Microsoft is not happy with many international laws, and it feels it only affects its ability to protect privacy and keep its customers safe. Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer at Microsoft testified ahead of U.S. Congressional hearing this week. He urges the government to update its international standards. Smith said that many of […]
BARCELONA, Spain—Stephen Deadman, Facebook's global deputy chief privacy officer, said data-based ads should be more than just a "tax" for the transaction of services on the platform. During a panel discussion at Mobile World Congress...Show More Summary
Meet the Seattle Police Department's new Director of Transparency and Privacy, Mary Perry. Hopefully she lasts longer than the former Chief Information Officer. City of Seattle Seattle police chief Kathleen O'Toole has tapped Mary Perry,...Show More Summary
“Donald passed away.” We had been sitting in the chiefs’ office with a few of the attendings who had all had Donald (name changed to protect privacy) on their service at one time or another. Everybody exhaled a collective sigh, soaking in the sting of the knowledge of Don’s death; then, within a few seconds, everybody had […]
About the Webinar World wide, Data Privacy laws are increasing. Customers are increasingly aware, and concerned, about how data is processed. The Chief Privacy Officer is (or should be) a key stakeholder for many Data Governance initiatives, and new terms like “Privacy by Design” and “Privacy Engineering” are entering our conversations with peers. Show More Summary
Privacy is a big concern for consumers right now. Yesterday, Microsoft’s President and Chief Legal Officer, Brad Smith wrote a blog post where he covered some of the recent events related to information security. In the blog post, Brad Smith beautifully highlighted how the software giant values its customers’ privacy. Brad stated that the company […]
The BlackBerry Priv is here — we reviewed the phone but there’s a lot more to say. This is BlackBerry’s first Android device. I had the opportunity to talk to Dave Kleidermacher, BlackBerry’s chief security officer, and pick his brain about the Priv and more broadly about the company’s decision to finally go Android. First […]
Brad Smith, Microsoft's Chief Legal Officer, argued that privacy is a fundamental right of people in both the U.S. and the EU, and their governments will have to agree on data transfer rules that respect that right.
Company's chief legal officer says "privacy is a fundamental human right."
Mikko Hypponen, the chief research officer at F-Secure Corp., lamented that the Internet has irreparably become a privacy nightmare through reliance on “free” services that make money from profiling users for showing them targeted a...
Remarkable piece by Brad Smith, Microsoft’s chief legal officer (subhead: “Solving the New Privacy Rubik’s Cube”): This transformation helps explain why individuals in the tech sector increasingly have been talking about privacy. Just...Show More Summary
Nicole Perlroth and Mike Isaac, reporting for the NYT: “Samsung Pay was not impacted and at no point was any personal payment information at risk,” Darlene Cedres, Samsung’s chief privacy officer, said in a statement. “This was an isolated incident that targeted the LoopPay corporate network, which is a physically separate network. Show More Summary
California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris is requiring Silicon Valley start-up Houzz Inc. to hire a "chief privacy officer" as part of a settlement resolving breach-of-privacy allegations, the first time the office has imposed such a provision. Over six months in 2013, Irvine-based employees of the popular...
Former White House Chief Privacy Officer Peter Swire told Sputnik that the likelihood of secrets coming to light limits the degree of control a government can exert over its people.
Bowing to pressure to reveal its government-related data practices, Amazon today released information outlining US government requests for information about its customers and users. Stephen Schmidt, chief information security officer...Show More Summary
I got a chance to sit down with Jason Straight, SVP and Chief Privacy Officer. Jason works on the legal side of security, meaning as a lawyer, not law enforcement. The conversation covers international legal concerns, privacy and communicating with your own legal counsel, just to mention a few of the topics. The interview was […]
Recent changes to Facebook’s ad products resulted in concerns about users’ privacy, and deputy chief privacy officer Rob Sherman aimed to put users at ease with a detailed note on the Facebook and Privacy page Monday. Sherman discussed...Show More Summary
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