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Alex Wall, Esq., CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM, FIP, Senior Counsel and Global Privacy Officer

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IAPP Matchup: The Philippines' Data Privacy Act and the General Data Protection Regulation

This article By Alex Wall, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM, was originally published in the IAPP Privacy Tracker.

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GDPR Matchup: The APEC Privacy Framework and Cross-Border Privacy Rules

This article By Alex Wall, CIPP/E, CIPP/US was originally published in the IAPP Privacy Tracker.

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Beyond Data Breach: Why Every Incident Matters

This article by Alex Wall is the first in a series published with the IAPP Privacy Advisor, on the topic of establishing program metrics and benchmarking your privacy incident management program.

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Five Tips for Incident Response Readiness

This article by Alex Wall was originally published on the Compliance & Ethics Blog. Click here to view the original version of this article.

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Privacy Initiatives In Your Own Backyard: Encouraging State-Level Work to Protect Private Information

As the date for compliance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation looms, many privacy and compliance professionals turn their eye towards international regulations. A recent meeting with a Portland, Oregon cybersecurity advocacy group reminded me that, with the increasingly complex and ever-changing nature of state data breach laws, it’s also important to keep a trained eye on privacy legislation in your own backyard.

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Privacy Laws Are A Changin’: Three Data Breach Developments to Watch

This article by Alex Wall was originally published on the Compliance & Ethics Blog. Click here to view the original version of this article.

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Preparing to Comply with the GDPR: Start Now, Plan to Invest

This article by Alex Wall was originally published on the Compliance & Ethics Blog. Click here to view the original version of this article.

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Three Data Breach Developments to Watch: Increasingly Complex State and Federal Privacy Laws

In a recent webinar I had an opportunity to discuss some of the emerging developments I’ve seen in privacy laws at the state and federal level. The topics covered in the webinar – increasing stringency in state laws, varying penalties for noncompliance across state jurisdictions, and recent federal penalties and what they could mean for future enforcements – can be angst-inducing.

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The Complicated Web of Noncompliance Penalties Across State Data Breach Notification Laws

No two state data breach notification laws are alike - and this can create a complicated landscape for privacy teams working to assess privacy incidents and remain compliant across multiple jurisdictions. Think about it: as of this article's publication date, 47 states, the District of Columbia, and three territories each have their own unique triggers, definitions, and requirements when it comes to assessing a privacy incident, determining if the incident is a data breach requiring notification, and then providing notification in a specified format to regulators and impacted individuals–and all within an increasingly specific time frame.

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Five Tips for Incident Response Readiness, from the IAPP 2016 Practical Privacy Series

Last week I attended the IAPP Practical Privacy Series in Washington, DC. This series features intensive educational sessions designed to arm those in the privacy field with the up-to-the-minute knowledge needed to excel on the job. My fellow attendees were privacy officers and others who were well versed in privacy issues – many interesting conversations were started in the hallways between sessions and during meals.

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Preparing for the GDPR: Start Now, Plan to Invest

In May of 2018, Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) will take effect throughout the European Union. While this advance date may seem far off now, the work ahead of companies dealing in international data exchange is substantial, and the clock is already ticking.

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IoT, Infosec Trends, and International Privacy Law

Notes from the Privacy + Security Forum in DC

This year I was able to attend the Privacy and Security Forum for the first time. Organized by Daniel Solove and his TeachPrivacy organization, this informative event showcased the deep knowledge of the privacy, security, legal, and compliance speakers and attendees. Everyone at the forum exhibited an obvious passion for their work with their evident enthusiasm for learning and sharing knowledge.

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Privacy and the Internet of Things: Everything Around You is Collecting Your Private Data

The Internet of Things, as its name suggests, is a big category.

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Layering Compliance: Where GDPR, Privacy Shield, and NISD Meet

Thoughts from last week’s Privacy. Security. Risk. event presented by IAPP Privacy Academy and CSA Congress.

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RADAR Certifies with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework

Last month saw early buzz in the privacy community with the first US companies electing to self-certify under the new European Union - United States Privacy Shield framework.

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