General Privacy & Data Security News & Developments

Bang for your privacy compliance spend buck.

For every $1 an organization spends on privacy compliance, they receive a $2.70 return on investment, finds a recent survey conducted by Cisco.

The study also found that the more mature privacy programs were seeing much better ROI. Companies that had scores above four on a scale of

Privacy notices should be a “man for all seasons,” write Cameron Kerry and Caitlin Chin of The Brookings Institution.

“The most detailed and honest privacy disclosure could be a silver bullet of transparency for regulators but utterly useless for the majority of consumers.” Therefore, they should multiple formats and contexts.

  • a detailed version for the

“European and U.S. regulators are likely to ramp up enforcement of privacy laws this year, especially children’s privacy.”

“The Federal Trade Commission is looking to update Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act rules. State attorneys general offices have said they’ll focus on protecting kids’ data. Irish data privacy enforcers said children’s privacy protections will be a

A Florida privacy bill, resembling one passed last year in Nevada, would introduce significant new privacy notice requirements for Florida operators similar to the California Consumer Privacy Act, and require giving consumers the ability to opt out of a sale of information.

The privacy “notice” would need to include several items.  Most importantly, the operator

How much is that privacy in the window? Researchers behind experiments on people’s willingness to pay for privacy, including Angela Winegar, Cass Sunstein and Alessandro Acquisti argue that consumers’ behavior and preferences aren’t a reliable indicator of how they value their own privacy, let alone how a society as a whole should value it.

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Beware the federal privacy bill.

“Although there are key differences, the two [federal privacy] bills also have important similarities:

  •  a set of individual rights combined with boundaries on how businesses collect, use, and share information.
  • individual rights including access, correction, deletion and portability for personal information, along with rights to give “affirmative express consent” before

Information and Privacy Ombudspersons and Commissioners from across Canada are urging their governments to modernize access to information and privacy laws some of which have not been updated in 35 years. Their joint resolution calls for:

  • a legislative framework to ensure the responsible development and use of artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies
  • all public