In this edition of Inside 1to1: Privacy, we explore the concept of "the right to be forgotten." While people in the offline world have, over the millennia, figured out how to leave little or no trace, the methods that served them do not translate to the online world, says one privacy expert in this month's lead story. Scuffing out our digital footprints, it seems, will require a new kind of thinking.
We recognized three organizations recently for this kind of new thinking. It was wonderful to see so many of you at the Privacy Academy in Baltimore, where we presented the 2010 IAPP Privacy Innovation awards to Symcor, Inc., Minnesota Privacy Consultants and Microsoft Corporation for their novel approaches to privacy and data protection.
The winner of one of one of our 2009 Innovation Awards is featured in our second article this month. The Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) created a data protection program to support its use of biometrics to authenticate graduate school admissions test-takers. GMAC became the first organization to be authorized by the privacy authority of France to process such data. This was no small victory, and in "GMAC: Navigating EU approval for advanced biometrics," you'll learn the secrets to their success.
J. Trevor Hughes, CIPP
Executive Director, IAPP