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Facebook bringing Messenger Kids to Canada, Peru

Facebook announced it will be expanding its Messenger Kids app to Canada and Peru as it seeks to offer the service to more countries outside of the United States, CNET reports. Facebook is making the move despite criticism from advocacy groups arguing too much...

Personal data protection is a constitutional right in Chile

Law No. 21.096 amending the Chilean Constitution was published June 16, thus establishing the protection of personal data as a constitutional right. Through this amendment, personal data protection was established as an autonomous right, but related to the right to...

Bill would give OPC more regulatory powers

A bill has been introduced aimed at giving the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada regulatory powers, iPolitics reports. Bill C-413 would allow the commissioner to administer penalties and conduct investigations and audits during suspected violations of the...

‘Sextortion’ cases continue to pop up in Canada

CBC reports on the handling of "sextortion" cases in Canada. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Newfoundland and Labrador released a statement saying they have seen "reports of several incidents in the province," while Nova Scotia's RCMP has seen six cases since...

Notes from the IAPP Europe Managing Director, 22 June 2018

Greetings from Brussels! An interesting article in The New York Times caught my attention recently about content moderation, which I think merits some comment. Facebook, as we know, is no stranger to the media spotlight and continues to retain their place in the...

Notes from the iappANZ, 22 June 2018

Greetings from Portsmouth, New Hampshire! It's annual IAPP Board Meeting time here at the IAPP home offices, and that always leads to lots of deep thinking about the future and the needs of privacy professionals as they will develop over the next 5, 10, even 20 years....

On designing for ‘effortless’ privacy

Designing for privacy has long been discussed and, in many cases, implemented. "Some mainstream manufacturers are integrating privacy solutions into their physical product designs," writes Allon Bar, an independent consultant specializing in ethical and user-centric...

Email security company opens two data centers in Germany

Email security company Mimecast opened two data centers in Frankfurt, Germany, MediaPost reports. Spurred by the country’s “cautious yet pragmatic approach to cloud,� Mimecast CEO Peter Bauer said the new centers will allow the company to “help organizations...

Op-ed: EU policy should support AI development

In an op-ed for the EUobserver, Nick Wallace writes that the European Union’s current approach to artificial intelligence will hurt its ability to become a leader in AI. Wallace writes that while the EU funds AI research, the requirements of the new EU General Data...