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(Apr 1, 2015) The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) has evolved since its introduction in 1991 to account for the rise in, first, fax-based marketing, then cell phones and text messaging and most recently a change to more closely align it with the Federal Trade Commission’s Telephone Consumer Fraud and Abuse Act. The Federal Communications Commission, TCPA’s regulating body, has issued rulings and orders that provide clarity on its expectations. How to keep track of it all? Luckily, the IAPP has collected a bevy of resources and guidance in its online Resource Center to help you comply. Read More

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Live-Streaming Just Got Easier; Are We Ready for the Consequences?

(Apr 1, 2015) A couple of weeks back, a new social networking app made quite a splash at SXSW. Meerkat went from zero to hero faster than a Tesla drag race. But Meerkat may have been a flash in the pan. Just days later, Twitter announced it had its own version of Meerkat. Ladies and gentlemen, we now have Periscope. Whichever app you use, live-streaming just got significantly easier. “Now, I’m not saying that Periscope is a bad, privacy-invading social network,” writes Jedidiah Bracy, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, in this Privacy Perspective post, “but Periscope, and its less fortunate cousin, Meerkat, could easily become such "bad, privacy-invading" social networks. Read More

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Why Breaches Have Little Impact on Stock Prices

(Apr 1, 2015) While high-profile data breaches expose millions of consumers’ personal information and often force companies to spend millions to restore brand loyalty, “even the most significant recent breaches had very little impact on the company’s stock price,” Elena Kvochko and Rajiv Pant write for Harvard Business Review. That’s because shareholders “still don’t have good metrics, tools and approaches to measure the impact of cyberattacks on businesses and translate that into a dollar value,” the report states. The authors caution that “companies whose assets are primarily non-digital have less incentive to invest in prevention if they know their stock price will survive—and that takes a toll on the overall economy and consumer privacy.” Read More

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Facebook: Tracking Report Is “Inaccurate”

(Apr 1, 2015) Facebook has attacked a report that said its privacy policy may violate EU laws, BBC News reports. The report was produced last month at the request of the Belgian Data Protection Authority and concluded that the site tracks people without their consent. An annex to that report came out last week adding details about Facebook’s tracking. Facebook said, however, the report is “inaccurate” and complained that it was not contacted prior to its publication so it could clarify assumptions or comment.... Read More

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GPEN: 2014 a “Year of Progress”

(Apr 1, 2015) The Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN) has released its annual report for 2014. The report highlights increased levels of participation, including “substantial enhancements to the online cooperation platform,” the addition of 15 more authorities to GPEN—including new members from Africa, Asia and Latin America—and a “major cooperative sweep” that examined the privacy practices of more than 1,200 online mobile apps. GPEN’s announcement of this year’s report features insights from members of the GPEN Committee, which includes authorities from Canada, Israel, New Zealand, the UK and the U.S. “The global nature of the digital economy and the rapid technological developments raise data protection challenges that require global enforcement partnerships,” said the Israeli Law, Information and Technology Authority’s Alon Bachar. Read More

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VC Firm Betting Big on Software Security Service

(Apr 1, 2015) The Wall Street Journal reports that venture-capital firm Andreessen Horowitz has nearly doubled its funding to a computer-security company that is creating software that can detect what software employees are running on company computers. Last year, Andreessen Horowitz invested $90 million in Tanium and has announced it has added another $52 million to that. The investment may be demonstrating the value venture-capital firms are placing in the cybersecurity landscape. (Registration may be required to access this story.) Read More

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Verizon Customers Can Now Opt Out of Ad-Targeting

(Apr 1, 2015) Verizon Wireless customers now have the ability to opt out of the company's controversial ad-targeting program that tagged users with undeletable tracking codes or “supercookies,” The New York Times reports. The company announced in January it would provide a complete opt-out. In the past, customers could unsubscribe from the marketing aspect of the program but couldn’t disable being tagged with customer codes, the report states. Now, the company has stopped inserting a unique identifier for cus... Read More

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Sen. Concerned About Insurer’s Breach Response

(Apr 1, 2015) Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) remains “seriously concerned” about health insurer Premera Blue Cross’s delay in notifying 11 million customers their records were exposed in a breach, The Hill reports. Murray, who represents the insurer’s home state, requested more information on its security measures and response to the incident, and the company responded with a letter on Friday, the report states. While Murray said she appreciated the “prompt response,” she remains “concerned about the pace of notifi... Read More

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Parents’ Actions Don’t Mirror Their Concern for Kids’ Privacy

(Apr 1, 2015) A recent TRUSTe survey found that while parents of children from birth through the age of 13 expressed concern for their children’s online privacy, their actions don’t necessarily reflect that. Research found that 69 percent of parents in the U.S. post pictures of their children online despite privacy concerns, with one in three posting pictures once a month or more, while 58 percent said they’re concerned about their children’s privacy online and 82 percent said they believe it’s their primary responsibility to protect their children’s personal information online. In addition, results showed that one in five parents have bypassed rules to help their children set up online accounts on websites that require users be over the age of 13. Read More

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EPIC Asks Court To Force FAA To Create Drone Privacy Rules

(Apr 1, 2015) The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) has asked a Washington, DC, Court of Appeals “to force the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to come up with privacy rules concerning drones,” CIO reports. EPIC was one of 35 groups that previously petitioned the FAA for a public procedure to create drone privacy regulations, the report states, noting “the FAA rejected the request.” When the request was rejected late last year, the FAA said, “We have determined that the issue you have raised is not an immediate safety concern.” While the FAA said it would consider the request in its commercial drone flight rules, “when they were published in February they included no mention of privacy,” the report states. Read More

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