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UN Report Condemns Mass Surveillance

On October 15, Ben Emmerson, the special rapporteur to the UN for counter-terrorism and human rights issued a formal report to the General Assembly on mass surveillance programs. The report harshly criticizes mass electronic surveillance as a clear violation of basic privacy rights guaranteed by multiple treaties and [...]


NIST Smart Grid, Vol. 2

The NIST has just released its latest version of standards for Smart Grid cybersecurity. It is hoped that this will set the standard for state laws and corporate [...]


Data Retention in Australia Problematic

Back in September, the Australian senate passed a bill that dramatically expands the powers of intelligence agencies, whilst at the same tie creating new offences for disclosing information about the operations they will undertake with these new powers. This is just the first of a three revamps of privacy legislation in [...]


Privacy Professionals Required

Recent studies have indicated that the need for strong privacy knowledge is greater than ever. The so-called privacy boom has led to increased privacy budgets and positive implications for those working in the privacy [...]


Myths of the Privacy Budget

Based on the findings from the IAPP Industry of Privacy survey, this article looks at the breakdown of privacy budgets in various-sized organizations worldwide. It also debunks two common myths of privacy [...]