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November 13, 2020

Rep. DelBene: Congress needs ‘urgency’ with US privacy law

  Source: International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Nov. 13, 2020 Rep. DelBene: Congress needs ‘urgency’ with US privacy law The prospect of a U.S. privacy law seems to be stronger now than ever. Members of both sides of the aisle in Congress have recognized a void needs to be filled and have responded by…


November 12, 2020

When Does Predictive Technology Become Unethical?

Source: Harvard Business Review, October 23, 2020 When Does Predictive Technology Become Unethical? This isn’t a case of mishandling, leaking, or stealing data. Rather, it is the generation of new data — the indirect discovery of unvolunteered truths about people. Organizations can predict these powerful insights from existing innocuous data, as if creating them out of thin…


November 9, 2020

One Clear Message From Voters This Election? More Privacy

Source: Wired magazine, November 4, 2020 One Clear Message From Voters This Election? More Privacy “…voters in California and Michigan approved new privacy laws Tuesday: California’s Prop 24, which extends provisions of a 2018 privacy law, and Michigan’s Prop 2, which consolidates piecemeal orders into a requirement for police to seek search warrants before seizing electronic…



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