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As GDPR Nears, the Era of Data Responsibility Has Arrived

Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation is coming quicker than many companies are ready for. While the penalties for noncompliance loom large, the rules present a chance for companies to put data security at the forefront of operations and to develop responsible data policies. This article was prepared by our partner, IBM.   More

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A Privacy Bill Should Impose Consequences

Lamenting a fast-approaching privacy crisis in the U.S., New York Times op-ed columnist Joe Nocera this week reports what experts say should be included in a Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights, should Congress be so inclined to draft and pass one. Nocera suggests that not just consumers, but also companies in the business of collecting their data—including Google, Facebook, and Acxiom—stand to benefit from regulation; after all, he writes, credit card companies objected to the 1967 Truth in Lending Act that turned out to be to their advantage because it "showed consumers, for the first time, that they had some protection from fraud or shady practices." Nocera's conclusion: "Sometimes, government has to save business from itself."   More