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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: 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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The Funniest Privacy and Security Stock Photos

Daniel Solove
Founder of TeachPrivacy

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I’ve been creating security and privacy awareness training for years, and I am always in the hunt for good stock photos to illustrate these issues.  I thought I’d share with you some of the most ridiculous ones I’ve come across.

For the past four years, I’ve posted just the funniest hacker stock photos, but this year, I thought I’d broaden the focus and include more privacy and security topics.  Without further delay, here they are . . .

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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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