Reston, VA – The Online Trust Alliance (OTA), an Internet Society initiative, today released its 2017 Email Marketing & Unsubscribe Audit. Now in its fourth year, the Audit analyzes the newsletters and promotional emails of the 200 largest North American online retailers for authentication and end-to-end user experience from signup through unsubscribe.
The Committee of Ministers (1302nd bis meeting of 13 December 2017) agreed to the request of Mexico to be invited to accede to the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data (ETS No. 108) and to its additional Protocol (CETS No. 181).
Mexico is the ninth country from outside Europe that has been invited to accede, after Uruguay, Mauritius, Senegal, Tunisia (already Parties), Morocco, Cabo Verde, Burkina Faso and Argentina (by chronological order).
Using data from the IAPP’s 2011 Global Survey, which queried data protection authorities about staff size and budget, and the ICDPPC Census 2017, which asked similar questions (see sidebar), the IAPP has been able to analyze changes in income and staff levels within a sample of national data protection authorities.
Invisible algorithms increasingly shape the world we live in, and not always for the better. Unfortunately, few mechanisms are in place to ensure they’re not causing more harm than good.
Nearly a year ago, on 10 January 2017, the EU Commission released the proposed ePrivacy Regulation. The tree main areas covered by the legislation are the use of electronic communications data by telecommunications operators and other specified entities, the use of tracking applications, and unsolicited direct marketing communications.
Agile software development is a state-of-the-art methodology that speeds up development and focuses on adaptability. It is estimated that more than half of IT organizations use agile methodologies in their processes. However, for the purpose of complying with the EU General Data Protection Regulation, agile-led projects face challenges concerning privacy impact assessments and data protection impact assessments. We will expand on those challenges and analyze the use of a tagging method that relates the mandates of GDPR to elements of agile development.
The new data protection rules for EU institutions, bodies and agencies must cover all EU bodies to ensure strong and coherent data protection safeguards and avoid loopholes.
In the wake of many high profile data breaches, we may have been oblivious to the potentially greater danger posed by a different kind of hack. As LA Progressive discussed in a recent article , imagine that a major food company gets hacked.
The Article 29 Working Party has released an update to Chapter 1 of its working document on transfers of personal data to third countries. The new document is designed to bring the Working Party’s guidance to the European Commission on “the adequate level of data protection” up-to-date in light of the General Data Protection Regulation and recent case law from the Court of Justice of the European Union.
President Donald Trump signed into law on Tuesday legislation that bans the use of Kaspersky Lab within the U.S. government, capping a months-long effort to purge the Moscow-based antivirus firm from federal agencies amid concerns it was vulnerable to Kremlin influence.