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Mass. court rules police records are public information

A recent ruling from Suffolk Superior Court in Massachusetts makes certain police records publicly available, prohibiting law enforcement from withholding information on lists of people jailed, arrested police officers' mug shots, and police reports on...

Deven McGraw joins Silicon Valley medical record startup

Deven McGraw has announced she will join Ciitizen, a Silicon Valley startup focused on easing patient access to medical records, FierceHealthcare reports. Most recently, McGraw served as the deputy director for health information privacy at the Department of Health...

The concerns related to offshoring PHI

GovInfoSecurity reports on the issues around storing personal information on offshore servers. For health care organizations that rely on offshore vendors to handle protected health information, it is important to understand that while...

Study: IT security spending to top $96.3B in 2018

A report released by Gartner finds worldwide IT-security spending will increase 8 percent in 2018, rising to $96.3 billion, Dark Reading reports. Notable increases include a 9.7 percent jump in identity-access management ahead of compliance efforts for the EU General...

Roundup: Canada, Germany, India, US and more

The Canadian Supreme Court has ruled that in some circumstances text messages may be considered private even after they’ve been sent, plus Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien has weighed in on both the Liberal government’s...

How DPAs have grown (and shrunk)

As the world gets ever more digital, and more products and services access personal data, the job of regulating privacy and data protection gets tougher. How are data protection authorities responding? In many cases, by growing staff and budget. Using data from...

Global News Roundup — December 4-11, 2017

The Canadian Supreme Court has ruled that in some circumstances text messages may be considered private even after they’ve been sent, plus Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien has weighed in on both the Liberal government’s...

CISSP Spotlight: James Packer

Name: James Packer Title: Security and Cloud Specialist Employer: KPMG UK LLP Location: London, UK Education: Information Technology and Security Years in IT: 10 Years in Cybersecurity: 5 Cybersecurity Certifications: CISSP, CCSP, CIS F ISO27001   How did...

Notes from the IAPP Publications Editor, Dec. 8, 2017

Greetings from Portsmouth, NH! During yet another busy week here at IAPP headquarters, the most notable privacy news story to affect the U.S. was the Article 29 Working Party's opinion of the first annual review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield...

Report: Phishing attackers are ‘upping their game’

In a new Krebs on Security post, security researcher Brian Krebs writes that adversaries are getting better at phishing attacks and provides steps a user can take to avoid falling for the next level of phishing sophistication. Anti-phishing firm Phishlabs reports that...

EU plans to file amicus on ‘Microsoft v. US’

Reuters reports the European Union will file an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court regarding the Microsoft v. U.S. case. The case has continued to go back and forth, with the U.S. Department of Justice most recently appealing a decision in favor of Microsoft...

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