2 State Cybersecurity, Data Privacy Laws Enacted

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Connecticut Law Provides Security Incentives; Colorado Measure Addresses Consumers' Privacy Two states have recently taken steps to bolster cybersecurity and data privacy protections. And a new data privacy law in Colorado allows individuals to opt out of data collection

Ongoing Issues With Security, Privacy, Complexity

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Rebecca Herold, host of the podcast show "Data Security and Privacy with the Privacy Professor," weighs in on the state of cybersecurity and privacy education and gives her recommendations on how to remedy the many issues the security community faces today

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2021: The State of Privacy

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IAPP's Trevor Hughes Previews the Year's Global Trends, Challenges and Legislation From contact tracing to data transfer to the new California Privacy Rights Act, 2021 already is shaping up to be a big year for privacy.

Australia Says Uber 'Interfered' With Users' Privacy

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Uber Must Tighten Data Handling, Regulator Says Australia's data regulator has found that Uber interfered with the privacy of 1.2 million of its customers as a result of a 2016 global data breach. Uber says it's made improvements to its systems and its internal security policies

Stop! Do You Have an Effective IG Privacy Management Program?

Speaker: Andrew Ysasi, Vice President of Advocacy for Vital Records Control, President of IG GURU®, MS, FIP, FIIM, CIPM, CIGO, CISM, PMP, CRM, IGP, CIP, CSAP

Join Andrew Ysasi, Vice President of IG Advocacy for Vital Records Control, President of IG GURU®, MS, FIP, FIIM, CIPM, CIGO, CISM, PMP, CRM, IGP, CIP, CSAP, as he explains why organizations need to have an organized and intentional approach to address privacy matters.

Privacy Legislation Progresses in 5 More States

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States Would Join 3 Others That Have Already Enacted Laws Five states are making progress this year toward passing privacy legislation along the lines of California's Consumer Privacy Act, according to the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Healthcare Workers Allege Amazon Alexa Violates Privacy

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Lawsuit Highlights Virtual Assistant Device Risks Amazon's Alexa virtual assistant device and applications are unlawfully recording and storing highly sensitive and private conversations, including discussions of patient information, that were not meant to be recorded, four healthcare workers allege in a lawsuit seeking class action status.

Privacy Group Files Complaint Over iOS Tracking

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California Extends Telehealth Privacy, Security Waivers

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Similar to action taken by federal regulators, the extended California waiver relaxes enforcement of certain privacy and security regulations related to healthcare providers that offer telehealth services

Biden's New Executive Order Looks to Address Data Privacy

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White House Asks FTC to Develop New Rules on Consumer Data Collection In his new executive order, President Biden asks the FTC to establish new rules over how tech firms can collect and use data from their customers, as a way to offer more privacy protections for U.S.

Privacy without borders: Reality or Fantasy?

Imagine a world in which every country shared a vision and a common set of principles to protect and regulate the use of personal data. It would make international business far simpler, provide citizens in every country with the same privacy rights.

Data as Value or Risk. Your Choice.

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I know retention policies exist for a reason, but we should always look at deletion as the default and retention as the exception,” says Sentinel President Aaron Weller during the recent International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) web conference “Measuring What Matters.”

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Colorado Passes Consumer Privacy Law

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Uncategorized data collection data protection privacyFirst California. Then Virginia. Now Colorado. Here’s a good comparison of the three states’ laws.

Ruby Zefo on Extreme Makeover: Privacy Edition

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Uber Chief Privacy Officer on Impacts of Transformation and Legislation After a year of pandemic resilience and digital transformation, what is the state of global privacy?

Bad Cookies: Privacy Regulator Fines Supermarket Giant

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Million Fine for French Supermarket Giant Carrefour for Alleged GDPR Violations France's privacy regulator has hit retail giant Carrefour with a $3.7 million fine for violating privacy laws, including GDPR.

The 'Human Element' in Privacy

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Gabriel Gumbs of Spirion on Privacy Regulations and Data Classification The RSA 2020 theme was "The Human Element." Gabriel Gumbs of Spirion describes what this means in the era of privacy regulations

Marriott Hit With $24 Million GDPR Privacy Fine Over Breach

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Privacy Regulator in UK Cautions Organizations to Conduct Thorough Due Diligence Hotel giant Marriott has been hit with the second largest privacy fine in British history, after it failed to contain a massive, long-running data breach.

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Explosion in Geofence Warrants Threatens Privacy Nationwide

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Security Security / Privacy BusinessNew figures from Google show a tenfold increase in the requests from law enforcement, which target anyone who happened to be in a given location at a specified time.

Why This Facebook Privacy Settlement Is Unusual

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$650 Million Settlement Reached Under Illinois' Groundbreaking Biometrics Privacy Law Ending six years of litigation, a federal judge has signed off on a $650 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit against Facebook for violating Illinois' groundbreaking privacy law that restricts collecting biometrics data. Here's why this case is so unusual.

