You need to read this (Privacy for Humans By Alexandra Ross). The world is changing and YOU need to remain in charge of your life's privacy settings. This book is a helpful guide to both THINK about it...and DO SOMETHING about it.
I found Privacy for Humans to be a nightlight in the darkness; through the use of simple explanations and diagrams, the book suggests the adoption of a "mindfulness" approach and suggests steps you can take to protect yourself.
Before Kamala Harris became the first woman of color nominated for Vice President of the United States, she was also one of the few Black, Asian-American female attorneys focused on privacy issues. In 2013, as California’s attorney general, she sponsored, and California enacted, a law requiring tech companies to post in privacy policies whether they abide by do-not-track requests and what personally identifiable information they collect from users. Two years later, in 2015, s
The global pandemic has significantly impacted our lives and raised ethical and privacy concerns for individuals, companies and society as a whole. While the more authoritarian countries such as China and Singapore mandated strict quarantining, social distancing and mask-wearing for citizens early on in the pandemic, the U.S. has relied more heavily on voluntary compliance, which allows for outliers who protest public health measures they feel restrict individual rights and f
As you might imagine from the latest headlines and privacy scandals of the past few weeks, one of the hottest practice areas on the rise is privacy law. As David Lat writes for Above the Law: “What’s driving the boom in privacy law and the ranks of privacy professionals? Certainly major social and technological changes are behind it, but there’s also a more specific catalyst: the GDPR, the European Union’s sweeping regulation of data privacy, which takes effect on May 25. Amo
You may not imagine consumer privacy protection as the epic tale of a great power struggle between scheming houses, but in the world of privacy professionals, a “Game of Thrones”-style drama has been underway, and the European Union is the fabled land of Westeros. As anyone who watches the popular HBO series knows, themes of honor, loyalty, the nature of politics, and the corruptive potential of power are central to the show’s high-stakes plot. To sit on the “Iron Throne” is
Cultivating your expertise in privacy and security turns out to be more than a smart way to keep yourself safe. As cybercrime grows, so does the need for professionals who can protect companies and our personal data. According to experts in the field, cybersecurity is a growth industry with a significant shortage in qualified candidates for the positions. Cybersecurity Opportunity by the Numbers In an article for CSO, the firm Cybersecurity Ventures “estimates there will be
With the Winter Solstice just behind us, the days will begin to get longer. While we are still in the darkest part of the year, now is a great time to shine a light on some of this year’s best privacy stories and resources. Privacy awareness gained valuable ground in 2016, as the IAPP’s Trevor Hughes details in his article “Looking back at privacy in 2016” and The Observer’s “The 13 Biggest, Most Controversial Privacy Stories of 2016” attests. Intrusive technology and informa
For startups struggling to turn engineering smarts and sweat-equity into the next big headline acquisition, privacy issues may not be at the top of the to-do list. It’s not surprising that developing new product releases, growth hacking, and securing funding all rank higher than a thorough consideration of best privacy practices. Jonathan Latsky, founder, CEO and Chief Privacy Officer for Envirolytic Insights Inc., says in a recent article for The Globe and Mail about privacy
Mobile Location Analytics: Is Big Shopper watching you? Think mobile device tracking is the domain of Hollywood thrillers and law enforcement? Try the low drama experience of shopping your local mall. Even when you’re not on the phone, texting, or otherwise broadcasting your position with social media, your mobile device can feed location information in a variety of ways. Mobile Location Analytics (MLA) technology uses Wi-Fi or Bluetooth signals from your device to understand