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Facebook Privacy Sherpas, the Internet of Things, and Other Privacy + Security Updates

By Daniel J. Solove and Paul M. Schwartz This post is co-authored with Professor Paul M. Schwartz. This post is part of a post series where we round up some of the interesting news and resources we’re finding. For a PDF version of this post, and for archived issues of previous posts, click here. […]

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Drones, Data Breaches, Cramming, and Other Privacy + Security Updates

by Daniel J. Solove This post is co-authored with Professor Paul M. Schwartz. This post is part of a post series where we round up some of the interesting news and resources we’re finding. For a PDF version of this post, and for archived issues of previous posts, click here. We became quite busy after […]

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The Undying Death of Privacy

by Daniel J. Solove “Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” — Privacy I am growing weary of hearing news of the end of privacy or the death of privacy. Like news of the apocalypse, it seems as though declarations of the looming end of privacy are endless. […]

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Notable Privacy and Security Books 2014

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There were quite a number of books published about privacy and security issues last year, and I would like to highlight a few notable ones. A few books came out in late 2014 and have an early 2015 publication date. I’m including them here. The books are in no particular order. […]

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The Sony Data Breach: 3 Painful Lessons

  by Daniel J. Solove The Sony data breach is an exclamation mark on a year that is already known as the” Year of the Data Breach.” This data breach is the kind that makes even the least squeamish avert their eyes and wince. There are at least three things that this breach can teach […]

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Privacy and Security Developments 2014 Issue 1

by Daniel J. Solove Issue 2014 No. 1 This post is co-authored with Professor Paul M. Schwartz. We spend a lot of time staying up to date so we can update our casebooks and reference books, so we thought we would share with you some of the interesting news and resources we’re finding. We plan […]

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People Care About Privacy Despite Their Behavior

It is often said that people don’t care much about privacy these days given how much information they expose about themselves. But survey after survey emphatically concludes that people really do care about privacy. […]

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The Privacy Pillory and the Security Rack: The Enforcement Toolkit

by Daniel J. Solove Are privacy and security laws being enforced effectively? This post is post #2 in a series called Enforcing Privacy and Security Laws. See the end of this post for links to other posts in this series. What kind of sanctions do privacy and security laws use for enforcement? In this post, […]

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Why the C-Suite Should Have Coffee with the Privacy and Security Officers Every Week

  by Daniel J. Solove As I discussed in a previous post, the two key things that organizations can do to prevent data incidents can be summed up in a simple rhyme: The C-Suite must care The workforce must be aware In this post, I want to focus on the “C-Suite” – a term used […]

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What Is Sensitive Data? Different Definitions in Privacy Law

by Daniel J. Solove I was corresponding with K. Royal the other day, as she was graciously providing some feedback on a training program I created, and we got to talking about sensitive data. In their privacy laws, many countries designate a special category of data called “sensitive data” that receives especially stringent protections. The […]

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