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Five predictions for the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor showdown

Last week’s announcement by EU privacy regulators that they may start issuing Safe Harbor fines is their strongest position to date, but several indicators point toward a compromise outcome.

Written by Jay Cline27 Oct. 15 18:52

Global privacy advisory market topping $3B

How much do companies around the world spend each year on data privacy services to fix the problems we read about in the headlines every day? Nobody as far as I can tell has published an answer to this question. So this month I set out to pull together the best available data points on the market.

Written by Jay Cline13 Aug. 15 00:58

Jay Cline: Is privacy dead?

Revelations in 2013 about NSA surveillance and the power of big-data analytics suggest the age of privacy is over. But a new 'privacy death index' places us far from the tipping point.

Written by Jay Cline06 Jan. 14 20:59

Jay Cline: What will Snowden leak next?

What if NSA leaker Edward Snowden hasn't been reckless but instead is following a carefully thought-out plan? If so, we can make some guesses about what revelations will come next.

Written by Jay Cline18 Sept. 13 13:26

Global winners and losers post-Snowden

EU privacy hawks and U.S. cloud providers have seen their near-term outlooks swing following the former NSA contractor's disclosures.

Written by Jay Cline04 Sept. 13 14:04

Google and the privacy Richter scale

Last week, Google followed through on its plan to consolidate its 60 privacy policies into a single approach. Some privacy advocates and regulators are worried that Google will now be able to know and track people like never before. But on the scale of all the bad things that could happen to our privacy, where does Google's change in approach rank? Have we crossed a Rubicon toward the obliteration of personal privacy, or is a new day dawning for more control over our personal data?

Written by Jay Cline07 March 12 05:37

Privacy software: Who are the early leaders?

Anybody responsible for data privacy soon discovers a hard truth -- privacy compliance is a highly manual undertaking. Whether it's tracking where all of the company's data is or keeping up with changes in obscure privacy laws, the privacy professional is often sentenced to a life behind spreadsheets. If privacy didn't deal with cutting-edge social issues, it might contend for the most tedious job in the corporate center.

Written by Jay Cline13 Aug. 10 04:00

Facebook vs. LinkedIn: Which has the better privacy?

Privacy advocates' criticism over recent moves by Facebook and Google Buzz begs the question: Is privacy possible in a social network? And, if so, which social-network service does it the best?

Written by Jay Cline06 May 10 01:19

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