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February 25, 2021

Privacy Harms

Source: SSRN Paper by Danielle Keats Citron, University of Virginia School of Law and Daniel J. Solove, George Washington University Law School, written Feb. 9, 2021 Privacy Harms This article makes two central contributions. The first is the construction of a road map for courts to understand harm so that privacy violations can be tackled…


February 23, 2021

With proposed privacy tech law comes validation of an industry

Source: International Association of Privacy Professionals, Feb. 23, 2021 With proposed privacy tech law comes validation of an industry Under the proposed bill, the National Science Foundation and other federal agencies will support “merit-reviewed and competitively awarded research on (Privacy Enhancing Technologies – PETs).” The agencies will assess and fund research into several categories of…


February 17, 2021

The Ongoing March toward Privacy Law in the US – A State Legislative Roundup

Source: The National Law Review, Feb. 16, 2021 The Ongoing March toward Privacy Law in the US – A State Legislative Roundup While we continue to await comprehensive US federal privacy legislation, and following California’s lead with its California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA), individual states are stepping up to the plate.  Based on…


Data Privacy in Higher Education: Yes, Students Care

Source: EDUCAUSE, Feb. 11, 2012 Data Privacy in Higher Education: Yes, Students Care Today’s students not only are users of these data products and platforms and online learning but also will become tomorrow’s software engineers, technology entrepreneurs, and professionals in other fields integral to privacy conversations. Their attitudes toward data privacy will shape the policies…


EDUCAUSE Post-Pandemic Future: Implications for Privacy

Source: EDUCAUSE, Feb. 16, 2021 Post-Pandemic Future: Implications for Privacy The time has come for privacy to expand beyond compliance to include determinations about what should be protected and consideration of ethical implications, balancing institutional priorities with the rights of individuals. The intersection of issues including COVID-19, student success, and the emergence of the chief…


February 12, 2021

Virginia is about to get a major California-style data privacy law

Source: Ars Technica – Policy, Feb. 11, 2021 Virginia is about to get a major California-style data privacy law In the absence of a general-purpose federal privacy framework, states all over the nation are very slowly stepping in with their own solutions. The Virginia law is somewhat modeled on California’s landmark Consumer Privacy Act, which was…


February 10, 2021

Washington Privacy Act enforcement key topic during Wash. senate hearing

Source: International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Feb. 9, 2021 WPA enforcement key topic during Wash. senate hearing Enforcement was front and center during a public hearing before the Washington State Senate Ways & Means Committee Monday as lawmakers and stakeholders hashed out a potential comprehensive privacy law for the state.


February 1, 2021

How our outdated privacy laws doomed contact-tracing apps

Source: Brookings Institution, January 28, 2021 How our outdated privacy laws doomed contact-tracing apps Contrary to the longstanding argument that people say they care about privacy but act like they don’t (sometimes called the “privacy paradox”), Americans refused to use these apps in large part due to privacy concerns. Privacy really mattered.


January 19, 2021

What’s in Store for Data Privacy in 2021?

Source: CPO Magazine, January 18, 2021 What’s in Store for Data Privacy in 2021? 2020 was a watershed year for data privacy. It kicked off strong with the implementation of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) in January. Two months later, the pandemic tested data governance processes in ways previously unimagined. Consumers are increasingly aware…


January 15, 2021

Washington state senate holds hearing on new privacy bill

Source: International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), January 15, 2021 Washington state senate holds hearing on new privacy bill A third iteration of the Washington Privacy Act came before the Senate Environment, Energy & Technology Committee for a public hearing Thursday where testimony ranged from support to criticism.



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