I had the pleasure of speaking recently with Jamal Ahmed on the PrivacyPros Podcast about privacy enforcement and privacy career trends.

Among the questions I tried to address:

  • What does the new Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) and its opt outs of hashed email targeted advertising mean?
  • Why should everyone read George Orwell’s “1984” and Carol

Federal Trade Commission authority boost?

H.R. 2668 – The Consumer Protection and Recovery Act – has passed in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The bill amends the Federal Trade Commission Act to provide the FTC with explicit authority to require bad actors to return money earned through illegal activity and to seek both injunctive

Have you been leisurely following California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) litigation thinking, “That’s only for data breaches, not ‘soft’ violations.”

Think again.

California Attorney General Rob Bonta’s office has been busy enforcing CCPA for the past year.

Per a new enforcement report, you had better make sure that:

  • Your privacy policy is easily understood.
  • You

The Ohio Personal Privacy Act, also known as House Bill 376, is being considered in the Buckeye State.

Here are a few takeaways:

  • Enforcement by Attorney General only
  • Affirmative defense for companies that maintain and comply with a written privacy program that reasonably conforms with the NIST Privacy Framework.
  • “Business” include non-profits
  • Similar to Virginia

“Nothing ever happens in privacy, the team will manage itself”

This statement, which did not survive the test of time, was shared by one of the privacy pros who  participated in this month’s International Association of Privacy Professionals’ Women Leading Privacy networking session. I co-lead the session.

Some pet peeves/needs in leadership that we discussed

As always, it was great fun speaking with Future of Privacy Forum’s lovely and knowledgeable mobility guru Chelsey Colbert during Part 2 of OneTrust DataGuidance’s connected vehicles and data protection presentation.

Here are some takeaways from our chat:

  • In the Cold War spy series “The Americans,” characters kept changing their route to and from their

Children’s data isn’t child’s play.

If you have a product or service that collects information from children, you should:

  • Be transparent. No, really. And figure out the best ways to be transparent for kids, which includes just in time notices, video and audio. It is a good idea to enlist the help of UX/CX experts

CNIL, the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés, which is France’s Data Protection Authority, publishes framework to deal with post-Schrems II cross border transfers following the European Data Protection Board’s final guidelines on supplemental transfer measures:

Step 1
  • Inventory your transfers (involve: DPO, information systems department, purchasing department, operational managers of services, digital service