In a long-overdue nod to both privacy and security, the administration finally moved Whitehouse.gov to HTTPS on March 9th. This followed the FTC's March 6th move to do the same. And yet, far too many government websites operate without the additional security this provides. Show More Summary
(Paul Mirengoff) So says Dan Metcalfe, a Democrat who served for more than a quarter-century as founding director of the Justice Department’s Office of Information and Privacy and, as such, was the federal government’s chief information-disclosure...Show More Summary
A CNBC article this morning talked about a conference that was held yesterday which involved a discussion between Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO)‘s Chief Information-Security Officer, Alex Stamos and National Security Agency (NSA) Director, Admiral Michael S. Show More Summary
Almost exactly a year ago, the NSA announced the hiring of Rebecca Richards to be its Civil Liberties and Privacy Officer, leading many to exclaim, wait, the NSA has that job? Indeed it does. Though we haven't heard much from Richards since that hiring, she did appear on the latest "Cyberlaw Podcast" with Techdirt's number one fanboy, Stewart Baker. Show More Summary
Katie Moussouris, chief policy officer at HackerOne, who played a major role in developing Microsoft’s Bug Bounty Program, has aired her concerns after she was not only asked to turn on her laptop (standard procedure) at France’s Charles de Gaulle … Continue reading ?
As lead investor and former Facebook General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer Chris Kelly today stepped in as interim head of the curated film streaming service Fandor after CEO Ted Hope left for another gig, speculation is building on where Hope will go next. Show More Summary
Snowden wasn't such a surprise to some people.
Harriet Pearson worked at IBM for nearly two decades, overseeing security and data protection. Uber is in damage-control mode. To mitigate the offhand remarks an Uber exec made last week about potentially digging up dirt on journalists,...Show More Summary
Reacting to an outcry from consumers about the company's access to a "God view" of all data in the network, Uber has hired a data privacy expert to "conduct an in-depth review and assessment" of the company's current policies. The expert,...Show More Summary
From controversial statements from executives to concerns over its users’ data privacy, it’s been a rough week for Uber. It’s now trying to do some damage control. The company announced today that it has hired a team of privacy experts,...Show More Summary
The Omaha Mayor’s Office would like law enforcement officials to be able to access personal information from Omahans’ library cards in emergencies, setting off a debate over patrons’ privacy. Mayor Jean Stothert’s chief of staff, Marty...Show More Summary
The White House gave hope to critics of US government surveillance when it nominated its first Chief Privacy Officer last year, but it appears that those privacy reform efforts just hit a snag. Nicole Wong has left the CPO position (which also made...
U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer Nicole Wong, who focused on privacy and big data issues, is leaving the White House a little more than a year after joining the Obama administration. Wong's last day is Friday; she will return to California where her family lives, the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy said in a statement. Prior […]
The growing importance of information in decision-making is pushing priorities such as accuracy and compliance higher up the corporate agenda, to the point that a growing number of organizations are now are appointing dedicated leaders charged with shouldering those new … Continue reading ?
Many people have asked me to explain the recent reorganization at ONC, reducing 17 different offices to 10:Office of Care Transformation: Kelly CroninOffice of the Chief Privacy Officer: Joy PrittsOffice of the Chief Operating Officer:...Show More Summary
We created a new Chief Privacy Officer. We've put out guidance recently, and where it needs to be strengthened going forward -- and not just us, but everybody, states, districts, schools, myself as a parent trying to figure it out everyday with my kids. Show More Summary
On Wednesday, Yahoo's freshly minted Chief Information Security Officer Alex Stamos announced the company had implemented a series of stronger security and privacy measures, including securing traffic that moves between their servers and encrypting most search queries automatically. This is a major step for Yahoo which has been dogged by critics for years for lagging behind […]
Speaking yesterday at a privacy conference NSA Civil Liberty and Privacy Officer Rebecca Richards said, without a hint of irony or sarcasm, that the intelligence agency considers civil liberties a top concern. From The Hill: Civil liberties...Show More Summary
On Google's Q4 earnings call yesterday, chief business officer Nikesh Arora was asked a question about "cookies," which digital privacy advocates will examine very, very closely. Google is known to be working on a plan to replace cookies — but little is known about how far along that plan is. Show More Summary
The scandal over NSA snooping has caused many adverse reactions, but one of the more notable ones has just come from Mozilla's chief privacy officer Alex Fowler. Speaking with NPR, with the interview coming just after President Obama's public comments about government surveillance reform, Fowler said that the threat of a balkanized Internet is real. Show More Summary