Showing Blog Posts: 1–10 of 124 tagged Privacy

  • Internet Data Privacy Regulation: Not If, but How and by Whom

    by Andrea Little Limbago on May 8, 2019

    Internet Data Privacy Regulation: Not If, but How and by Whom When it comes to security and privacy legislation, what happens abroad does not stay abroad. While the United States remains muddled in a complex patchwork of state and industry-focused regulations, other countries are moving full-speed ahead to shape the future of digital security and privacy, with authoritarian frameworks gaining…

  • Proposing State Privacy Legislation Amidst National Privacy Law Discussions

    by Matt Dumiak on March 25, 2019

    Several states recently presented and passed data privacy legislation introducing individual consumer rights as well as data breach notification rules which in some ways reflect the protections afforded by Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Like their European counterparts, U.S states such as California, Hawaii, and Washington have passed or proposed laws that are created to…

  • Ben's Book of the Month: Review of "The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age"

    by Ben Rothke on January 31, 2019

    The most authoritative books are often those that rely on primary sources. While there’s nothing wrong with secondary, or even tertiary sources, the nature of a primary source makes for a much better reference. In The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age (Crown 978-04-5149789), author David E. Sanger, national security correspondent for the New York Times, is also the primary…

  • Privacy on the Internet – What Privacy?

    by Robert Ackerman Jr. on January 29, 2019

    Whether huge privacy blunders at Facebook and apparent contempt for individual personal space there and at other technology giants bothers you or not, it’s changing our way of life in America for the worse. Consumers are grudgingly accepting that being monitored by corporations and government is now a fact of life. Facebook and Google may know more about you than you do. Eight words by Bruce…

  • 2018 Wasn't Exactly a Banner Year for Consumer Data Privacy; Expect it to Be a Big Topic in 2019

    by Tony Kontzer on January 16, 2019

    Here's the thing about privacy: When there weren't so many ways to compromise it, it was pretty easy to protect. But with privacy having evolved into an immensely more complicated concept than it was pre-Internet, protecting it has also become more complicated. Perhaps more than any year that preceded it, 2018 demonstrated how little attention we've been paying to just how fragile our privacy has…

  • U.S. Data Privacy Legislation: Accountability, Transparency and No ‘Back Doors’

    by John Ackerly on January 7, 2019

    A year ago, the possibility of enacting consequential U.S. data privacy legislation was incomprehensible. Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) claimed as much when asked whether a U.S. version of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was likely. He argued, “A year ago, the answer would have been not ‘no’, but ‘hell no’.” But what a difference a year makes. Following the mega breaches, …

  • Tackling Accountability in Asia

    by Sam Pfeifle on July 17, 2018

    Many of us probably use the term often in our personal and professional lives: accountability. Who doesn’t value accountability? In my travels, I have found that Asian cultures, specifically, incorporate accountability into ideas of honor and responsibility. It is a point of pride in the business-world to be able to say that, yes, that was my job and if it wasn’t done well, it was my fault and I…

  • Cross-border Data Flows in Asia: The State of Play

    by Sam Pfeifle on May 3, 2018

    While much of the world is focused on the privacy developments in Europe, where the General Data Protection Regulation is sucking much of the oxygen from the room, Asia has quietly been very busy, indeed, on the privacy front. Hong Kong hosted the most recent privacy commissioners’ conference; the Philippines data protection authority has quickly grown into new voice on the global stage; and…

  • Ben's Book of the Month: Review of "Beyond Snowden: Privacy, Mass Surveillance, and the Struggle to Reform the NSA"

    by Ben Rothke on January 31, 2018

    One of the mistakes when questioning what Edward Snowden did, is that it is often framed in a yes or no framework. Questions like “was Snowden a patriot or a traitor?” and “was he right or wrong?” are ill-chosen given the complexity of what he did and exposed. In Beyond Snowden: Privacy, Mass Surveillance, and the Struggle to Reform the NSA (Brookings Institution Press 978-0815730637) author…

  • Congressional Votes on Controversial Surveillance Law Close Door on Privacy Debate—Or Do They?

    by Tony Kontzer on January 29, 2018

    Everywhere Americans look today, threats to their privacy are prevalent. Whether hackers are gaining access to our financial data or social media accounts, our location is being compromised by the GPS technology in our phones, or Internet of Things devices such as digital assistants and connected Barbie dolls passively listening to conversations in our homes, privacy is proving to be increasingly…

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