HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS ISSUE
- Updates on India's privacy bill
- The "shaky state" of student privacy
- The ADPPA - how does it protect privacy?
- How to protect medical data privacy
Drawing uncertainty and scrutiny from various privacy advocates and tech giants, India has withdrawn its Personal Data Protection Bill. “This move comes as a surprise as lawmakers had indicated recently that the bill, unveiled in 2019, could see the 'light of day' soon enough.” Read more about the bill and why it’s being reconsidered here.
Over a million current and former students from schools across the United States have had their data leaked “after a recent cyberattack on Illuminate Education, a leading provider of student-tracking software.” This breach showcases the lax safeguards around student privacy. As one concerned parent puts it, “If you’re a bad student and had disciplinary problems and that information is now out there, how do you recover from that? It’s your future. It’s getting into college, getting a job. It’s everything.” Learn more here.
33 of the top 100 hospitals in the United States use the Meta Pixel to track visitors on their websites and feed that data to Facebook and Instagram for targeted ads. This practice brings up concerns over patient privacy and consent. Does it violate medical privacy laws? Learn more about this potential HIPAA breach and read the full complaints here.
The American Data Privacy and Protection Act (ADPPA) is making its way through the United States Congress and getting closer to becoming law. But, what does this mean? What is the core of the ADPPA, and will it protect consumer privacy? Learn more about the new potential law here.
“When the US Supreme Court overturned the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision last month..it immediately raised the stakes on medical data privacy for individuals and their employers.” Learn the best practices for how to protect the privacy of your consumers’ sensitive medical data here.
Hashing is a powerful tool, but when it comes to protecting customer PII, does hashing make sense? In this blog, learn about the problems that hashing solves, but also why it falls short as a viable solution for secure storage of sensitive customer data, and why it fails as a data privacy solution. Learn more here.
As privacy becomes more important for both B2B and B2C businesses, the ‘privacy by design’ approach puts privacy considerations at the beginning of the product development process, allowing you to plan without undue fear of last-minute concerns from well-meaning coworkers, or, much worse, leaving your company vulnerable to a data breach. Learn more about privacy by design here.
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fintech_devcon: August 23-25, Denver, CO. Join Sean Falconer's talk "Enabling data privacy, payments, and analytics with an API"
SaaStr Annual: September 13-15, San Francisco, CA.
Infobip Shift: September 19-20, Zadar, Croatia. Join Sean Falconer's talk "Isolate and Protect Instead of Protecting In-Place"
IAPP Privacy, Security, Risk: October 13-14, Austin, TX.
Gartner IT Symposium: October 17-20, Orlando, FL.
TechCrunch Disrupt: October 18-20, San Francisco, CA.
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