by Daniel J. Solove
I recently presented at the ABA Antitrust Spring Meeting about privacy and data security training on a panel called “Compliance Tools for In-House Chief Privacy Officers.” I discussed why all organizations should have privacy training and what makes privacy training effective. I thought I’d share with you the gist of my talk.
The short answer – an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Privacy and security incidents can leave gaping wounds, and training can reduce the risk.
I recently created this 2-minute comical cartoon vignette to teach about the importance of privacy and apps. Far too often, apps are not designed with privacy in mind, and people install apps without considering the privacy implications.
More About Apps and Privacy
• FPF & CDT, Best Practices for Mobile App Developers
• Pew Internet Survey, Privacy and Data Management on Mobile Devices
• FTC, Mobile Apps for Kids: Current Privacy Disclosures Are Disappointing
• New York Times Bits Blog, Consumers Say No to Mobile Apps That Grab Too Much Data
• Washington Post Post Tech Blog, App Developers, Privacy Advocates Work Out Suggestions for Policy Disclosure
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This post was authored by Professor Daniel J. Solove, who through TeachPrivacy develops computer-based privacy training, data security training, HIPAA training, and many other forms of training on privacy and security topics. This post was originally posted on his blog at LinkedIn, where Solove is an “LinkedIn Influencer.” His blog has more than 600,000 followers.
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by Daniel J. Solove
Increasingly, educational institutions and state entities handling student data are hiring outside companies to perform cloud computing functions related to managing personal information.
The benefits of cloud computing are that outside entities might be more sophisticated at managing personal data. These entities may be able to manage data more inexpensively and effectively than the educational institution could do itself. In many cases, cloud computing providers can provide better security than the educational institutions can.