The Best Tools for Secure Online Privacy

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However, with more people working from home, the issue of online privacy has taken precedence. Now more than ever, everyone is concerned about their privacy on online platforms like Whatsapp and Facebook. The post The Best Tools for Secure Online Privacy appeared first on IG GURU.

Cell Phone Location Privacy

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Pretty Good Phone Privacy” (PGPP) protects both user identity and user location using the existing cellular networks. Uncategorized cell phones geolocation privacy surveillance

New Zealand's Refreshed Privacy Act Takes Effect

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Includes New Breach Notification Requirements, Fines and Greater Regulatory Powers New Zealand's refreshed Privacy Act, which came into effect Tuesday, introduces breach notification requirements and civil penalties.

Federal Privacy Bill Reintroduced in Congress

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Proposal Would Empower FTC, States to Enforce Privacy Regulations U.S. Suzan DelBene, D-Wash, has reintroduced a bill that would create a national-wide data privacy standard that in its latest incarnation makes an attempt to placate Republicans.

AMA Outlines Privacy Principles for Health Data

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The American Medical Association has issued a set of privacy principles for health data that it hopes Congress and regulators will keep in mind as they prepare legislation and regulations.

Privacy in the Pandemic Era

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IAPP's Omer Tene on Why Privacy Issues Are More Important Than Ever Before COVID-19, the privacy discussion this year was mainly about the California Consumer Privacy Act. Omer Tene of the IAPP discusses the pandemic's influence on global privacy concerns

New Privacy Features in iOS 14

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Uncategorized Apple iOS privacy security engineeringA good rundown.

Congress to Consider Competing COVID-19 Privacy Bills

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OIG: VA Workers Hid ‘Big Data’ Project Privacy, Security Risks

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Report on Canceled VA Project Offers Governance Lessons for Others The Department of Veterans Affairs’ watchdog agency alleges that two VA employees “concealed” and “mispresented” the cybersecurity and privacy risks of an ambitious "big data" project that would have analyzed 22 million veterans’ health records dating back two decades.

Avoiding a 'Checklist' Approach to Privacy

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Privacy bills in the 117th Congress via the IAPP

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The post Privacy bills in the 117th Congress via the IAPP appeared first on IG GURU. Compliance IG News Information Governance information privacy Privacy IAPP US Privacy LawsCheck out the post here.

Ontario moves towards introducing new privacy law

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Given global trends in the development of privacy laws and enforcement, Canada and several provinces are looking at modernizing their respective privacy regimes. Ontario’s new proposed privacy law, which would govern commercial activities more broadly than current legislation (i.e.,

Zoom Still Addressing Security, Privacy Concerns

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Governments, Organizations Rethink Use of Teleconference Platform As governments and organizations around the globe rethink their use of the Zoom teleconference platform as a result of ongoing privacy and security concerns, the company is making more system changes and has formed a CISO advisory board.

Ireland’s Privacy Watchdog Launches GDPR Probe of Facebook

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Data Protection Commission Sees Likely Violations in Wake of Latest Mega-Breach Ireland's privacy regulator has launched an investigation into Facebook after personal information for 533 million of the social network's users appeared for sale online.

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Marriott and BA's Reduced Privacy Fines: GDPR Realpolitik

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Final Fines Set Precedent, Avoid Court Cases, Likely Reflect EU Penalty Benchmarks Large, recently levied privacy fines against the likes of British Airways, H&M and Marriott show regulators continuing to bring the EU's General Data Protection Regulation to bear after businesses get breached.

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Facebook Promises Privacy Reform. Critics Aren't Convinced

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In an interview with WIRED, Facebook's chief privacy officers argue that the company has turned a corner. Security Security / PrivacyAgain.

Telehealth and Coronavirus: Privacy, Security Concerns

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But these providers need to carefully consider privacy and security issues as they work to quickly offer these services As Services Expand, What Factors Should Organizations Consider?

Amazon Sidewalk Raises Privacy and Security Concerns

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Low-Bandwidth Network Can Share Internet Connections Among Amazon Devices Internet of things security professionals are expressing concern over Amazon's new Sidewalk - a low-bandwidth network program that will allow some of the company's connected and IoT devices to share Wi-Fi access even outside an owner's home.

GUEST ESSAY: A primer on the degrees of privacy tech companies assign to your digital footprints

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In recent years, brands have started butting up against the line between convenience and privacy. Related: Apple battles Facebook over consumer privacy. Here we’ll discuss the implications to the third-party tracking and data which has been most impacted by recent privacy regulations and protocols. First it is important to understand the different degrees of data privacy. Degrees of privacy. That raises a major privacy red flag.

Virginia Data Privacy Law

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Virginia is about to get a data privacy law , modeled on California’s law. Uncategorized courts data protection laws privacy

'Privacy by Design' Implementation Tips

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Implementing the concept of "privacy design" requires a series of critical steps, says Heikki Tolvanen, chief legal engineer at PrivacyAnt, a Finland-based privacy consulting firm, who offers insights on mistakes to avoid