General Privacy & Data Security News & Developments

“When brands use their own data to know customers and prospects better, wonderful things start to happen. This is really about Identity – not cookies.”

“What to do:
  • Assess your current state
  • Embrace the first-party future.
  • Take ownership when it comes to identity and only allow processors (companies like identity providers or adtech partners) to

“I strongly support legislation that would provide Connecticut residents with express and — frankly, overdue — privacy rights. My office has always maintained that consumers should have as much notice and control over the collection and use of their personal information as possible. Connecticut residents should be afforded the right to know, the right to

“Perfect is the enemy of the good where it comes to regulation of data privacy rights,”  agree both Washington State Sen. Reuven Carlyle and California Supervising Deputy Attorney General Stacey Schesser in the International Association of Privacy Professionals panel, “State of the States.”

Per Carlyle
  • The Washington Privacy Act (WPA) is coming back next year

Better (cyber)safe than sorry.

“Cybersecurity is going to be the new safety, says Ikjot Saini, PhD Saini of University of Windsor.

“Unlike other technologies with links to electronic networks such as smartphones and smart appliances, physical accidents can happen if smart automobile systems are compromised through hacking or computer viruses, and these can cause real

About face.

“Obscuring your face does not hide you from facial recognition systems, researchers have found.”

“A group from the Max Planck Institute found that blurred images were still individually identifiable with just a few non-obscured images to train from. With the proliferation of images on social networks, it is possible that almost anyone’s blurred

“[T]he customer is king. And data sharing increases comfort and convenience for customers, improves products and services, and contributes to achieving societal goals such as improving road safety, reducing fuel consumption and facilitating traffic management,” says Eric-Mark Huitema Director General of European Automobile Manufacturers’​ Association (ACEA).

“[The] principle that should guide the future framework for

Consent seems to be the hardest word.

“Ad tech companies are investing in better consent and preference experiences for end users simply because they have no other choice but to try and emerge as brands that end users can safely trust,” says Romain Gauthier Gauthier, CEO and co-founder of French consent management platform Didomi.

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“Canada Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien said key parts of the proposed Consumer Privacy Protection Act (CPPA, also known as Bill C-11) won’t increase consumers’ control over their data. He suggested quick and effective remedies for violating the law and encouraged innovation.

“[The CPPA “leaves out an important facet of our current legislation, the idea that