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The European Commission Considers Amending the General Data Protection Regulation to Make Digital Age of Consent Consistent

The European Commission published a Communication on its mandated two-year evaluation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on June 24, 2020 in which it discusses as a future policy development “the possible harmonisation of the age of children consent in relation to information society services.” Notably, harmonizing the age of consent for children across […]

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FPF Releases New Report on GDPR Guidance for US Higher Education Institutions

Today, FPF released The General Data Protection Regulation: Analysis and Guidance for US Higher Education Institutions by Senior Counsel Dr. Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna. The new report contains analysis and guidance to assist United States-based higher education institutions and their edtech service providers in assessing their compliance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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A New U.S. Model for Privacy? Comparing the Washington Privacy Act to GDPR, CCPA, and More

By Stacey Gray, Pollyanna Sanderson, and Katelyn Ringrose Download a printable version of this report (pdf). As Congress continues to work toward drafting and passing a comprehensive national privacy law, state legislators are not slowing down. In Washington State, a new comprehensive privacy law is moving quickly: last week, the Washington Privacy Act (SSB 6281) […]

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It’s Raining Privacy Bills: An Overview of the Washington State Privacy Act and other Introduced Bills

By Pollyanna Sanderson (Policy Counsel), Katelyn Ringrose (Christopher Wolf Diversity Law Fellow) & Stacey Gray (Senior Policy Counsel)   Today, on the first day of a rapid-fire 2020 legislative session in the state of Washington, State Senator Carlyle has introduced a new version of the Washington Privacy Act (WPA). Legislators revealed the Act during a live press […]

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New White Paper Provides Guidance on Embedding Data Protection Principles in Machine Learning

Immuta and the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) today released a working white paper, Data Protection by Process: How to Operationalise Data Protection by Design for Machine Learning, that provides guidance on embedding data protection principles within the life cycle of a machine learning model.  Data Protection by Design (DPbD) is a core data protection requirement […]

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Comparing Privacy Laws: GDPR v. CCPA

In November 2018, OneTrust DataGuidance and FPF partnered to publish a guide to the key differences between the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA).  Since then, a series of bills, signed by the California Governor on 11 October 2019, amended the CCPA to exempt from its application […]

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10 Reasons Why the GDPR Is the Opposite of a ‘Notice and Consent’ Type of Law

The below piece was originally published on Medium. For a version with humorous images, head to the original post. A ‘notice and consent’ privacy law puts the entire burden of privacy protection on the person and then it doesn’t really give them any choice. The GDPR does the opposite of this. There is so much […]

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ITPI: 2019 Privacy Predictions in the Post GDPR Era

To celebrate CyberWeek, Israel Tech Policy Institute Executive Director Limor Shmerling Magazanik will join an expert panel on the future of data protection and privacy. The panel will be followed by a cocktail hour at the Social Club, then dinner in the heart of Tel Aviv’s vibrant Rothchild district. The event is open to the […]

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GDPR: A Year On – IEEE calls for articles

Do you have an interesting perspective on Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation or insightful information about GDPR to share? IEEE Security and Privacy seeks articles from scholars and practitioners from various disciplines and countries to examine GDPR: A Year On. Successful submissions will address (among other topics) the GDPR’s: • position at the intersection of […]