COVID-19 wasn’t the only thing to sweep the globe in 2020 — the year also brought a wave of privacy legislation. Major players, including Brazil, Canada and China, all introduced privacy legislation that closely aligns with the EU General Data Protection Regulation. And in the U.S., California debuted the highly anticipated California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and quickly followed up by approving the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020 (CPRA), which modifies the existing CCPA obligations and introduces new ones. So, what’s in store for 2021?
Your next home will be connected in creepy ways. It will take a while, but eventually every machine and device in your house will talk to everything else, and Consumer Electronic Show (CES)-born inspiration will be at their roots. From e-toothbrushes to connected e-toilets that can detect a health issue (Really!), the items in your home will be controlled via the internet and will be everywhere. But what does that mean for security?
Greek police are set to introduce live face recognition before the summer. By the summer of 2021, the Greek police will receive thousands of devices allowing for live facial recognition and fingerprint identification. The devices will be deployed in everyday police work, according to a Greek police official AlgorithmWatch talked to.
To effectively reduce enterprise risk, cybersecurity leaders argue it's critical to fully embed cybersecurity in the enterprise-risk management framework and into the whole organization. Here, we talk to Curt Dalton, Managing Director and Global Leader of Protiviti's security and privacy practice, about the importance and the benefits of this practice.
Many organizations are planning to continue with remote work until at least late spring 2021 while others will continue to migrate to a distributed workforce as part of their long-term business plans. With all of this in mind, a quick look at the cybersecurity, privacy, and compliance Magic 8 Ball indicates that “all signs point to yes” for continued attacks and digital transformation.
After a successful launch earlier this year, Carnegie Mellon researchers introduced the latest version of the IoT Privacy Assistant, an app and digital infrastructure that enables users to discover IoT devices nearby, learn about the data they collect and any controls they might possibly give, such as opting in or out of their data collection and use practices.
In the wake of Schrems II, the EDPB’s much-anticipated recommendations provide extensive guidance on supplementary measures parties can use to legally transfer data out of the EEA in the absence of an adequacy decision.
In a flurry of activity last week, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) and the European Commission made major announcements affecting cross-border data transfers out of the EEA. First, the EDPB announced the adoption of draft recommendations on measures that supplement cross-border data transfer tools as well as recommendations on the European Essential Guarantees for surveillance measures. The below post will examine the EDPB’s draft recommendations on supplementary measures. The draft new standard contractual clauses will be discussed in a separate post.