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ABC’s of Privacy This Week-April 29,2020

Applause • EDPB adopts COVID-19 guidance on health data processing and Geo-location According to recent reports, the European Data Protection Board has released guidelines on health data processing for research purposes and using Geo-location and other tracking mechanisms to combat COVID-19.The guidelines address the legal basis for processing, cross-border data transfers, safeguards for data subject…
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ABC’s of Privacy This Week-April 24

Applause • ICO lists privacy considerations for COVID-19 tracking tech According to recent reports, the U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office has produced a list of privacy considerations for organizations as they use technology to track COVID-19. The questions, presented by Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham, included whether any personal data collected is necessary and how privacy is…
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ABC’s of Privacy This Week-April 17

Applause FTC issues COPPA guidance for remote learning According to recent reports, as many students join the remote learning network due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Federal Trade Commission has issued Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act guidance.The guidance is to direct education technology providers and schools; they talk about protecting students’ privacy and safeguarding their…
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What Are The Challenges In Doing A Privacy Audit?

The concept of privacy confuses people. Most people share seemingly unrelated, personal details online like birthdays and holiday plans on Facebook and promotions on LinkedIn. People also share Pictures of favorite foods and people on Instagram and opinions on sensitive issues throughout social media platforms; unbeknownst to them, the privacy risk increases with every share.…
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ABC’s of Privacy This Week – April 8, 2020

Applause • Zoom bolsters privacy, security safeguards The Verge reports, Zoom, the video conferencing platform, has added privacy and security aimed at halting efforts to hack or “Zoombomb” meetings. The new policies include a password-by-default safeguard that automatically requires passwords to gain entrance to any meeting or waiting room. Notwithstanding the upgrades, Zoom is still…
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ABC’s of privacy this week-April 1, 2020

Applaud CSE urges COVID-19 researchers to protect data According to The Globe and Mail, Canada’s Communications Security Establishment, a federal intelligence agency, is urging COVID-19 researchers to protect personal details as “sophisticated threat actors” may look to steal “key research toward a vaccine.” For more info: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-spy-agency-warns-canadas-coronavirus-researchers-to-look-out-for/ Apple’s Safari blocks third-party cookies. According to The…
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ABC’s of privacy this week-March 26, 2020

Applause OAIC advises employers to meet privacy obligations amid COVID-19 epidemic According to ZDNet, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has advised employers to handle personal information per the Privacy Act of 1988, even in a pandemic.  The OAIC advised that the collection, use, and disclosure of personal details should be limited to necessary…
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ABC’s of Privacy This Week – March 12, 2020

Applause ·     Chinese messaging platform increases privacy practices According to South China Morning Post, WeChat, a popular messaging platform, has started updating its data privacy controls, particularly the restrictions on its third-party apps. WeChat has reportedly dialed back third-party data collection rights on several developers, asking for more transparency regarding the type of information…
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ABC’s of Privacy This Week – March 4, 2020

Applause ·     UK explains the approach to data adequacy in post-Brexit negotiations The UK government published its official position on several post-Brexit negotiations with the EU, including its approach to data adequacy. The government ingeminated its intention to have an independent data protection policy after the one-year transition period. In the transition period, there…
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Why Email Shouldn’t be Used to Manage DSARs

Data Subjects Access Requests (DSARs) have been on the rise since the European Commission gave the nod to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). There are many things to consider when your company receives a DSAR, including verifying the requestor’s identity, reviewing the information requested, and redacting any information related to other people.  However, one…
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