It is Official! No one is in charge of my retinal scan!

It is Official! No one is in charge of my retinal scan!

Feds announce that Clear Pass data aint their problem.

Stay on this one, Marc Rotenberg!

Fate of Registered Traveler data up in air after vendor quits program — Federal Computer Week.

One more reason the US needs a Chief Privacy Officer is that there is so much that falls within the cracks of jurisdiction.  Data is the lifeblood of government and of commercial activity, but without someone “owning” the overall responsibility for a national strategy around respect for individual data, we will face a thousand nicks and cuts that weaken trust in the system.  Peter Swire served admirably as White House Counselor for Privacy during the Clinton administration from his seat at OMB.  A similar role today, chairing a CPO Council from the agencies as CDT and others have suggested, is critically needed if privacy battles are not going to overhang future efforts to move forward on dozens of areas that require robust but respectful use of data to succeed.

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Measuring Student Engagement in ...
Measuring Student Engagement in ...
Oct 7 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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11
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City by Numbers: Big Data and th... @ Pratt Institute
City by Numbers: Big Data and th... @ Pratt Institute
Oct 11 @ 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Big Data—the exponential growth and availability of information—is one of the defining phenomena of our time. It affects us all on different levels – with far-reaching social, environmental, and governmental significance. To help make sense[...]
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21
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Consumer Action’s 43rd Annual Aw... @ Google
Consumer Action’s 43rd Annual Aw... @ Google
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm
To mark its 43rd anniversary, Consumer Action’s Annual Awards Reception on October 21, 2014, will celebrate the theme of “Train the Trainer.” Through the power of individual and small group trainings, Consumer Action each year is[...]
Oct
29
Wed
Big Data and Privacy: Navigating... @ Schulze Hall
Big Data and Privacy: Navigating... @ Schulze Hall
Oct 29 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The rapid emergence of “big data” has created many benefits and risks for businesses today. As data is collected, stored, analyzed, and deployed for various business purposes, it is particularly important to develop responsible data[...]
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28
Wed
all-day Data Privacy Day
Data Privacy Day
Jan 28 all-day
“Data Privacy Day began in the United States and Canada in January 2008, as an extension of the Data Protection Day celebration in Europe. The Day commemorates the 1981 signing of Convention 108, the first[...]
Jan
28
Thu
all-day Data Privacy Day
Data Privacy Day
Jan 28 all-day
“Data Privacy Day began in the United States and Canada in January 2008, as an extension of the Data Protection Day celebration in Europe. The Day commemorates the 1981 signing of Convention 108, the first[...]

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