How to Incorporate Privacy by Design Into Your Business

Olartemoure Blog

Privacy by Design is the integration of data processing procedures to every stage of business practices. The European Data Protection Board has established the most complete guidelines regarding Privacy by Design and by Default as set forth in the European Union’s GDPR (1).

A Look Back at Canada’s Privacy Legislation in 2021


2021 was a transformational year for Canadian privacy legislation. Following the changes made to the Federal reforms to PIPEDA in 2020 , several provinces amended their privacy legislation to protect their constituents’ interests. Photo by Matthew Henry ( Unsplash ).


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New Primer on the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA)

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

In summer 2018, I wrote a short primer on the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) soon after its passage. The passage of the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) in November 2020 necessitated a complete revamp. Privacy/Security

Instacart’s Privacy Policy Protects Stripe from Consumer Privacy Claims–Silver v. Stripe

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Instacart purports to bind consumers to its privacy policy via this screen: (Sorry for the poor image resolution. The court says Instacart creates an enforceable sign-in-wrap (ugh): The Court finds Instacart’s privacy policy conspicuous and obvious for several reasons.

International Association of Privacy Professionals: Michael Geist Calls for More Robust Privacy Law at the IAPP Canadian Privacy Symposium, 2018

Michael Geist

I spoke at the 2018 Privacy Symposium hosted by the International Association of Privacy Professionals. There, I discussed online privacy rights issues which changed with the emergence of different social media platforms and how it should be addressed. .

‘365 for Business’ Users’ Privacy Lawsuit Dismissed–Russo v. Microsoft

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Instead, the allegations recount Microsoft’s numerous (robust) privacy-related representations made to customers. Washington Privacy Act : Plaintiffs also asserted claims under Washington’s one-party consent statute. Court Sends Google Assistant Privacy Lawsuit Back for a Redo.

Privacy Lawsuit Based on Website Tracking by Service Provider Trimmed

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

On behalf of a putative class, the plaintiffs asserted privacy claims—including for wiretapping—under California law. As an initial matter, the court says that Nike’s privacy policy does not undermine plaintiff’s claims. The Cookie Crumbles for Amazon Privacy Plaintiffs – Del Vecchio v.

Ontario Ministry Of Government And Consumer Services Launches Consultation On Modernizing Ontario’s Privacy Protection Framework


On June 17, 2021, the Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS) announced the launch of public consultation on the MGCS’ white paper, which outlines proposals for reforming Ontario’s privacy protection framework. .

Does the Canadian Online Harms Proposal Increase Privacy Risks?


Online privacy is, without a doubt, an area of growing concern. How would successful implementation of the proposal negatively impact privacy rights? Blogs Privacy Uncategorized Emily Prieur online harm privacy safety social mediaPhoto by AbsolutVision ( UNSPLASH ).

Hey—You’re Muted! Privacy in the Zoom-Era


Privacy has been a reoccurring issue debated across the world as virtual communication is no longer seen as an option but essential to working remotely during a pandemic. Not only does this violate our privacy rights, but it also creates a bigger ethical dilemma within the economic market.

DuckDuckGo Profits on Privacy

LexBlog IP

2021 was a rough year for many businesses, but there was at least one winner: in a recent blog post , privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo reported a record growth of over 46 percent and now claims to serve more than 27 million Americans. If this growth trend continues, it could indicate that an increasing number of consumers are placing a premium on privacy.

The Law Bytes Podcast, Episode 103: Privacy Reform Comes to Canada – Chantal Bernier on the Passage of Quebec’s Bill 64

Michael Geist

Privacy reform in Canada has lagged at the federal level with the efforts to update PIPEDA seemingly going nowhere, but multiple provinces have moved ahead with amending their own laws. Show Notes: Bill 64 on Modernizing Quebec privacy law – Why It Matters and How to Prepare for It.

The Law Bytes Podcast, Episode 111: The Story Behind JusTech – How Three University of Ottawa Law Students Created a Technology Compliance Solution for Privacy Breach Rules

Michael Geist

Privacy breaches have become increasingly commonplace as businesses of all sizes grapple with how to keep customer information secure and what to do when things go wrong. Podcasts justech lawbytespod legal innovation privacy privacy breach

A new wrinkle in Internet privacy

Likelihood of Confusion

The Alex Kozinski dustup has everyone clucking his tongue over the seemingly inevitable march toward realization of the dictum that there is no expectation of privacy for anything going on. The post A new wrinkle in Internet privacy appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.

Privacy Plight: Apple’s Proposed Changes & Consumer Pushback


In August, Apple made headlines by introducing new privacy features in their upcoming software updates. Over the years, Apple has cultivated a strong reputation as a protector of consumer privacy. Photo by Jimmy Jin ( Unsplash ).

