Marriott data breach: key tips

The Marriott data breach announced on Nov. 30, 2018 is a significant breach, reaching across multiple countries and affecting an estimated 500 million people. The breach includes an array of data that does create the potential for meaningful identity theft risk. Who does the breach affect? The breach affected guests who booked through Marriott’s Starwood

WPF comments to NTIA re: privacy governance frameworks

In response to the NTIA’s request for information regarding its proposed privacy framework, the World Privacy Forum submitted detailed comments to the agency regarding modern privacy governance. At the core of WPF’s comments is the belief that privacy is in a critical moment of transition. The comments state there needs to be a “broadened approach to privacy and data that is collaborative, fair, and acknowledges the challenges of highly complex data environments.”

Dixon to address the United Nations on women and privacy

WPF Executive Director Pam Dixon will address the United Nations on the issue of women and privacy, with a particular focus on how digital privacy issues impact women across the world. Dixon will be addressing delegates at the UN Headquarters in Vienna, Austria and will participate in a UN Women’s workshop where the theme of

FTC announces expanded settlement with Uber, WPF comments included

The FTC finalized an expanded settlement with Uber, Inc. regarding the company’s data security practices. According to the FTC complaint, in the midst of the Commission’s original investigation, Uber experienced a second serious breach and waited more than a year after learning of the breach before informing the public or the Commission. The World Privacy Forum