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Can New York’s cybersecurity rules work on a federal level?

As the third phase of New York’s Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services Companies is set to begin, professionals are pondering whether the cybersecurity requirements could be used as the basis for federal rules, American Banker reports. On Sept. 4, banks...

EPIC accuses Google of violating 2011 FTC settlement

The Electronic Privacy Information Center has sent a letter to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission alleging Google violated the terms of its 2011 settlement for tracking location data without consent, The Associated Press reports. The advocacy group pushed the FTC to...

Another employer accused of violating Illinois BIPA

An employer has been accused of violating the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, Cook County Record reports. Hegewisch Development Corp. allegedly failed to inform its employees on the reasons why their fingerprints had been collected and the length of time...

Personal data of 417K affected in university breach

A data breach affecting email accounts at Augusta University Health may have compromised the sensitive health information of approximately 417,000 individuals, including patients, AJC reports. Compromised data includes patient names, addresses, diagnoses, medications,...

EDPL Young Scholars Award opens call for papers

The European Data Protection Law Review has opened a call for papers for master's and Ph.D. students interested in privacy. "The contribution must deal with a data protection issue and address it from a European perspective," the news release states, adding, "The...

Roundup: Kenya, Israel, India, US and more

In this week’s Privacy Tracker legislative roundup, read about a recent proposal in Australia that would require encrypted data to be shared with law enforcement if deemed relevant to an investigation. India’s government seeks comments on its draft data protection...

Schools using AI to track student computer use

As children get ready to go back to school, Quartz reports on the use of artificial intelligence systems for tracking students using school-issued computers and other digital devices. These safety management platforms leverage natural-language processing to scan words...

Use of facial recognition in retail stores on the rise

BuzzFeed News reports on the rise of facial-recognition systems in retail stores. FaceFirst CEO Peter Trepp said "hundreds of [retail] locations, growing to thousands very soon" have been equipped with his company's systems. "If you think about the top 40 or top 80...

Web con: ‘Privacy List Live, August 2018’

The IAPP Privacy List has been a longstanding resource for privacy professionals to use to ask questions and receive guidance with one another. On Aug. 21, privacy professionals from around the world will be answering your questions on the most pressing topics within...

Global News Roundup — August 13–20, 2018

In this week’s Privacy Tracker legislative roundup, read about a recent proposal in Australia that would require encrypted data to be shared with law enforcement if deemed relevant to an investigation. India's government seeks comments on its draft data protection...

Notes from the IAPP Publications Editor, August 17, 2018

Greetings from Portsmouth, New Hampshire! It’s hard to believe we’re halfway through August. The “back-to-school� advertising is making the rounds, and the NFL is already playing pre-season games. And though much of Europe — generally a major driver of...

Judge approves $115M Anthem data breach settlement

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Judge Lucy Koh approved Anthem’s $115 million settlement for its 2015 data breach, Bloomberg Law reports. Anthem had reached the settlement with 19.1 million of its customers in June while maintaining it...