Bill 64 Receives Royal Assent And Signals Major Reform For Quebec’s Privacy Landscape


On September 22, 2021, Quebec’s major privacy reform bill, An Act to modernize legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information (Bill 64), received royal assent after being adopted by the Quebec National Assembly the day before.

UK Court Finds Use Of Ring Surveillance Equipment Infringes Privacy Rights Associated With The General Data Protection Regulation


After the parties failed to informally resolve the matter, the Claimant brought a case before the Court claiming numerous causes of action, including the Defendant’s breach of applicable privacy laws. Under Section 2 of the DPA, the privacy of individuals is protected by the Regulations.

Do You Know How the Cookies Crumble? Your Duty in Protecting E-Commerce Consumers’ Data Privacy

McBayer IP Blog

Posted In e-commerce , Intellectual Property , online privacy The pandemic led people to work from home, connect from home, shop from home, and, for many, entrepreneur from home.

Tabloid Loses Appeal In Markle's Letter Privacy Suit

IP Law 360

An appeals court ruled on Thursday against a tabloid that printed extracts from a letter Meghan Markle wrote to her estranged father, saying the violation to her privacy was disproportionate to support assertions that she'd sent him a loving message

IPSC Panel 12 – Identity, Data, and Privacy


Dustin Marlan, The Dystopian Right of Publicity Privacy problems (surveillance) are often analogized to the dystopia of 1984; ROP problems stemming from infinite transferablility can be analogized to Brave New World (1932). Rothman: Does not agree that ROP is the coined opposite of the right of privacy, nor that it should have a purely economic and commercial focus. Privacy may have untapped potential for dealing with these misattributions, especially false light.

A 24/7 Police Line-up: Clearview AI, the RCMP, and Privacy Laws


Reports of racial bias and Canadian privacy law violations weaken the argument for implementing FRT. The special report specifically investigates the RCMP’s use of Clearview AI (with FRT), pursuant to section 39(1) of Canada’s Privacy Act. Photo Credit: Michael Jakubowski ( Unsplash ).

A Comprehensive Look at Data Privacy

LexBlog IP

data privacy : what businesses NEED TO know. Keeping pace with the state of data privacy and data privacy regulations is becoming a pressing responsibility for businesses in the digital age. Jump to a Section: What is Data Privacy? Data Privacy versus Data Security?

Privacy Tip #295 – Privacy Concerns in 2021

LexBlog IP

As we work through the second half of 2021, not quite out of the pandemic, still working remotely sometimes or all the time, data privacy and security concerns are more important today than ever before. The changing landscape of technology, the increased sophistication of organized crime using digital tools, and the continued lack of awareness of data privacy and security concerns are making 2021 more hazardous than previous years.

Biometric Information Privacy Programs

LexBlog IP

Illinois’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) continues to be a problem for employers who are using biometric information such as palm readers or fingerprint timekeeping software. Companies collecting biometric information from Illinois residents may wish to confirm that they have a Biometric Information Privacy Program in place. Most of the laws and bills are similar to BIPA but, as always, when it comes to privacy laws, they are not identical.

The Office Of The Information And Privacy Commissioner Of Ontario Responds To The Province’s Proposal For Private Sector Privacy Law Reform


On September 7, 2021, the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC) issued its response to the Ontario government’s white paper on proposals for a provincial private sector privacy law, as previously reported by the E-TIPS® Newsletter here.

Podcast: Managing IP, Data and Privacy Risks of Pension Administration Systems

JD Supra Law

In this episode of Public Pensions & Investments Briefings, Thomas Dover and Ashley Dunning discuss the protections public pension plans can put in place today to ensure these kinds of data privacy attacks are kept at bay.

Playing with privacy? Privacy and cybersecurity considerations in esports

LexBlog IP

The world of competitive video gaming implicates a complicated patchwork of privacy laws, and esports companies need to keep in mind some key issues when assessing privacy and cybersecurity obligations. This was originally published by Esports Insider on June 24, 2021.

Keeping Your Data Safe: The Differential Privacy Temporal Map Challenge

U.S. Department of Commerce

Keeping Your Data Safe: The Differential Privacy Temporal Map Challenge. These prize challenge technologies successfully enable public safety agencies to share data without compromising the privacy of individuals. . The Case for Differential Privacy .

The Real George Costanza and the Right to Privacy

JIPEL Copyright Blog

Michael Costanza filed a $100 million lawsuit against Jerry Seinfeld, Larry David (the show’s co-creator), and NBC for invasion of privacy, defamation, and being cast in a false light. For one thing, newsworthy events and matters of public interest do not violate the state’s right to privacy.

