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Notes from the IAPP Publications Editor, Dec. 15, 2017

Greetings from Portsmouth, NH! As we near the end of the year, you can be sure the Federal Trade Commission has hosted a roundtable touching upon privacy. They seem to do so just about every December. I remember going to my first FTC roundtable...

Op-Ed: Why engineering for privacy needs standards

In a blogpost for EE Times, Kantara Initiative Executive Director Colin Wallis writes that a partnership launched between Kantara and the Consent Management Solutions Work Group aims to produce non-proprietary common practices associated with...

OPC to launch investigation into Uber data breach

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada will launch an investigation into the Uber data breach, CBC News reports. The OPC's investigation joins other similar inquiries launched in the U.S., U.K. and Australia, as well as a...

Halifax airport installs facial recognition kiosks

CBC News reports Halifax Stanfield International Airport has installed 24 kiosks equipped with facial recognition technology. International travelers arriving at the Canadian border will have their passports examined in one of the machines, with the kiosk then...

Will Canada have its own right to be forgotten?

The Canadian Press reports on the growing number of cases where individuals are asking media outlets to remove their names from previously published articles. Canada does not have an equivalent to the European Union’s “right to be...

FCC repeals net neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday 3-2 to repeal Obama-era regulations that provided the agency with authority to police internet service providers, Nextgov reports. The "Restoring Internet Freedom" order rolled back rules that prevented broadband...

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