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Get up to speed on CaCPA in a hurry

Tonight’s keynote speakers include Alastair Mactaggart, one of the people who brought the brand-new California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 into being. You’ll hear him talk about what drove him to make all the effort — and spend all the money — to make it...

How the heck does ad tech work?

Anyone paying attention to the ad tech space can tell you there's been a growing tension among its players on the future of the industry. Can ad tech continue to operate as it has before the EU shifted its legal landscape on data protection and privacy, or will it...

The next great privacy challenge?

While tonight’s keynoter Zeynep Tufekci has certainly spoken and written long and gracefully about the core issues of privacy compliance, she takes a broad view of the internet landscape, looking, too, at how social media and the internet at large are affecting...

PSR: After dark

Okay, not all of the networking events happen at night, but many of them do, and you’re not going to want to miss them. Make sure you bring your business cards to the 5-Minute Mixer, which starts at 3:30 p.m. today in the Lone Star Ballroom Foyer, just before the...

Don’t forget the Little Big Stage

What if you could get some learning in without having to leave the exhibit floor? We’re here to tell you: You can do it. The Little Big Stage is a place right in the exhibit hall where you can get quick-hit presentations, often focused on the latest technology. The...

Do you even run?

Perhaps you’ve had a minute to look around here in Austin. Did you notice anything? Perhaps how fit everyone seems to be? It’s an outdoor culture here, and we’re taking full advantage with tomorrow morning’s run and walk. Meet up at 6:45 a.m. in the Marriott...

Privacy by Design? We’ve got the book on that

Privacy engineering is definitely a thing. This year’s sold-out Privacy Engineering Section Forum today is just one indication among many. As part of a dedicated response to covering the topic, the IAPP here at P.S.R. releases "Strategic Privacy by Design," a new...

Privacy Tech Vendor Report, v2.4, ready for PSR

Begun in 2017 with fewer than 50 companies, the IAPP’s Privacy Tech Vendor Report has grown to become the de facto resource for privacy professionals looking to invest in technology to help operationalize their programs. With this fourth iteration of 2018, we now...

‘California Privacy Law’ now updated

Already, the pages of Lothar Determann's "California Privacy Law" provide privacy professionals with practical guidance and essential, in-depth information on all aspects of California privacy law, from what the law says to how to set up systems to comply with it....

Perspective: The periodic table of data privacy

The speed at which data privacy is spreading and evolving around the world is undeniable. It is "rapidly reaching more and more countries, industries and legislative bodies," but, at the same time, "it remains an incredibly fluid and confusing area," Calligo Director...

Anthem to pay $16M to OCR over 2015 data breach

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Anthem has agreed to pay $16 million to the HHS Office for Civil Rights to settle alleged violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Privacy and Security Rules related to its 2015...

Illinois Supreme Court to hear Six Flags BIPA case

The Illinois Supreme Court will hear a case to determine whether Six Flags Entertainment violated the state's Biometric Information Privacy Act, Bloomberg Law reports. The plaintiff alleges Six Flags gathered her 14-year-old son's thumbprint without her consent when...

Do Not Track considered ‘a failed experiment’

Gizmodo reports on the issues with the Do Not Track feature seen within internet browsers. The tool was designed to function as a Do Not Call list for the internet; however, very few companies have actually obliged the requests. Yahoo and Twitter initially honored Do...

Health care CISO: Start protecting patient privacy at home

Health care professionals should think beyond merely protecting the organization and start protecting patients' privacy at home, HealthITSecurity reports. "At some point, I'm going to have [to] start thinking about how to protect patients in their home," Christiana...

New Cross-Border Data Forum aims to address values at stake

With cloud computing, law enforcement investigations increasingly seek evidence that is held across borders, in a different country. This globalization of criminal evidence is prompting major legislative change and proposals. In 2018 alone, the United States passed...