A tale of two AI startups

Recently I had the opportunity to work with not one but two start-ups in the AI space on their privacy by design strategies. Luckily for the reader, both agreed to allow me to publish my analysis. While both are using AI in the back end, they are going after completely distinct markets and present very […]

Jason Cronk’s NEW Book: Strategic Privacy by Design

R. Jason Cronk’s book, Strategic Privacy by Design, is available now to order from IAAP Publishing. Advance praise for R. Jason Cronk’s book: “Jason Cronk’s Strategic Privacy by Design sets forth a clear, comprehensive, and highly practical blueprint for incorporating privacy into design. Cronk deftly explains the dimensions of privacy in a sophisticated way that is […]

Strategic Privacy by Design: An Interview with Jason Cronk

Privacy by design — or “Data Protection by Design” as it is referred to in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) — is essential to meaningful privacy protection. Yet, it is often quite thin and incomplete. As I wrote a few years ago about privacy by design, “The ‘privacy’ the designers have in mind might be […]

Article 35 and Article 25 Square Off

For those not buried in the details of the European General Data Protection Regulation, there is often confusion about be the differences between Data Protection Impact Assessments (Article 35) and Data Protection by Design and Default (Article 25). Many people assume that DPIAs, as the impact assessments are called, are synonymous with with Data Protection […]

Transparency and Risk

I submitted comments to the Working Party 29 in response to their recently published Guidelines on Transparency under Regulation 2016/679 (aka GDPR). One of the points I highlighted was their promotion of Recital 39 which stipulates “Natural persons should be made aware of risks, rules, safeguards and rights in relation to the processing of personal […]

Texas, here we come!

I’ll be speaking at three Texas KnowledgeNets the first week in December December 4th 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Houston, TX December 6th 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Dallas/FT Worth, TX December 7th 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Austin, TX Register today at https://iapp.org/store/knowledgenets/  The topic is Strategic Privacy by Design Coming just after the […]

Article 12 – Transparent Information

As companies scurry to bring their personal data governance into compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation, they would do well to revisit their public facing privacy statements, in light of Articles 12, 13, and 14.  While Articles 13 and 14 hold the substantive requirements of an organization’s privacy statement, Article 12 has important […]