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DPO Dispatch - Issue #2

Thanks for subscribing to the DPO Dispatch. It was another busy week in the world of privacy and data

DPO Dispatch

July 12 · Issue #2 · View online
A weekly summary of important developments in the world of privacy and data protection for practicing privacy professionals.

Thanks for subscribing to the DPO Dispatch. It was another busy week in the world of privacy and data protection. Here’s a quick summary of this week’s topics, which you will find below:

  • Record fines by the ICO against British Airways and Marriott International for lax security practices resulting in data breaches
  • The CJEU hears the Schrems II case, says it will pronounce on the future of Standard Contractual Clauses on December 12, 2019
  • The ICO updates its guidance on cookies, with big implications for companies relying on cookies for analytics and other techniques like device fingerprinting
  • The NY Times goes deep on device fingerprinting - a tracking method that is not new, but increasingly in vogue, as an alternative to cookies
  • Cameron Kerry and John B. Morris of the Brookings Institute argue against treating personal data as property, an academic discussion with important real-world ramifications
  • The Dutch DPA issues new guidance on protocol to be followed in the event of a security breach
  • Insurance companies are denying claims related to cyber attacks on the basis of war exemptions and the involvement of state actors in such cyber attacks
  • Representatives of Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple will testify next week at a hearing on “online platforms and market power"
  • Loom - the screen and video recording app - provides a nice user-friendly companion to their privacy policy that is worth a read
And a couple of quick notes:
  1. The format of this newsletter is very much in development, so feel free to reach out with any thoughts or comments. I’d love to hear from you.
  2. I may do a larger opinion piece in the near future on the topic of encrypted data and whether it should be considered personal data under international privacy laws. If you’d be interested in reading about that, also feel free to let me know.
All the best,

Last Week
Intention to fine British Airways £183.39m under GDPR for data breach | ICO
The Schrems Saga Continues: Schrems II Case Heard Before the CJEU
ICO Updates Guidance on Cookies and Similar Technologies | Inside Privacy
‘Fingerprinting’ to Track Us Online Is on the Rise. Here’s What to Do. - The New York Times
Why data ownership is the wrong approach to protecting privacy
Other Notable News
Dutch DPA Expands Guidance on Data Breaches
Insurance providers deny cyber claims through war exemptions
The Week Ahead
Big Tech Summoned to Washington for Antitrust Hearing - WSJ
Technology, Tools, Helpful Things
Loom's "Privacy for Humans" document offers a great example of a user-friendly privacy policy paraphrase
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