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.

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.

Most organizations fall short of global data privacy requirements

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A majority of organizations do not comply with current international data privacy regulations and are not prepared for new U.S. Data privacy rules Data security Data management

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.

The 2019 Health Data Privacy Regulatory Outlook

Data Breach Today

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?

New Data Privacy Regulations

Schneier on Security

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.

Helen Nissenbaum on Data Privacy and Consent

Schneier on Security

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

FTC Calling for National Data Privacy Law: Data Privacy Trends

eDiscovery Daily

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?

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

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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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

What are the best books on data privacy?

IT Governance

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.

GDPR: Data Privacy Laws in Financial Services

Perficient Data & Analytics

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.

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.

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

The Last Watchdog

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.

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”.

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.

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

Adam Levin

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.”.

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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

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.

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

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

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.

Benefiting from Data Privacy Investments

Dark Reading

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


Data privacy concerns as DeepMind Health is absorbed by Google

IT Governance

There are concerns about a deal that sees Google extending its access to NHS patient data. It said that “Trusts remain in full control of the data at all times. We are legally and contractually bound to only using patient data under the instructions of our partners.

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.

Court rejects invasive and overbroad requests in data privacy case


The post Court rejects invasive and overbroad requests in data privacy case appeared first on Zapproved. Blog Case Law cookies data privacy discovery disproportionate ediscovery FRCP 26(b) preservation proportionality relevant Rule 26(b) Scope zombie cookies

Data Privacy Issues Trigger Soul Searching in Tech Industry


Consumers are growing angry when it comes to data misuse - but the real change will need to come from the tech industry's culture when it comes to privacy. Facebook Privacy cambridge analytica Data Privacy FTC

Why Personal Data Privacy Needs a Customer-centric Focus


When it comes to personal data privacy, it can be hard to see the forest for the trees. Headlines and social media are dominated by data breaches, resulting in both reputational and financial loss. Data breaches and GDPR impact trust. Data Privacy

[Guide] Data Privacy Laws in Financial Services: NYDFS 500 & GDPR

Perficient Data & Analytics

What is Data Privacy and Why is it Important? Data privacy, or data protection, is the relationship between the collection and dissemination of data, technology, the public perception and expectation of privacy, and the political and legal issues surrounding it all. Individuals, as well as businesses, want to protect their sensitive data, the unauthorized disclosure of which may not be in their best interest.

ISO 27701 unlocks the path to GDPR compliance and better data privacy

IT Governance

We have good news for those looking for help complying with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) : new guidance has been released on how to create effective data privacy controls. ISO 27701 and ISO 27001: privacy vs security.