The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go into effect on May 25, 2018. The GDPR strengthens privacy protections in the EU and includes a number of additional rights and responsibilities.
For Data Privacy Day this year, I’m happy to make available for the day two new short privacy training programs I created in collaboration with Intel. Ordinarily, I require a login to view my training programs, but for this day, I have put them outside the wall for anyone to see. So click on the […]
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 […]
I have produced a new Privacy Shield training course that provides a short introduction to the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework. Privacy Shield is an arrangement reached between the EU and US for companies to transfer data about EU citizens to the US. Privacy Shield replaces the Safe Harbor Arrangement, which was invalidated in 2015 in […]
When is a person harmed by a privacy violation? The U.S. Supreme Court just handed down a decision in an important case, Spokeo Inc. v. Robins. Plaintiff Thomas Robins sued Spokeo under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) because Spokeo had inaccurate information about him in its profile. Spokeo’s profiles are used by potential employers […]
Please stop by the TeachPrivacy booth at the expo at the IAPP Summit. 1. Play our new game. See if you can spot all the privacy and data security risks in this scene. Pick up a copy of the scene, see our poster, and try out our interactive module.
After years of careful study and extensive analysis, I have arrived at a solution to all the privacy and data security problems worldwide. Although I’ve been advised that I shouldn’t give away such a perfect solution to such a vexing problem for free, my drive to altruism is simply too strong. Without further ado . […]
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.
The passing of Justice Antonin Scalia has brought a wave of speculation about current and future U.S. Supreme Court cases. One area where there might be a significant impact will be the 4th Amendment, which provides the primary constitutional protection against government surveillance and information gathering. A new justice could usher in a dramatic expansion […]
Last year, the death of the US-EU Safe Harbor Arrangement sent waves of shock and despair to the approximately 4500 companies that used this mechanism to transfer personal data from the US to the EU. But a new day has dawned.