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Robocall firm exposes US voter data

A political campaign and robocalling company has left a trove of voter files exposed online, ZDNet reports. Claiming it can "reach thousands of voters instantly," the Virginia-based company's misconfiguration allowed hundreds of thousands of voter files — which...

How DNA tech is revolutionizing police investigations

NBC News reports on consumer DNA sites and the effect they are having on law enforcement's ability to solve cold-case murders. Parabon NanoLabs, for example, and its researcher, CeCe Moore, have helped police solve five such murders since May. The company meshes...

European Commission adopts ‘Communication’ on Brexit

In a news release, the European Commission said it has adopted a "Communication outlining the ongoing work on the preparation for all outcomes of the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union." The release notes that the U.K.'s pending withdrawal from the EU...

House subcommittee to FTC: What do you need from us?

In a hearing at the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection, representatives sought to hear from the newly confirmed Federal Trade Commission whether it had the tools and resources it needs to protect consumers from...

Tech coalition urges Congress confirm PCLOB nominees

The Reform Government Surveillance coalition — a group of technology companies, including Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter — wants the U.S. Senate "to act promptly on the nominations of Adam Klein, Ed Felten, and Jane Nitze to be members of the...

Mortensen: On tackling multiple data demands

In a column for Global Banking & Finance Review, InterSystems Data Protection Officer of Global Trust & Privacy Ken Mortensen, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, CIPM, discusses the evolving role of the chief data officer over the years. He notes, with increased use of digital...

At House hearing, FTC asks for stronger tools

In a hearing at the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection, representatives sought to hear from the newly confirmed Federal Trade Commission about whether the agency has the tools and resources it needs to protect U.S....

2019 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule Summary

With CMS's new proposal, they hope to modernize Medicare payment policies, promoting access to virtual care, saving Medicare beneficiaries time and money while improving access to high-quality services no matter where they live.

Uber names first-ever CPO, DPO

When current Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi came on board a year ago, replacing founding CEO Travis Kalanick, the ride-sharing company saw privacy as a shared responsibility across teams versus concentrated within a centralized office, reports Angelique Carson,...

Uber hires first-ever CPO

It's hard to think back to a time before Uber was making headlines in one way or another. This week, for example, the company is mailing out checks to drivers as the result of a Federal Trade Commission settlement that it exaggerated earning potential in...