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Cartoon: Data Subject Access Requests Under the CCPA and GDPR

Daniel Solove
Founder of TeachPrivacy

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This cartoon is about data subject access requests (DSARs) — sometimes called “subject access requests” (SARs).  The GDPR Article 15 provides for DSARs.  The new California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) provides individuals with a right to learn about the personal data collected and shared about them over the past 12 months.

For more background about DSARs, see this great guide to DSARs by WireWheel.

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Cartoon: Data Minimization

Daniel Solove
Founder of TeachPrivacy

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This privacy cartoon is about data minimization, a principle embodied in many privacy laws.  Under the data minimization principle, organizations are to collect, process, or share only the minimum necessary personal data to achieve their purpose.  There’s a lot of hat tipping to data minimization, but this principle is often not followed enough.  Far too often, personal data is collected without any particular purpose in mind and far too much is shared than necessary.

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Cartoon: The CCPA, a Federal Comprehensive Privacy Law, and Preemption

Daniel Solove
Founder of TeachPrivacy

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For years, many policymakers, industry representatives, and commentators were opposed to a comprehensive federal privacy law.  They typical federalism arguments were often trotted out. Then, in 2018, California passed the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Now, there seems to be a chorus for a comprehensive federal privacy law with preemption.  I’ll be posting soon about my thoughts on a federal law and on preemption.

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Cartoon: Data Breach Notification

Daniel Solove
Founder of TeachPrivacy

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This cartoon is about data breach notification.  All 50 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico now have data breach notification laws, and breach notification laws are spreading around the globe.  And, as is often said in data security, it’s not whether a breach will happen, but when . . .

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Cartoon: Artificial Intelligence

Daniel Solove
Founder of TeachPrivacy

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This cartoon about artificial intelligence is based on something I often hear — that it is impossible to understand how certain decisions are made by certain algorithms.  I wonder whether this problem is due to the fact that not enough effort is being devoted to addressing ethical issues such as the transparency of the decisionmaking process.  It’s easy to say in the abstract that ethics is important.  But to truly matter, ethics must be a part of the primary design process, not a secondary consideration.  The amount of innovation going into new technology is staggering.  Although time and effort are being spent on ethics, far less innovation is going into developing the ethical part of technological design.

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