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  • 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…

  • What Do Star Wars’ Kylo Ren and Data Privacy Have in Common?

    by RSAC Editorial Team on January 10, 2018

    *Warning this post or embedded links may contain spoilers* Note: This is part one of a five-part monthly series to kick off 2018 in which we take a look at characters from Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi and how technology, topics, and trends from the cybersecurity world compare to characters and themes from the blockbuster film. We hope you enjoy our blog series as the Rebellion, …

  • Privacy in Singapore: A Light, If Frequent, Touch

    by Sam Pfeifle on July 12, 2017

    In January, the Personal Data Protection Commission in Singapore will celebrate its fifth anniversary. While any number of privacy regulators have popped up since the PDPC’s establishment – from the Philippines’ to Japan’s to Ghana’s – it’s still easy to think of Singapore as a relatively young governing body. The Personal Data Protection Act didn’t even come into full effect until July 2, 2014. …

  • India’s Evolving Privacy Culture

    by Sam Pfeifle on June 16, 2017

    As a global hub of outsourcing work, companies based in India handle and process personal data from around the world on a regular basis. And there is a robust and growing digital economy in India, with all of the attendant privacy risks. So, why is it that you almost never hear about privacy and data protection issues arising from India? Essentially, it’s because it’s unclear whose job it is to…

  • Hong Kong Looks to Take a Global Privacy Leadership Role

    by Sam Pfeifle on May 4, 2017

    This fall, at the end of September, the International Conference of Privacy and Data Protection Commissioners will kick off in Hong Kong, bringing the world’s regulators together for the 39th time. It’s no coincidence that Hong Kong will play host. In Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data Stephen Wong, Hong Kong has a motivated and active privacy enforcer looking to be a leader on the global…

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