How Creepy Is That New Product? Mozilla’s *privacy not included Privacy Guide Will Tell You

LexBlog IP

So as any good privacy pro knows, the Mozilla *privacy not included guide is the place to go to learn about the “creepiness” of the latest toy or gift that you are looking to buy. ” The guide does a lot of the hard work for you in finding and reading privacy policies.

New Poll Underscores Growing Support for National Data Privacy Legislation

LexBlog IP

Over half of all Americans would support a federal data privacy law, according to a recent poll from Politico and Morning Consult. The poll is indicative of American’s increasing data privacy awareness and concerns. Colorado, Virginia, and California all passed or updated data privacy laws within the last year, and nearly every state is considering similar legislation.

Senators Tear into Facebook and Google Reps During ‘Big Data, Big Questions’ Hearing on Competition and Privacy

IP Watchdog

Antitrust Business Capitol Hill Government IP News IPWatchdog Articles Legislation Technology & Innovation Apple big data big-tech competition Congress Facebook Google privacy law Senator Amy Klobuchar Senator Mike Lee technology

Federal Circuit Holds Data Privacy Method Patent Claims Invalid

JD Supra Law

The protection of a business’s most critical data - its “crown jewels” - has never been more important. The increase in attack sophistication, tempo, and success rate, has made cybersecurity an “up at night” issue for the entire C-Suite. By: Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Privacy Tip #308 – Keep the Holiday Shopping Season Cyber Safe

LexBlog IP

If you purchase an internet connected device or toy, change the default password and check the device’s privacy and security settings to make sure you’re not sharing more information than you want.

California Info Privacy Law and the eSports Industry

JIPEL Copyright Blog

What does the “data” in data privacy mean? In the data privacy context, most people likely think of things like one’s name, email address, phone number and so on, all of which is correct. In June 2018, California enacted the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). At the time of enactment, the CCPA was already the strongest consumer privacy law in the nation but the California electorate decided to take it even further.

Smart Health Cards, Vaccine Passports, and Privacy

LexBlog IP

” What is a smart health card or vaccine passport and what are some of the privacy concerns inherent in using such technology? The best-case scenario is that there should be agreement on privacy protections so the individuals who use the app or QR code system can be assured that their data will be secure.

Retailers Must Start Preparing For New Business Privacy Laws

IP Law 360

Miriam Farhi and Kelsey McIntosh at Perkins Coie describe the key features of new comprehensive privacy laws in California, Virginia and Colorado that take effect in 2023, with a particular focus on how they affect businesses in the retail industry

Privacy Tip #311 – New Mexico AG Serious About Children’s Privacy Protections

LexBlog IP

New Mexico’s Attorney General, Hector Balderas, continues to champion children’s online privacy protections, this time settling with Google over alleged violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). million to create the “Google New Mexico Kids Initiative,” which will promote privacy, education, and safety for children in New Mexico. The New Mexico AG is making a name for himself in the area of children’s privacy.

Privacy Tip #306 – Quick Read on Data Privacy Issues in 2020

LexBlog IP

I’m on vacation this week, and while most people read novels while on vacation, I catch up on data privacy articles and publications that I have set aside and haven’t had a chance to read. I just finished one that I thought was a quick and good summary of current data privacy issues entitled 5 Important Data Privacy Issues for 2020 by Zach Capers of GetApp.

Join Us As We Discuss Privacy + Cybersecurity

LexBlog IP

November 9 – Kathryn Rattigan is presenting the “ Rise of Drones and Erosion of Privacy ” in a live video-broadcast hosted by myLawCLE. November 10 – Kathryn Rattigan will be presenting as part of the Western Michigan University (WMU) Cooley Law School Homeland & National Security Law and the WMU-Cooley Homeland & National Security Emergency Response and Education Association Drone Law Panel Symposium.

Recent CCPA Enforcement Actions Highlight the Importance of a CCPA-Compliant Privacy Policy

LexBlog IP

I began to wonder about California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) enforcement actions over the past year as this was something that we speculated about not that long ago. The California Attorney General’s office has been busy and has even posted a list on its website of 27 examples of recent California Consumer Privacy Act enforcement actions. The most common violation on the list is that a company’s privacy policy was non-compliant with CCPA requirements.

Privacy Tip #315 – Redline Malware Used to Steal Saved Credentials

LexBlog IP

Passwords are so difficult to remember. We all know we shouldn’t use the same or similar passwords across platforms. Stolen password credentials are dumped on the dark web and criminals use the stolen passwords to steal other data from victims, including frequent flyer miles, online banking credentials, cryptocurrency and other digital assets, and to get into employers’ systems. But passwords are so hard to

Smart Toys and How they May be Invading our Privacy

LexBlog IP

While smart toys can certainly be useful educational tools for children, they also present some potential privacy risks and could invade what is traditionally a private space.