Bill Aims to Fill Consumer Health Device Data Privacy 'Gap'

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Also, House Committee Scrutinizes Google/Ascension Patient Data Sharing Deal In the wake of Google's plan to buy Fitbit, two U.S. senators have introduced legislation that aims to protect the privacy of consumer health data collected on wearable devices.

Congress Scrutinizes Facebook Health Data Privacy Complaint

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Committee Demands Answers About Consumers' Complaint Filed With FTC A Congressional committee is demanding Facebook provide answers concerning a complaint filed with the FTC alleging misleading privacy practices involving personal health information.

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Democrats Pose Phone Data Privacy Questions to FCC

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Operationalize Data Privacy


Today’s organizations need to mobilize governance, security, and data resources to tackle enterprise-wide data privacy initiatives. Delivering an effective data privacy program can be challenging, but it’s not insurmountable.

Federal Data Privacy Bill Takes Aim at Tech Giants


The COPRA legislation would provide GDPR-like data protections, and create a new FTC enforcement bureau. Government Privacy cantwell copra Data Privacy data protections enforcement bureau federal law fines FTC GDPR legislation private lawsuits senate bill tech giants

Consumer Data Privacy Rights: Emerging Tech Blurs Lines


Data privacy is a fundamental right for Americans - but new emerging technologies like drone, IoT and facial recognition are introducing gray areas.

Amazon executive challenges Facebook’s Clegg on user data privacy

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Facebook has come under fire for giving third-parties access to user data, particularly in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Amazon Data privacy Facebook

New Data Privacy Regulations

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Right now, the only way we can force these companies to take our privacy more seriously is through the market. First, none of us do business directly with these data brokers. I could complain to the companies I do business with who sell my data to Equifax, but I don't know who they are.

The 2019 Health Data Privacy Regulatory Outlook

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Privacy attorney David Holtzman pinpoints three key issues to watch Attorney David Holtzman Highlights Three Issues to Track What are the top regulatory trends to look for in the healthcare sector in 2019?

California data privacy compromise in peril

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Data privacy rules Customer data Data managementNew plans for a ballot initiative in November 2020 threaten to overturn concessions that financial institutions, tech firms and other companies have won from state lawmakers.

FTC Calling for National Data Privacy Law: Data Privacy Trends

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Sure, we’ve talked about California’s Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). And, we’ve also noted that there are at least 15 state data privacy laws that are working their way through the legislative process. But, is there anybody pushing for a national data privacy law?

Attitudes, actions around data privacy protections don't go far enough

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An effective program to enable business to use data while also managing risk and ensuring compliance must reflect three interlocking components: privacy, data governance and risk management. Data privacy rules GDPR Data management

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Data privacy fight continues in California, D.C. and beyond

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California’s new law gives people the right to learn what personal data companies have collected and for them to request those companies refrain from selling that information. Compliance Data privacy rules Data security

Data privacy challenges will increase in 2020 with actual enforcement

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Data privacy rules Social media Internet of thingsOur digital identity is strewn across devices, software, and applications and if we don’t know what exists or how it can be found, we are leaving a wealth of information unprotected.

Nevada adds a data privacy opt-out right to protect consumers

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The state has followed in California’s footsteps by enacting enhancements to its own consumer data privacy law to provide consumers with the right to opt-out of the sale of their personal information. Data privacy Data privacy rules Data security

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Think differently about data privacy to deliver digital transformation


Data privacy isn’t about compliance — it’s about customers. 75% of organizations consider the safeguarding of customers’ data privacy to be a competitive differentiator, according to a survey by Forrester. Embrace privacy-by-design.

Federal Data Privacy Legislation Needed


The House Committee on Energy and Commerce recently heard testimony from privacy rights activists and technology industry groups on how to protect consumer privacy in the era of big data. All witnesses agreed that the Federal government needs to enact Federal data privacy legislation, though they disagreed on what exactly the legislation should cover. The Pulse of ITAD e-scrap news federal data privacy law Pulse of ITAD

AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon Blasted For Data Privacy Policies


4 to outline how they plan to better protect customer data privacy. Privacy AT&T Black Hat Data Data Privacy DEFCON Sprint T-Mobile telecom VerizonA U.S. senator is giving the four telecommunications companies until Sept.

Apple CEO Demands Federal Data Privacy Legislation


Apple CEO Tim Cook has called on the government to double down on data privacy regulation in 2019. Government Privacy apple California Consumer Privacy Act data breach Data Privacy privacy law

GDPR: Data Privacy Laws in Financial Services

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In this blog, I am addressing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and all the regulations that come with it. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European Union (EU) regulation on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the EU.

Does the Colorado Data Privacy Law Affect You?


When a strengthened Colorado data privacy law took effect on September 1, 2018, the state joined others (including California and Massachusetts) in becoming more proactive on data protection by passing laws aimed at safeguarding consumer data.

