PRIVACY + SECURITY BLOG

News, Developments, and Insights

ALI Principles of Law, Data Privacy

I’m thrilled that, the American Law Institute (ALI) has approved the Principles of the Law, Data Privacy. Professor Paul Schwartz and I were co-reporters on the project.  According to the ALI press release: “The Principles seek to provide a set of best practices for entities that collect and control data concerning individuals and guidance for […]

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Anatomy of a Privacy Law

I was recently giving a presentation about new privacy laws, and I created the infographic above to catalog the various elements that privacy laws often have.  Going through this list can help to assess how complete a privacy law is.  For example, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is often compared to the General Data […]

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Please Join Us at the International Privacy and Security Forum (April 3-5, 2019)

I hope that you can join us for the International Privacy+Security Forum (April 3-5, 2019 in Washington, DC). The International Privacy+Security Forum is an annual sister event to the Privacy+Security Forum, an annual event held in October at George Washington University in Washington, DC.  The Int’l Forum event focuses on privacy and security laws from […]

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Cartoon: Artificial Intelligence

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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