General Privacy & Data Security News & Developments

Helen Dixon, Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner, gave the keynote speech during the closing session of the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ Data Protection Congress in Brussels.

Here are a few of the key takeaways.

  • No jurisdiction has all the answers to the challenges posed by the complex digital environment. We need to learn.
  • Ubiquitous is

I had the pleasure of speaking during the Restaurant Technology Network Town Hall about a variety of privacy issues confronting restaurants and food delivery apps, including CCPA, CPRA, CDPA and CPA.

Here are some of my key points:

  • If you are using biometrics for food ordering, payment or authentication , it is best to pause

U.S. Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the Republican leader of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and U.S. Representative Gus Bilirakis, the Republican leader for the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, have submitted the “Control Our Data Act” bill.

Here are some key points:

  • Required privacy disclosure, which also needs to include a summary
  • Required notice

The development of alternative techniques to “third-party” cookies cannot be done at the expense of the right of individuals to protect their personal data and privacy, according to France’s Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL).

The commission has issued new guidance on what happens after third party cookies.

Data Protection Considerations:
  • The end

The United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner’s Office has released the second chapter in its anonymization guide for public comment.

Here are some key points:

  • An effective anonymization process seeks to reduce the likelihood of someone being identified or identifiable to a sufficiently remote level. This level depends on a number of factors specific to the context.

In Connecticut, if you adopt and maintain and comply with written cybersecurity program that contains administrative, technical and physical safeguards for the protection of personal or restricted information and that conforms to an industry recognized cybersecurity framework then you will not be subject to punitive damages in court against any cause of action founded in

It’s time for a new agreement on transatlantic data flows, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

“The U.S. and EU must work together to swiftly finalize a new EU-U.S. Privacy Shield agreement that brings legal certainty to data transfer mechanisms,” the organization said in a statement. “This must be the top priority for both