“Privacy by Design breeds innovation and creativity” says former Information and Privacy Commissioner

Nearly 12 months on from the implementation of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, organisations adaptation to stronger data protection laws has evolved into a broader discussion on how best to drive innovation while championing data privacy. The issue sparked debate on social media yesterday following a comment published by Chris Hoofnagle‏ (@hoofnagle) in response to […]

Facebook allegedly broke privacy rules in Canada

The Canadian regulator has accused Facebook of “serious contraventions” of the country’s privacy laws. According to the federal privacy commissioner, the social network has also been neglecting its duties as a protector of personal private information, following a probe into Facebook’s conduct in relation to the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Canada’s privacy commissioner, Daniel Therrien, stated: […]

Australian data privacy laws “rushed”

Australia’s Consumer Data Right is being pushed through too rapidly, to the detriment of secure privacy protection, an Australian NGO has said. According to the Australian Privacy Foundation (APF), there exists a lack of adequate security measures surrounding the forthcoming Consumer Data Right (CDR). The Foundation feels the Australian government is missing out on a […]

New data protection bill could strengthen data privacy rights of US consumers

Recently, Google boss, Sundar Pichai faced a barrage of data security questions before the House Judiciary Committee over perceived bias of Google’s search engine and products against conservatives. Barely 24 hours later, a breakaway of 15 Democrat senators has put forward proposals for a new bill designed to galvanise data privacy online, CNET reports. As […]