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Viewing entries posted in April 2017

Commissioner's US diary - part four John Edwards
27 April 2017

US Capitol

The International Working Group on Data Protection in Telecommunications is a bit of a mouthful, so it is shortened to “The Berlin Group,” referring to the Berlin Data Protection Office, which initiated the working group in 1983, and has provided its secretariat ever since.

Commissioner's US diary - part three John Edwards
26 April 2017

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The IAPP Global Privacy Summit I posted about last week wrapped up on Thursday. Here are a few highlights from the day:

Commissioner’s US diary - part two John Edwards
21 April 2017

lincoln

This year’s opening keynote speeches on day two of the International Association of Privacy Professionals Global Privacy Summit in Washington DC were by Tristan Harris and JD Vance.

Commissioner’s US diary – part one John Edwards
21 April 2017

fearless girl

The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Global Privacy Summit in Washington DC is probably the biggest event on the annual privacy calendar.

Breach case 3: Catches win matches Neil Sanson
7 April 2017

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A recent data breach provided an example of how it is sometimes possible to catch a breach as it is happening and avert potential harm.

How to make information available – some tips for agencies Lynley Cahill
4 April 2017

Information centre malaysia

We live in an age where agencies collect and hold a lot of information about us. When we then request access to that information, this places demands on the time and resources of agencies to meet their obligations under the Privacy Act. Agencies sometimes feel a bit overwhelmed when responding to requests for personal information -  especially where a high volume of information is held.

Traitors under our skin? Sebastian Morgan-Lynch
4 April 2017

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When Ross Compton’s house caught fire in September 2016, he was able to escape unscathed, with a suitcase full of clothes and the charger for his external heart pump. But when the 59-year-old US man explained to arson investigators how he’d broken the window with his cane and hurled his most important belongings out the window before scrambling to safety, they weren’t convinced. And so, in a twist that would have been science fictional a few years ago, they interrogated his heart.