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Silicon Valley – Not Governments – Will Kill Encryption

It is Silicon Valley that will roll back the protections of encryption, not for the needs of governments to combat terrorists and criminals, but for their own profit-minded needs to continue mining, monetizing and manipulating their users.

The growing popularity of end-to-end encryption threatens to upend this uneasy truce between digital security and the ability of web companies to mine our personal data.

Full article: Silicon Valley – Not Governments – Will Kill Encryption

Global recall: How the GDPR impacts product recalls

Not all potential consequences of the GDPR (and similarly situated laws) are clearly evident quite yet, but companies nonetheless will encounter challenges in their dealings with consumers in the global marketplace, pursuant to the GDPR and other such regulations.

One of the hidden consequences this new proliferation of consumer data privacy measures throughout the world will affect product liability matters, specifically concerning product recalls.

Full article: Global recall: How the GDPR impacts product recalls

Jourová on first lessons 10 months after the application of the GDPR

European Commission Věra Jourová at the 9th Annual European Data Protection and Privacy Conference delivered a speech “What next for European and global data privacy?”

It her speech First Jourová discusses lessons 10 months after the application of the GDPR, Facebook / Cambridge Analytica scandal and globalised discussion about challenges to privacy.

Read full speech: Speech by European Commission Věra Jourová at the 9th Annual European Data Protection and Privacy Conference: What next for European and global data privacy?

Netherlands wants easier sharing of info about criminals

It has to become easier to share information about criminals, regardless of strict privacy rules, Minister Ferdinand Grapperhaus of Justice and Security said to the Telegraaf in an interview.

The Minister said that he will present a proposal to make the sharing of information about criminals and criminal activity a bit easier. While calling for a more intensified approach to drug trafficking earlier this week, Mayor Aboutaleb noted how difficult it is to share information about suspected criminals with other municipalities.

Source: Sharing info about criminals must be easier, Justice Min. says | NL Times

Personal health information has a value on the black market

Thieves collect personal data such as home addresses and contact information, but also details of physical or mental conditions and prescribed medications. Individuals can be threatened with public exposure of their data, especially those in high-profile positions, and future health benefit claims or even border crossings could be affected.

Compromised personal health data has a much greater and lasting impact. When a credit card is stolen, card numbers are changed and charges in question are typically reimbursed. Conversely, your health record stays with you for life, leaving you more vulnerable to future problems.

Full article: Michael Green: Personal health information has a value on the black market | Vancouver Sun

EU Commissioner says GDPR is an opportunity to build trust

European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, Věra Jourová, delivered a speech on 20 March 2019 at the 9th annual European Data Protection Conference which stressed that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an opportunity for businesses and individuals to build trust.

Full article: EU Commissioner says GDPR is an opportunity to build trust

Think about privacy the next time you ask Alexa the weather

More and more people are starting to think twice before asking Alexa for the daily forecast. According to a recent PwC survey, 38 percent of participants chose not to purchase a smart device because they “don’t want something listening in on [their lives] all the time.” Additionally, 28 percent of respondents are “concerned about privacy issues with [their] data/security.”

Full article: Think about privacy the next time you ask Alexa the weather

White Paper on Principles for a Revised U.S. Privacy Framework

The Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP has issued a white paper on Ten Principles for a Revised U.S. Privacy Framework.

CIPL believes that the use of personal information and privacy can most effectively be regulated at the federal level, and puts forward ten principles that should be included in any new federal privacy framework to ensure appropriate protection for consumers while facilitating the digital economy, innovation and the responsible use of data.

Download the full paper to read more about the principles and why these are essential for inclusion in a new federal U.S. privacy framework.

Source: CIPL Issues White Paper on Principles for a Revised U.S. Privacy Framework | Privacy & Information Security Law Blog

A Regulatory Tsunami Is Coming: Are You Prepared?

Compliance will be an increasingly challenging business issue in 2019. Consider the ‘Office of Compliance’ that Xerox already has to deal with the complexity.

We don’t yet know what form any new regulations might take or how they would affect individual companies. Luckily, the details are not necessary for businesses to begin building a better approach to compliance. The goal is to make managing compliance simultaneously easier and more consistent.

Full article: A Regulatory Tsunami Is Coming: Are You Prepared?

Look Past GDPR Into Data Privacy Rules of US

While all 50 states have breach notification laws in place where you must be notified if your data is stolen by a hacker, only a handful, most prominently California, have enacted or even framed formal data privacy legislation.

But the trend line is clearly established at the state and local level. A number of cities, such as New York with its Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act (SHIELD), have also instituted strong data privacy laws. A few Silicon Valley leaders themselves are looking ahead (most prominently Apple CEO Tim Cook), coming on board and calling for federal data privacy legislation. You’d be wise to look into the details of state and city data privacy policies for where you’re based and where you do business.

Full article: Look Past GDPR Into Data Privacy Rules on a State-by-State Basis – Adweek

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