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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9:30 am The Federal Trade commission and Its Section 5 Authority: Prosecutor, Judge, and Jury @ Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2154
The Federal Trade commission and… @ Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2154
Jul 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will be holding a hearing on the Federal Trade Commission and its Section 5 authority.
all-day Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion? @ Constitution Center
Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion o… @ Constitution Center
Sep 15 all-day
The Federal Trade Commission will host a public workshop entitled “Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion?” in Washington on September 15, 2014, to [...]
all-day IAPP Privacy Academy and CSA Congress 2014 @ San Jose Convention Center
IAPP Privacy Academy and CSA Con… @ San Jose Convention Center
Sep 17 – Sep 19 all-day
This fall, the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) are bringing together the IAPP Privacy Academy and the CSA Congress [...]
6:00 pm Consumer Action’s 43rd Annual Awards Reception @ Google
Consumer Action’s 43rd Annual Aw… @ Google
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – 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 [...]
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 [...]

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