Privacy and Data Protection

Tag: privacy by design

Top Weekly Privacy Stories

    Apps Data Breach 411 for iPhone       Conferences   CPDP 2014 (Computer, Privacy & Data Protection), January 22,23 & 24, 2014, Brussels, Belgium. (Especially the panel on Privacy by Design, on 1/22/14, which will be moderated by me).        COPPA FTC Approves New Method for Obtaining COPPA Verifiable Parental […]

Privacy and Data Protection Week in Mexico City

  This past week was “Privacy Week” in Mexico City, where three seperate conferences were held back-to-back. The Public Voice  conference, chaired by Lillie Coney of EPIC, had as its theme: “Privacy is Freedom” One of the highlights was a discussion between David Benasar, Senior Legal Counsel Aticle 19 and Marc Rotenberg, President of EPIC, titled: Frame […]

Yahoo’s AdChoice Icons and the New EU Cookie Rule

A few days ago, PCWorld announced with a big headline: \”Yahoo’s Offers Cookie Opt-out Button Ahead of New EU Law\” It stated: “The plan allows users to click an “AdChoices” button visible in the upper right-hand corner of ads.This will provide users with information about Yahoo’s advertising business and the chance to opt out of […]

The Review of the EU Data Protection Framework v. The State of Online Consumer Privacy in the US

Yesterday, on March 16, 2011, I had a field day. As an attorney, licensed both in the EU and in the US, with a special interest in privacy law, I was able to observe quasi simultanuous policy making by both Brussels and Washington, D.C. on the same subject matter, from the comfort of my office […]

Computer, Privacy & Data Protection: European Data Protection: In Good Health? Part 2

According to its mission statement, the annual conference “Computers, Privacy and Data Protection“ in Brussels aims to create a bridge between policy makers, academics, practitioners and activists, and aims to become Europe’s most important forum for the discussion of data protection and privacy issues. This goal was certainly reached during the panel on Bahavioural Targeting and […]

The European Data Protection Supervisor recommends a Regulation, not a Directive!

The European Data Protection Supervisor, Peter Hustinx, has issued an opinion in response to  the Commission’s Communication of November 4, 2010  regarding the Review of the Data Protection Legal Framework . The EDPS agrees with the Commission that a review of the present legal framework for data protection in the EU is necessary in order to ensure effective protection […]

The Recent Privacy Framework Proposals,The Internet of Things and PET

The CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas  just wrapped up a few days ago to an astounding success. According to PC magazine, one of the five essential trends to emerge from the CES 2011 was the internet of things. The internet of things can be explained as follows: “It is foreseeable that any object will […]

The Social Media User’s Holiday Wish for Privacy (In Plain English)

“May 2011 see the universal inception of PbDs, PETs and SSL/TLS to refudiate the global sniffing and scraping of UDIDs, DPIs, URLs and all digital footprints by grizzlie cookies and other such monsters. May we see lots of double rainbows in the cloud!” P.S. Quick poll (this will help us enhance your online user experience): 1. Are […]

The International Association of Privacy Professionals’ First Europe Data Protection Congress

I recently attended the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ (IAPP) very first Europe Data Protection Congress in Paris on November 29 and 30. The attendee list was impressive: Privacy professionals, employed by Fortune 500 companies from a wide variety of industries, like Hewlett-Packard, Lockheed Martin, Citigroup, Oracle, Western Union, Microsoft, IBM, Dell, Google, Yahoo, Estee […]

Privacy Week in Jerusalem, hosted by ILITA: A Preview

ILITA, The Israeli Law, Information and Technology Authority, will host a Privacy Week on October 25-29, 2010 in Jerusalem, Israel. Article 29 Working Party recently published an an opinion finding that Israeli data protection law largely provides an “adequate level of data protection” under the European Union Data Protection Directive 95/46. Thus Israel will be joining […]