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Cartoon: Algorithmic Transparency

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This cartoon is about algorithmic transparency. Today, more and more decisions are being made by algorithms.  The logic and functioning of these algorithms is increasingly complex and opaque to people. Today, the new buzzwords are “artificial intelligence” and “machine learning.”  AI and machine learning represent a number of different but related things, but what they […]

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Cartoon: Multi-Jurisdictional Privacy Law Compliance

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This cartoon depicts the challenges of multi-jurisdictional privacy law compliance. In 2018, organizations scrambled to comply with the GDPR.  In 2019, businesses are scrambling to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).  And, there will be a new referendum on privacy law in California next year — CCPA 2.0.  There’s a flurry of legislative […]

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Cartoon: Cookies and the GDPR

Cartoon Cookies and the GDPR

This cartoon depicts how, after the GDPR, countless websites have cookie notices and require agreeing to accept cookies.  I find these cookie notices to be form over substance.  These notices are virtually meaningless and don’t help consumers. They are a nuisance.  They give privacy a bad name because people start to think that privacy is […]

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Cartoon on Data Breach

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This cartoon is about evolution of data breaches, which began to grab headlines back in 2005, thanks in large part to California’s data breach notification law — the first of such laws.  Since that time, every state has passed breach notification laws, and there are breach notification laws sprouting up around the world.  Every day, […]

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Cartoon: Data Subject Access Requests Under the CCPA and GDPR

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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 […]

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Cartoon: Data Minimization

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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 […]

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Cartoon: Data Breach Notification

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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

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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 […]

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Cartoon: Artificial Intelligence

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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 […]

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