(ISC)² just launched our new monthly Data Privacy and Security Briefing (you might have seen it via email last week). These briefings will go beyond the headlines to start exploring what these developments mean to you and your organization.Topics in the first briefing include:
You can view the briefing here.
Thanks for posting this, Kaity.
We're always looking for input from members. It would be great to hear what you think and what topics you'd like to see us explore in the future.
On another note, there were 3 recent settlements with the FTC relating to the Privacy Shield. These settlements are interesting from a US perspective because it shows the recent aggressive enforcement of the Privacy Shield framework by US authorities.
Three U.S. companies have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they misled consumers about their participation in the European Union-United States Privacy Shield framework, which allows companies to transfer consumer data from EU member states to the United States in compliance with EU law.
In separate complaints, the FTC alleges that human resources software company Decusof LLC, printing services company Tru Communication Inc. (doing business as TCPrinting.net), and Md7 LLC, which manages real estate leases for wireless companies, violated the FTC Act by falsely claiming that they were certified to participate in the EU-US Privacy Shield.
The FTC also alleged that Decusoft falsely claimed participation in the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield framework. Despite these claims, all three companies failed to complete the certification process for the Privacy Shield, according to the FTC complaints.
“Today’s actions highlight the FTC’s commitment to aggressively enforce the Privacy Shield frameworks, which are important tools in enabling transatlantic commerce,” said Acting FTC Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen. “Companies that want to benefit from these agreements must keep their promises or we will hold them accountable.”