A German federal privacy watchdog has fined 1 & 1 Telecom €9.55 million (U.S. $10.6 million) for violations of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, but the company says it won’t accept the penalty.
Four companies have reached settlements with the Federal Trade Commission for allegedly misrepresenting their participation in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework.
Republicans and Democrats have differing opinions on the rights and role of a federal privacy law, but both sides agreed at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing Wednesday the time to act is now.
Compliance Week is making some changes to its annual awards for 2020, evolving the “Top Minds” recognition into a full-blown, specifically targeted awards program dubbed “The Excellence in Compliance Awards.”
Senate Democrats have proposed a new federal data privacy bill that seeks to empower consumers and support their civil rights in the digital economy.
Federal agencies struggle to categorize digital coins as currency, securities, commodities, property, or something else—but even as they dither, some big companies strive forward in the digital assets arena.
Applications that serve women’s health needs could soon be held to a higher standard of accountability for protecting users’ data if they become classified as “covered entities” under HIPAA.
Machine learning isn’t something that’s going to happen—it’s already happened. Ali Shah, head of tech policy at the U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office, discusses how artificial intelligence will impact regulators.
A recent survey says a majority of Americans don’t trust data privacy policies and procedures, even while U.S. companies are hastening to enhance them in advance of the California Consumer Privacy Act’s implementation.
With a new wave of privacy laws empowering consumers to police their own data, companies are facing increased risk in areas they might not have considered.
It’s been 18 months since the General Data Protection Regulation went into effect, and still no violations have come out of Ireland. Is the Emerald Isle dragging its feet? CW Editor in Chief Dave Lefort attempts to answer that question.
Officials from a pair of EU data privacy sanctioning bodies stressed importance of data protection officers and good-faith efforts to comply with GDPR.
It’s go-time for compliance as the clock ticks toward the Jan. 1 effective date of the California Consumer Privacy Act.
Don’t expect a plug-and-play technology solution to this complex new problem.
Smart uses of data analytics show companies can not only improve their compliance programs with technology, but actually create bottom-line results for their companies as well.
Microsoft has updated the privacy provisions of its commercial cloud contracts amid a European Data Protection Supervisor investigation that revealed “serious concerns” in its preliminary findings.
An expert sheds light on behavioral science-driven solutions that help businesses prepare for a breach before it happens.
Criticism from lawmakers in addition to a federal inquiry regarding Google’s controversial partnership with Ascension has both the tech giant and the non-profit healthcare provider firing back.
In a blog post this week, Microsoft announced its intention to extend the core rights of the upcoming California Consumer Privacy Act to its customers across the United States.
How does your company’s preparation for California’s data privacy law compare to that of your peers? Are you where you need to be in terms of understanding the key parts of the regulation? Help benchmark your program by taking part in this survey.
Fear and frustration were prevalent among Fitbit owners after its pending acquisition by Google was announced. Given the tech giant’s recent privacy lapses, it’s tough to blame them.
This edition of the Ask Amii mailbag offers tips on how to ensure your employees feel safe blowing the whistle, suggestions for encouraging collaboration, and advice for data managers on how to manage data ethically and responsibly in a segmented firm.
Nearly three-fourths of respondents in a recent retail privacy survey said they are willing to share personal data in exchange for better pricing, special discounts, or exclusive offers.
UniCredit announced its cyber-security team has identified a data breach that compromised the personal records of approximately three million clients in Italy, highlighting critical compliance lessons for those in the financial services industry.
Australia’s competition regulator has filed a lawsuit against Google for alleged misrepresentations regarding user data collected in relation to location services on Android devices.
Mastercard is inviting other companies to join it in addressing individuals’ privacy rights with the launch of its Data Responsibility Imperative.
The FTC has submitted comment on NIST’s draft Privacy Framework, praising the agency for its proposal to help firms open a privacy dialogue and suggesting five amendments to improve upon the draft.
The International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners offered varying perspectives on the latest in data privacy and technology from the likes of regulators, experts, and campaigners.
At a recent data privacy event, Microsoft’s president and chief legal officer discussed the evolution of data protection rules and how new technology needs to better align with privacy regulation.
California’s new data privacy law, The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA), is ushering in a new era of consumer privacy protections in the U.S.
NIST’s new draft Privacy Framework offers much-needed guidance to help companies align their data privacy and cyber-security risk management practices.
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) has introduced an updated version of his previously drafted data privacy bill that threatens jail time for executives at corporations that misuse Americans’ data.
The new California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) takes effect on January 1, 2020. Ahead of this milestone – and with several States working on new data management regulations – many financial services organizations are concerned with the risks of non-compliance.
Amendments to the California Consumer Privacy Act add clarity, offer a BTB communication reprieve to businesses, and ensure consumers have a method for submitting more information requests.
Companies subject to the California Consumer Privacy Act requirements now have 24 pages of direction on how to comply with the new law. But will that be enough?
PayPal leaving Facebook’s Libra project is just a bump in the road in the drive toward developing a global digital currency payments network, a Libra Association spokesperson says.
An economic impact assessment of California’s upcoming privacy law forecasts short-term disadvantages for smaller companies and emerging markets around compliance solutions and data-based product initiatives.
Facebook announced it has suspended “tens of thousands” of apps as part of an investigation launched in the aftermath of last year’s Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met with about a half dozen senators at a dinner this week before visiting the White House to meet with President Trump. The key focus of the visit: discussing the future of internet regulation.
The Ecuadorian government has given itself 72 hours to finish drafting a national privacy law following a massive data breach that put the personal information of perhaps its entire population at risk.
Recently approved tweaks to California’s upcoming privacy law don’t change the fact compliance prep should already be well underway, experts say.
Most organizations failed to meet the May 2018 deadline to comply with the launch of the EU’s tough new privacy rules, and the majority of them still find compliance a challenge, according to a recent survey.
Margrethe Vestager is staying put as Europe’s leader in the fight against anti-competitive practices, with a continued focus on Big Tech.
CEOs from 51 different companies, including Amazon, Walmart, and Salesforce, have sent a letter to congressional leaders urging the passing of a comprehensive consumer data privacy law.
Coming on the heels of big enforcement actions against Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon, the European Commission is vowing to keep fighting against technology giants profiting at others’ expense.
A federal grand jury’s indictment of Anthony Scott Levandowski for allegedly stealing trade secrets from Google may be a wake-up call to protect intellectual property more aggressively.
Google and its subsidiary YouTube will pay $170 million to settle allegations that the video-sharing service illegally collected personal information from children without their parents’ consent.
The Dutch Data Protection Agency has referred Microsoft to its home EU regulator in Ireland regarding new privacy concerns with its Windows 10 operating system.
Mastercard is investigating two data breaches relating to a loyalty program it ran in Germany following a leak of personal information that saw customers’ names, addresses, and credit card numbers circulating on the internet.