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GDPR Cartoon: Taking Privacy Seriously

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I created this cartoon to illustrate the fact that despite the increasing risk that privacy violations pose to an organization, many organizations are not increasing the funding and resources devoted to privacy.  More work gets thrown onto the shoulders of under-resourced privacy departments. It is time that the C-Suite (upper management) wakes up to the […]

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The Triumph of the Privacy Profession: An Interview with Bamberger and Mulligan

The past 20 years have seen the remarkable emergence of the privacy profession. Starting from nothing, this profession originally included a handful of people called Chief Privacy Officers (CPOs). Nobody grew up saying they wanted to be a CPO. Nobody knew what CPOs did. […]

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Security Professionals in High Demand

by Daniel J. Solove According to a study, the number of cybersecurity job listings increased 74% from 2007 to 2013.  This was more than double the growth rate of IT jobs. In a survey earlier this year of ISACA members, 86% stated that there is a “global shortage of skilled cybersecurity professionals.” According to a […]

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How to Enter the Privacy Profession

by Daniel J. Solove The privacy profession is growing by leaps and bounds, but entering it is tricky. My law students and others frequently ask me how they can enter the privacy field. Most jobs seem to require a few years of experience, but the privacy profession is still relatively new, and getting this experience […]

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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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Why Did inBloom Die? A Hard Lesson About Education Privacy

by Daniel J. Solove For any organization who doesn’t take privacy seriously, the demise of inBoom should be a loud wake up call. Funded by $100 million from the Gates Foundation, inBloom was a non-profit organization aiming to store student data so that school officials and teachers could use it to learn about their students […]

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5 Things School Officials Must Know About Privacy

Video 5 Things School Officials Must Know About Privacy

by Daniel J. Solove I have produced a new short video called 5 Things School Officials Must Know About Privacy.  The video addresses the most important points that school officials should know when it comes to privacy. These points are: Protecting privacy involves much more than following FERPA. Just because software and services can do […]

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