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(May 1, 2015) Washington Governor Jay Inslee has announced that Alex Alben has been appointed as the state’s first Chief Privacy Officer. Alben, the author of Analog Days—How Technology Rewrote Our Future and the former General Counsel at Starwave Corporation, will work in the Office of the Chief Information Officer. Read More

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FCC Workshop Examines the Future of Consumer Broadband Privacy

(Apr 29, 2015) There’s no doubt the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has raised its profile of late in the privacy world. The dialogue about what the FCC’s role should be in protecting consumers' privacy as they use broadband services was in full force during a workshop hosted by the agency. Moderated by representatives from the FCC and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and informed by a wide range of industry, academic, legal and advocacy voices, the two-panel conversation examined several complex issues in the digital landscape. Read More

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His Task? Start Up a Privacy Program at a Start-Up

(Apr 28, 2015) For a new CPO challenged with creating a privacy program, step one developing an internal policy, of course. But policy doesn't create a "culture of privacy" at an organization, which is essential to a successful privacy program. In part two of this quarterly series, Stephen Bolinger, CIPP/E, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, CIPM, who spent years at tech giant Microsoft, shares some of the strategic and tactical decisions along the way as a first-time CPO at start-up TeleSign, including how to create privacy pros to help you get the job done—whether they know it or not. Read More

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Illinois AG Targets ID Theft, Earlier Breach Notification

(Apr 28, 2015) Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has spent the last decade focused on consumer privacy and data security issues, from the passage of data breach legislation in 2005 to her testimony in front of Congress earlier this year on federal data breach legislation. Christine Czuprynski and Divonne Smoyer, CIPP/US, talk to Madigan about why state AGs are so focused on privacy these days and her aims to protect student and biometric data. Read More

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Monitoring Your Privacy Program: Part Four

(Apr 28, 2015) In the fourth part of this series, Deidre Rodriguez, CIPP/US, zooms in on the finance industry with Zoe Strickland, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, CIPT, chief privacy officer at JPMorgan Chase. Strickland discusses where to start on building a monitoring program, documenting in a central location and focusing on top risks, among other essential steps a privacy pro should take. Read More

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How To Operationalize the PIA

(Apr 28, 2015) Michael Hamilton, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, and Patrick Curry, CIPP/US, work for McKesson, a large healthcare services company. Because the company frequently needs to transfer protected health information from one department in the company to another, it’s developed a privacy impact assessment process to mitigate risk. Doing so has helped the company stay privacy smart in a number of ways, including frequently reassessing risk. Read More

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Vendor Management Means Managing Your Own Risk: Part Eight

By K Royal

(Apr 28, 2015) The first step to mitigate the risk of data breaches through vendors is to have an effective vendor-management program. It’s the best way to ensure that your vendors are doing their jobs correctly, understanding, of course, that one can delegate responsibility, but not accountability. K Royal, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, offers tips on how best to avoid a breach via your vendor. Read More

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