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Gates supports federal US privacy law

Bill Gates has become the latest tech figure to call for a federal U.S. privacy law, The Hill reports. "The notion that this ability to identify anyone, that we’re going to think about how do businesses get to use that and how does the government use that? It makes...

Alabama approves PLS certification

The Alabama Bar Association approved the Privacy Law Specialist certification, administered by the IAPP and accredited by the American Bar Association, AL.com reports. This is the ninth specialty designation recognized in the state. "There is an increasing importance...

Op-ed: Why securing home address data is important

An op-ed for The New York Times states that there are steps tech companies and regulators can take to return some degree of privacy back to Americans, beginning with securing people’s home address data. It argues that cleaning up the information displayed by search...

Global News Roundup — Dec. 10–17, 2018

In this week's Privacy Tracker global legislative roundup, read about the latest to voice support for a U.S. federal privacy law, including Google's Sundar Pichai and U.S. Federal Trade Commission Chair Joseph Simons. The European Data Protection Board released its...

Data breach reporting rises over course of 2018

The Financial Times reports the number of data breach notifications sent to the U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office has risen over the course of 2018. From June to August, the ICO received 82 reports about undisclosed breaches. The figure is up from the 31 breach...

Survey: UK HR teams could be violating GDPR

A survey from HR solutions provider CIPHR found nearly a third of human resources teams in the U.K. do not meet requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation, theHRDIRECTOR reports. Of the 137 HR professionals in the U.K. polled, 83 percent said they have...

The top 10 resources of 2018

As we close out yet another year of phenomenal growth in in the privacy industry and here at the IAPP, we offer this look at our most-accessed resources. You'll see that despite California's best efforts, the GDPR has held on tight to its top-dog status in the minds...

Notes from the IAPP Publications Editor, Dec. 14, 2018

Greetings from Portsmouth, NH! I don't know about you, but with year's end just around the corner, it feels like a mad dash to tie up loose ends, wrap up year-long projects, and, well, scramble to complete all those last-minute, holiday errands. It's hard to believe...

New report finds AI use increasing among marketers

The recent Salesforce "State of Marketing" report shows that an increasing number of marketers are using artificial intelligence to connect with customers, ZDNet reports. The report, which surveyed 4,100 marketing leaders worldwide, found that in 2018, 29 percent now...

CNIL’s warning to Fidzup offers GDPR consent lessons

TechCrunch reports on the work startup company Fidzup had to do to comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation after it was warned of consent violations by France’s data protection authority, the CNIL. The agency told Fidzup it could not rely on data...

FTC Chair Simons voices support for federal US privacy law

U.S. Federal Trade Commission Chair Joseph Simons said he is in favor of a federal privacy law but offered warnings about its potential consequences, AdExchanger reports. Speaking in front of a Judiciary Subcommittee, Simons said a federal privacy law “could have an...