Why 2020 is the Year of the Data Protection Officer and How to Deal With the Skills Shortage (Verdict)

Data privacy enforcement agencies around the world are ramping up judgements and penalties, while cybercriminals are doubling down with new ways to break into networks. With the du... More

Europe’s Privacy Overhaul Has Led to $126M in Fines — but Regulators are Just Getting Started (CNBC)

The European Union’s overhaul of data privacy regulation is estimated to have generated 114 million euros ($126 million) in fines since it was introduced almost two years ago. Si... More

The Future of Location Data and Smartphone Tracking (CPO)

The notion that governments and corporate giants are capable of exercising their technological might in order to monitor the behavior of ordinary people is nothing new. However, th... More

Salesforce Co-CEO: The U.S. Needs a National Privacy Law for Personal Data (CNBC)

The United States needs to develop a national privacy law for personal data, in a similar fashion to what the European Union has done, the head of Salesforce said at a panel discus... More

The Music Biz is Addicted to Data – and New Privacy Laws May Make it Go to Rehab (Forbes)

California’s new online privacy law, combined with a cocktail of similar laws in the EU, India and elsewhere, could drag the high-flying music industry down to earth. Music fest... More

Verizon Media Launches OneSearch, a Privacy-Focused Search Engine (VentureBeat)

Verizon Medi has launched a “privacy-focused” search engine called OneSearch. With OneSearch, Verizon promises there will be no cookie tracking, no ad personalization, no profi... More

Digital Privacy vs. Cybersecurity: The Confusing Complexity of Information Security in 2020 (Modern Diplomacy)

There is a small and potentially tumultuous revolution building on the horizon of 2020. Ironically, it’s a revolution very few people on the street are even aware of but literall... More

Google Now Treats iPhones as Physical Security Keys (The Verge)

The latest update to Google’s Smart Lock app on iOS means you can now use your iPhone as a physical 2FA security key for logging into Google’s first-party services in Chrome. O... More

How Digital Natives are Shaping the Future of Data Privacy (Security Intelligence)

With the California Consumer Privacy Act going into effect on January 1, 2020, I think it’s timely to look at how digital natives may change the way we view data privacy altogeth... More

Digital Privacy After Death: What Happens to Social Media Accounts When We Die (Verdict)

People have chased immortality since ancient times. Now, social media gives them a new way to simulate it. But, some experts say this poses threats to our data – and they think w... More

Why Biometric Security is the Future (Visual Capitalist)

With nearly eight billion people on the planet — and more than half of them on internet — verifying who’s who is one of the great technological challenges of our time. To mee... More

Streaming Services Reckon With Password-Sharing ‘Havoc (THR)

Password sharing has serious economic consequences. In 2019, companies lost about $9.1 billion to password piracy and sharing, and that will rise to $12.5 billion in 2024, accordin... More

Streaming Services Reckon With Password-Sharing ‘Havoc’ (THR)

Password sharing has serious economic consequences. In 2019, companies lost about $9.1 billion to password piracy and sharing, and that will rise to $12.5 billion in 2024, accordin... More

CES 2020: Apple, Facebook Sing From the Same Consumer Privacy Songbook (Forbes)

Facebook and Apple, which have spent more than a year sparring over privacy, adopted an astoundingly civil tone at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas — singing from the s... More

Data Privacy Will Be the Most Important Issue in the Next Decade (Forbes)

Information, data privacy and security concerns are a persistent trend that we’ve been reporting on nearly every year since computers started booting up. And now, the economic st... More

California AG: Privacy Law Enforcement to be Guided by Willingness to Comply (Reuters)

California’s attorney general is not planning an extension of a Jan. 1 deadline to comply with the state’s new digital privacy law but said enforcement efforts by his office wi... More

Contract for Web Can’t Fix Privacy Problems If Security Isn’t Included (Decipher)

The inventor of the World Wide Web wants the Contract for the Web to be a first step towards addressing problems such as misinformation, mass surveillance and censorship online, bu... More

Twitter Launches a Privacy Center to Centralize its Data Protection Efforts (TechCrunch)

Twitter is launching a new resource that aims to serve as the central place for everything related to the company’s efforts around privacy and data protection. The new site, the ... More

3 Things Every CIO Has to Get Right About Identity (Avanade Insights)

The 30,000-foot view of identity and access management (IAM) is crystal clear. As enterprises expand their digital boundaries, the old approaches to protecting data behind firewall... More

Streaming’s Next Big Headache: Data Compliance (THR)

From Disney+ to Harry Potter websites, Hollywood is readying a slew of digital platforms, and California legislation is taking aim at those collecting user info. ... More