WPF Statement on COVID-19 and Changes in HIPAA Practices

In response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced some changes in HIPAA practices. This statement from WPF includes the following information:  
-What are the changes to HIPAA during the COVID-19 emergency? 
-What are the privacy concerns? 
-WPF recommendations to ensure patient privacy is protected  

Age Appropriate Design: new code of practice regarding online services for children from the UK Information Commissioner

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office has published a new code of practice for online services directed to children, Age appropriate design: A code of practice for online services. The new code sets 15 flexible standards and gives specific explanations of how the GDPR applies to childrens’ online activities and pursuits. The code is not a

Data integrity, data manipulation, and privacy

In a new National Academies of Science report on the emerging bioeconomy, Safeguarding the Bioeconomy, the authors did something a bit unexpected: they called out cybersecurity and sensitive data protections and practices as significant co-factors for economic success. In the past, these same data security and privacy factors may well have been discussed as obstacles to progress.

NIST report documents undeniable demographic effects in face recognition systems

WPF Press Release: NIST has issued extensive scientific documentation of demographic effects in face recognition systems in its new report, Face Recognition Vendor Test Part 3: Demographic Effects. The detailed findings in the NIST report are troubling. World Privacy Forum calls on the face recognition industry to accept, acknowledge, and address the new NIST findings, and calls for new multistakeholder work as well as significant safety guardrails.