforce), Tanneasha Gordon (Deloitte) and Susan Markel (Wirewheel). I hosted this discussion along with Justin Antonipillai (Wirewheel). […]

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Prime Time for Privacy

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Over at Bloomberg Law, I have a short essay entitled Prime Time for Privacy.  From the essay: The GDPR is a tremendous step forward for the privacy profession, but the maturity of the profession is what makes GDPR compliance possible. The privacy profession serves a profound societal role. This is the profession that will help shape […]

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Privacy Cartoon: Privacy Budget vs. Security Budget

Cartoon Privacy vs. Security Budget

  My cartoon depicts the discrepancy in the security and privacy budgets at many organizations.  Of course, the cartoon is an exaggeration.  In an IAPP survey of Chief Privacy Officers at Fortune 1000 companies in 2014, privacy budgets were nearly half of what security budgets were.  That’s actually better for privacy than many might expect. […]

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An Updated List of Privacy Law Fellowships

Fellowships can be a great way to kick start a career in privacy law.  I have added new fellowships the list I published in February 2016, as well as updated deadlines and other relevant information.  Click here to see the fully updated list of privacy fellowships.  If you know of others I should add, please email me. […]

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The Need for a Privacy Profession Pathway: An Open Call for Privacy Law Fellowships

Privacy Profession Pathway

The privacy law profession is growing tremendously, but there is a challenge that we’re facing, one that I’d like to enlist your help in addressing – the bottleneck problem.  There is a huge bottleneck at the entry point to the field.  So I am calling on organizations to address this bottleneck by offering fellowships to […]

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The Triumph of the Privacy Profession: An Interview with Bamberger and Mulligan

The past 20 years have seen the remarkable emergence of the privacy profession. Starting from nothing, this profession originally included a handful of people called Chief Privacy Officers (CPOs). Nobody grew up saying they wanted to be a CPO. Nobody knew what CPOs did. […]

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A List of Privacy Law Fellowships

One way to enter the privacy profession is to do a fellowship, and fortunately, an increasing number of fellowship opportunities are emerging. I have written about the challenges of breaking in to the privacy law profession, especially the challenges that recent law school graduates will face.  There are no established career paths in this field […]

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Teaching Information Privacy Law

I originally posted a version of this post more than 10 years ago, in 2005.  I think it is important to re-post it, with a few updates. I strongly recommend teaching information privacy law in law schools.  I have authored several textbooks in the field, and I know that this might seem like a self-plug.  […]

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Security Professionals in High Demand

by Daniel J. Solove According to a study, the number of cybersecurity job listings increased 74% from 2007 to 2013.  This was more than double the growth rate of IT jobs. In a survey earlier this year of ISACA members, 86% stated that there is a “global shortage of skilled cybersecurity professionals.” According to a […]

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