Data Privacy Laws in Financial Services: NYDFS 500

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In my previous post, I discussed what data privacy is and why it’s important? In my post today I want to discuss data privacy laws, specifically involving New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) 23 NYCRR 500.

Helen Nissenbaum on Data Privacy and Consent

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This is a fantastic Q&A with NYU Law Professor Helen Nissenbaum on data privacy and why it's wrong to focus on consent. datacollection dataprotection interviews privacy

Take Action on Data Privacy Day


Data Privacy Day takes place annually on January 28th in recognition of the January 28, 1981 signing of Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty concerning privacy and data protection. This day, led officially by The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) , is an international effort to “create awareness about the importance of respecting privacy, safeguarding data, and enabling trust”.

What are the best books on data privacy?

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Organisations are always looking for affordable ways to keep their data secure, but sometimes the simplest solutions are the best – and nothing beats the simplicity of a book. EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – An Implementation and Compliance Guide.

New data privacy regulations could mark the chief data officer’s time to shine

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Data privacy rules Data security Customer dataOne thing is clear: it will take strong leadership and significant expertise to navigate what looks certain to be an interpretative minefield.

What is data privacy, really, and what tools are required for it?

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Data privacy requirements necessitate not only identifying the location and nature of impacted data, but also the flow and transformation that it takes throughout the application landscape. Data privacy Data security GDPR

What's Ahead for Health Data Privacy, Security in 2019?

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Consultant Rebecca Herold Offers Predictions for the Coming Year This was an eventful year for healthcare cybersecurity and privacy incidents and developments. Here are eight predictions from privacy and security expert Rebecca Herold But what's ahead for 2019?

Google-Citi partnership stirs data privacy concerns

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Questions about the search giant's planned use of transactional data resonate not only with wary consumers, but also with banks, lawmakers and regulators concerned about the tech industry’s growing reach. Data privacy Data security Google

ROUNDTABLE: Huge Capital One breach shows too little is being done to preserve data privacy

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Company officials at Capital One Financial Corp ought to have a crystal clear idea of what to expect next — after admitting to have allowed a gargantuan data breach. Related: Hackers direct botnets to manipulate business logic Thompson is accused of pilfering sensitive data for 100 million US and 6 million Canadian bank patrons. Best security and privacy practices on everyone’s part is more imperative than ever.

GDPR-like Requirements Going Global? Update on Data Privacy Laws in Thailand and Malaysia


Joining what seems like a global effort to legislate corporate protection of data, the governments of Thailand and Malaysia are addressing data privacy laws in their own way. Thailand’s Data Privacy Law. Malaysia’s Personal Data Protection Act.

Data Compliance in a World of Data Privacy Concerns


We live in an age where we have the ability to collect and utilize more data than ever. As the amount of data we’re responsible for increases, so do concerns that we’re handling it properly. Data compliance refers to statutes and regulations that provide accountabilities, processes and operational obligations for the collection, storage, format and use of data. The laws that regulate data compliance vary greatly depending on jurisdiction.

Europe's data privacy rules hurt small firms, not Google and Facebook

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Evidence mounts that the GDPR as applied today hurts smaller firms and has no effect on tech giants, which are the least interested in preserving user privacy. GDPR Data privacy Data privacy rules Data security

Happy Data Privacy Day: City Planning Now Mines Everyone’s Data All the Time

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Sidewalk Labs, a subsidiary of Google’s parent company Alphabet, is the go-to story for Data Privacy Day with its new “user-friendly” tool called Replica, which allows city planners see “how, when, and where people travel in urban areas.”.

Understanding the new rules for data privacy in the digital economy

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Tech companies have continued to show a flagrant disregard, time and time again, for one’s right to privacy, leading to growing distrust of these corporations. Data privacy Customer data Data management

Twitter Draws Data Privacy Concerns with Two New Bugs


The two flaws shed light on heightened concern around user data privacy when it comes to data. Vulnerabilities Web Security 0auth Bug Data Privacy IP address social media twitter twitter security

Hong Kong’s Reform of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (the “PDPO”): Bridging Troubled Waters

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From a global perspective, data protection regulation has moved forward significantly since that time, so a review of the PDPO is timely.

Benefiting from Data Privacy Investments

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GDPR-ready companies experience lower overall costs associated with data breaches, research finds


HHS Weighs Changes to Health Data Privacy Regulations

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Privacy and Security Experts Offer Insights on What Changes Make Sense HHS is considering making changes to federal privacy regulations governing health data - including HIPAA and the 42 CFR Part 2 law.

In 3 months, the CCPA will mark a watershed moment for data privacy

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Data privacy rules Data security Customer dataSince any applicable business across the country and indeed across the globe that serves consumers in California will be required to abide by the law, companies across the board will likely be gearing up for compliance.