Privacy

Data protection regulations are often falsely described as means to increase consumer trust, and therefore technology adoption and use. Policymakers should be wary of those making this claim without evidence.
Privacy
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September 25, 2018
The European Union’s new privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), went into effect on May 25, 2018. Pressure is mounting for lawmakers to take a position.
September 12, 2018
The lesson for EU policymakers is clear: do not get seduced by the idea that stringent privacy regulation is a shortcut for digital growth. Enacting even stricter data protection rules, such as the pending ePrivacy Regulation, will come with costs that will hurt not only the EU digital ecosystem but also EU digital consumers.
August 22, 2018
Americans have made their opinion clear: their privacy concerns are decreasing even without additional privacy laws. The question remains: will policymakers listen?
August 16, 2018
EU policymakers created the GDPR to protect an individual’s right to privacy—a right that they see worth protecting at any cost. However, its creators did nothing to prevent these costs from being levied on non-Europeans. Policymakers around the world should step in to ensure that if Europe wants privacy, it must pay its own bill.
July 30, 2018
Banning law enforcement from using facial recognition technology would be wholly inappropriate based on the evidence to date and limit many beneficial uses of the technology for public safety writes Daniel Castro and Michael McLaughlin.
July 11, 2018
Data protection regulations are often falsely described as means to increase consumer trust, and therefore technology adoption and use. Policymakers should be wary of those making this claim without evidence.
June 1, 2018
In a column for Government Technology, Daniel Castro outlines options states should consider to update their data misuse notification laws.
May 25, 2018
The GDPR imposes such tight restrictions on the use of personal data that the EU will be unable to keep up with the rest of the world using AI to streamline their economies, Nick Wallace writes for Euractiv.
May 24, 2018
Opponents of facial recognition technology are not arguing for “the right protections” to be put into place. Nor are they trying to have a conversation about what rules or norms should govern its use. Instead, they are demonizing it and trying to stop a company from selling it.
May 24, 2018
Organizations are scrambling to comply with the GDPR, sending out alerts to shield themselves from liability even though in many cases it’s not necessary. This is emblematic of a core problem: It is a confusing and impractical set of rules to comply with, and it offers consumers little to no benefit.

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