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The Senate Commerce Committee held a second hearing on consumer data privacy, this time with privacy advocates

This past Wednesday, the Senate Commerce Committee held another hearing on consumer data privacy, this time giving voice to prominent privacy advocates. Previous testimony in September from leading technology businesses focused on concerns with the complexity of having to comply with a patchwork of different state privacy regulations, broad definitions of “personal information” in the … Continue Reading

NIST announces project to develop new Privacy Framework

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced recently that it has launched a collaborative project to develop a voluntary privacy framework to help organizations manage risk. According to NIST Director Walter G. Copan, “The development of a privacy framework through an open process of stakeholder engagement is intended to … Continue Reading

Email tracking services – are they really worth it?

As illustrated in this recent article in Wired, email tracking services and their counterparts, anti-tracking services, have been rapidly gaining ground on the web; to the point that 40% of all email being sent, and 99% of the majority of the emails you receive (newsletters, marketing materials, notifications and transactional emails) are now being tracked. … Continue Reading

The more people interact with AI, the more they like it – but that doesn’t diminish their privacy fears

According to a recent Genpact study: Nearly two-thirds of consumers (63%) are worried that Artificial Intelligence is going to make decisions that will impact their lives without their knowledge Less than one-third (30%) are at least “fairly comfortable” with the idea of companies using AI to access their personal data Almost three-quarters (71%) say they … Continue Reading

CNIL’s GUIDANCE FOR PROCESSORS – ANSWERS TO YOUR MOST PRESSING QUESTIONS

See European Regulation on the Protection of Personal Data Guide Sub-Contractor Edition, September 2017. Are you a contractor within the meaning of European Regulation on data protection? Are you subject to EU regulation on data protection? What is the main change introduced by the European regulation for contractors? What are your obligations as of May … Continue Reading

PIAs & DETERMINATION OF RISK UNDER GDPR – THE LATEST:

The Article 29 Working Party updated the Guidelines on PIAs and evaluation of risk guidance on October 4, 2017: Guidelines on Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) and determining whether processing is “likely to result in a high risk” for the purposes of Regulation 2016/679 CNIL created a PIA Infography to outline the main principles. Keep … Continue Reading

Your Car and GDPR

CNIL, the French DPA, published a new Compliance Pack called “Connected Vehicles: A Compliance Pack for Responsible Data Use” on October 17, 2017. CNIL broke its guidance into three scenarios: Personal data remains in the car Personal data is transmitted externally to provide a service to the individual Personal data is transmitted outside to trigger … Continue Reading

GDPR Data Breach & Profiling Guidelines and last chance to comment!

The Article 29 Working Party published two Guidelines related to GDPR: Guidelines on Personal data breach notification under Regulation 2016/679, wp250 Guidelines on automated individual decision-making and profiling for the purposes of Regulation 2016/679, wp251 The Guidelines are open for comments until November, 28, 2017. Comments should be sent to JUST-ARTICLE29WP-SEC@ec.europa.eu and presidenceg29@cnil.fr.… Continue Reading

ePrivacy Regulation On Track

The Council of the European Union published a revised version of the ePrivacy Regulation (EPR) which will be discussed at the September 19, 20 and 25th meetings of the Working Party for Telecommunications and Information Society.  The EPR is keeping on track to meet its deadline of May 2018.  As a regulation, it will be … Continue Reading
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