Welcome to Our Blog

Recorded Summit sessions now available

Didn't have a chance to catch the IAPP's Global Privacy Summit last month? Not to worry. The IAPP now has available a selection of sessions likely to have lasting business value via our On Demand Videos section of the IAPP Store. Formatted so the viewer gets the...

Is this a perfect storm toward Privacy Shield’s demise?

From its very beginning, rising from the ashes of the debunked Safe Harbor, Privacy Shield has been on shaky ground. However, fresh concern from the European Parliament and a “Schrems II� referral to the Court of Justice of the European Union have put its future...

IAB releases Transparency & Consent Framework

IAB Europe and IAB Technology Laboratory released the technical specifications for its Transparency & Consent Framework designed to help organizations comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation. The framework will aid organizations in allowing users to be...

Peter Swire named Andrew Carnegie Fellow

Georgia Tech reports that Peter Swire, CIPP/US, the Elizabeth and Tommy Holder chair of law and ethics in the Scheller College of Business, was named part of the 2018 class of Andrew Carnegie Fellows, a program designed to support significant research, writing and...

Facebook CTO speaks at UK Parliamentary hearing

Speaking at a U.K. Parliamentary Committee hearing, Facebook Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer said that while the company required apps to have terms and conditions, the company did not read all of them, CNBC reports. When asked why Facebook did not share news...

FTC accepting comments on Privacy Act alterations

The Federal Trade Commission announced it is accepting comments on the proposed alterations to the system of records notices under the Privacy Act. The FTC made the modifications to give it the ability to share information with other agencies following a data breach....

Uber making changes to bug bounty program

Uber will be making changes to its bug bounty program as it addresses the concerns surrounding its response to its 2016 data breach, Reuters reports. Uber Chief Information Security Officer John Flynn went over the alterations the ride-hailing company will be making....

European Commission announces plans to bolster AI

The European Commission announced its plans to bolster the future of artificial intelligence across all the member states. The Commission seeks to increase AI investment by at least 20 billion euros by 2020 and will aid this effort by offering 1.5 billion euros to the...

ICO releases guidance on hiring, supporting DPOs

The U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office released a resource organizations can follow on data protection officers ahead of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. The resource has a checklist on appointing a DPO, where the DPO is positioned within an...

New from Ponemon: 40 percent won’t be GDPR compliant May 25

Surveying more than 1,000 companies in the United States and European Union, the Ponemon Institute has teamed up with McDermott Will and Emery on new research about General Data Protection Regulation preparation by organizations of all kinds. Participants in this...

Egan returning as Facebook CPO

Facebook Head of Policy Erin Egan will be returning to the role of chief privacy officer within the company, TechCrunch reports. Current Facebook Vice President of Mobile and Global Access Policy and former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin will...

Most member states won’t be ready for the GDPR

The EU's incoming General Data Protection Regulation is, as the name makes clear, a regulation. And while member states don’t need to pass equivalent national laws, each member state does still need to update its national data protection law in order to align it...

New study highlights lack of GDPR preparedness

Recently, we endeavored to conduct a new major survey, sponsored by our internationally focused law firm McDermott Will & Emery and carried out by the Ponemon Institute (hat tip to the IAPP for helping with some question development). Quite simply, it has revealed...