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Assessing the European Commission’s E-Evidence Proposals on Ten Human Rights Criteria

Earlier this week, CDT issued a list of 10 human rights criteria the the E-Evidence Directive and Regulation should meet. With the draft text of both now published, we have assessed each against the criteria.

Source: Assessing the European Commission’s E-Evidence Proposals on Ten Human Rights Criteria

The Facebook Privacy Setting That Doesn’t Do Anything at All

For years, Facebook has left a privacy setting on its site that addresses a problem that no longer exists.

But the fact that Facebook never bothered to update that critical corner of its privacy settings, years after those changes went into effect, is downright baffling—and speaks to a general a lack of seriousness in the company’s attitude toward data transparency.

Source: The Facebook Privacy Setting That Doesn’t Do Anything at All | WIRED

A Short History of Mark Zuckerberg’s Privacy Gaffes at Facebook

Facebook has been updating its privacy settings for more than a decade. Will this time be different?

Maybe these tools will put users in control of our personal information once and for all, and as a result, we will trust Facebook to protect our data better in the future. But if history is any guide, we’ll see this episode again, judging by this not-at-all exhaustive list of the times Zuckerberg has apologized for giving you privacy jitters, and assured you it would all be absolutely fine, eventually.

Source: A Short History of Mark Zuckerberg’s Privacy Gaffes at Facebook | WIRED

Ethics Education in Data Science

Data scientists in academia and industry are increasingly recognizing the importance of integrating ethics into data science curricula.

Recently, a group of faculty and students gathered at New York University before the annual FAT* conference to discuss the promises and challenges of teaching data science ethics, and to learn from one another’s experiences in the classroom.

Source: Ethics Education in Data Science

DPO Confessional: Think globally, but direct market locally

Applying the consent basis to data processing has territorial implications. Unfortunately, the EU’€™s General Data Protection Regulation contains some ambiguity regarding the proper basis to choose for the purposes of direct marketing -€” the two leading options seem to be legitimate interest or consent. One must look not only to the law but also to custom and practice in each region of interest.

Source: DPO Confessional: Think globally, but direct market locally

DNS: Strengthening the Weakest Link in Internet Privacy

For many, the conversation about online privacy centers around a few high-profile companies, and rightly so. We consciously engage with their applications and services and want to know who else might access our information and how they might use it.

But there are other, less obvious ways that accessing the World Wide Web exposes us. In this post we will look at how one part of the web’s infrastructure, the Domain Name System (DNS), “leaks” your private information and what you can do to better protect your privacy and security. Although DNS has long been a serious compromise in the privacy of the web, we’ll discuss some simple steps you can take to improve your privacy online.

Source: DNS: Strengthening the Weakest Link in Internet Privacy

Cambridge Analytica scandal ‘highlights need for AI regulation’

Britain needs to lead the way on artificial intelligence regulation, in order to prevent companies such as Cambridge Analytica setting precedents for dangerous and unethical use of the technology, the head of the House of Lords select committee on AI has warned.

The Cambridge Analytica scandal, Lord Clement-Jones said, reinforced the committee’s findings, released on Monday in the report “AI in the UK: ready, willing and able?”

Source: Cambridge Analytica scandal ‘highlights need for AI regulation’ | Technology | The Guardian

Is a decentralized ‘web 3.0’ the answer to our privacy concerns?

To many privacy professionals, a “user-centered internet for individuals” would only exist in a perfect utopian world.

Yet, as the blockchain ecosystem matures, individual control, trust, and security are consistent themes that blockchain and cryptocurrency platforms are attempting to tackle. In the not too distant future, a cryptographically secured digital identity may allow us to “trustlessly” complete transactions that would have previously required the exchange of personal data and layers of verification.

Source: Is a decentralized ‘web 3.0’ the answer to our privacy concerns?

Why ISO 27001 is integral to data protection compliance

With the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)’s compliance deadline looming, any organisation that processes EU residents’ data will likely be investigating implementation options to help tackle its compliance project, if it hasn’t already done so.

Supervisory authorities such as the ICO have highlighted ISO 27001, the international standard that describes best practice for an information security management system (ISMS), as a way to provide assurance that the necessary technical and organisational requirements to prevent a data breach are in place.

Source: Why ISO 27001 is integral to data protection compliance – IT Governance Blog

Five things we learned from Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook hearing

The CEO’s privacy is as vulnerable as ours, and the social network faces a regulation battle. His data was sold to a malicious third party as well, he confirmed, in an answer to a question from the Democratic representative Anna Eshoo.

Facebook is refusing to explicitly confirm that this malicious third party is GSR, the company started by the Cambridge University researcher Alexsandr Kogan. But since – as Zuckerberg has also repeatedly said – the investigations into other companies are not yet complete, it is hard to think who else it might be.

Source: Five things we learned from Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook hearing | Technology | The Guardian

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