In the last post of this series on effective and efficient vendor management for The Privacy Advisor, K Royal, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, closes with an overview to help you do due diligence holistically. The checklist includes everything from risk assessment prior to hiring a third-party vendor to terminating a contract with one. “Take a look through this recap and mark where you're doing well and where you could use some improvements,” Royal writes. Miss any of the earlier chapters in this series? Find ... Read more
Yet again, this year’s Privacy Law Scholars Conference featured some of the leading thinking in the field, and yet again the IAPP was proud to award $2,500 and a speaking role to those two papers voted as the best of the best. After a couple of years featuring co-written papers, this year we’ve awarded two single authors for work that on the one hand looks back at the history of the Social Security number and on the other offers a path toward a new and better form of consumer-protection regulati... Read more
The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the country’s largest federal workers’ union, has filed a class-action lawsuit against the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in the wake of its massive data breach, The Hill reports. The AFGE sued the OPM Monday and specifically asked for a jury trial against OPM Director Katherine Archuleta and Chief Information Officer Donna Seymour. NationalJournal reports the OPM and the Department of Homeland Security held a conference call with sev... Read more
In an extensive three-part series, Fortune investigates the Sony hack, including “why Sony should have seen it coming.” Part one of the series is based on more than 50 interviews with current and former high-level executives at Sony as well as emails and documents stolen and exposed by the hackers. “What happened at Sony stands as a landmark event,” the report states. “It struck terror in boardrooms throughout corporate America, and for all the unique elements in Sony’s situation, the lessons ap... Read more
British Prime Minister David Cameron will officially move forward with anti-terror surveillance legislation, once dubbed the “Snooper’s Charter,” Politico reports. “The question we must ask ourselves is whether … we are content to leave a safe space … for terrorists to communicate with each other,” Cameron said. "My answer is no, we should not be,” he continued. Tech company In.die has pledged to take its business elsewhere. “We're not going to stay in a country where we might be forced to backd... Read more
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