General Privacy & Data Security News & Developments

Commission d’access a la information du Quebec has issued guidance on employee geolocation tracking.

Here are some key takeaways:

  • Unless the law expressly provides for it, a company may not require a person to be tied to a device that makes it possible to know where he is.
  • Without obtaining valid consent from its employees,

Several German Data Protection Authorities commence independent investigation of cross border transfers of personal data in violation of Schrems II.

The investigation has commenced by sending companies questionnaire regarding among other things, the use of service providers for:

  • sending e-mails
  • hosting of websites
  • web tracking
  • the administration of applicant data
  • the internal exchange of customer

U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey of Massachusetts has introduced the “Algorithmic Justice and Online Platform Transparency Act.”

If signed into law, the bill will impose several new requirements on online platforms:

  • Transparency – including explaining the information collected, how it is used (for advertising and/or content moderation), method by which the type of algorithmic process

The “Cookie-pocalypse” or the “Identity Revolution.” Whatever you call it, digital advertising is undergoing a massive transition as the deprecation of third-party cookies gets closer. To help marketers successfully navigate this changing ecosystem, it’s clear the role of agencies must evolve, says Larson Banilower, Head of Agency at Criteo.

Three audience targeting approaches agencies can

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a draft report on Trust and Artificial Intelligence.

“If the AI system has a high level of technical trustworthiness, and the values of the trustworthiness characteristics are perceived to be good enough for the context of use, and especially the risk inherent in that context,

“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