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March 10, 2021

Democratic lawmaker (DelBene) proposes a national online privacy standard as states move forward with their own laws

Source: CNBC, March 10, 2021 Democratic lawmaker (DelBene) proposes a national online privacy standard as states move forward with their own laws As states move forward with their own digital privacy laws in the absence of federal regulation, Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Wash., is reintroducing a bill aimed at creating a national standard for digital privacy…


March 4, 2021

The Emerging Threat to Privacy

Source: EDUCAUSE President John O’Brien, January 28, 2021 The Emerging Threat to Privacy The increased reliance on technology solutions during the crisis has highlighted privacy obligations and potential exposures. Privacy is a recognized strategic priority for higher education, taking the #3 spot in the EDUCAUSE Top 10 IT Issues list in its first appearance on…


February 26, 2021

Data Privacy Isn’t Just An IT Issue; It’s An Organization-Wide Issue

Source: Forbes, Feb. 24, 2021 Data Privacy Isn’t Just An IT Issue; It’s An Organization-Wide Issue Privacy is complex. There isn’t just one set of regulations that you need to tend to. And the existing regulations? They are always changing. (Plus, technology changes, too.)…But privacy is about more than security. It’s about how you acquire,…


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.



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