BBB National Programs Blog

  • Webinar: Now What? Cross-Border Data Transfers after Schrems II

    This webinar, hosted by BigID on August 12, 2020, includes an expert panel discussing the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) that invalidated the EU-US Privacy Shield pact in the “Schrems II” judgement. Hear top considerations for privacy professionals as they brace themselves from the fallout of Schrems II and what the future holds for cross border data transfers.
    Sep 2
  • What the EDPB Says about Art. 49 Derogations for EU-U.S. Data Transfers

    Following the Schrems II decision, all businesses that rely on EU-U.S. transfers of personal data are waiting on further guidance to determine how to meet new EU standards. One piece of this puzzle is the single transfer mechanism that has not been called into question at this time: derogations under Article 49 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
    Sep 1
  • COPPA and Children's Privacy: What Parents Should Know and Do

    As a parent, it can be difficult to keep up with all the ways your child uses technology. From board books to iPads, weekend cartoons to YouTube, even traditional schooling has had to adapt to online classes. Trying to stay on top of what your child is watching, what ads they are seeing, and what is happening with their data can be overwhelming, but understanding COPPA, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, can help.
    Aug 20
  • COVID-19 and its Impact on the Future of Privacy and Tech

    As political leaders around the world struggle to address the crisis of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s of little surprise they are turning to new technologies to stop the spread. The efficacy of those technologies is being tested every day, and winners and losers are already being identified. While all of us hope the crisis will be abated, some of us fear the long-term privacy implications that are just now rising to the surface of the technology solutions that stick.
    Aug 13
  • Contact Tracing and Tech: An International Comparison

    To confront coronavirus, governments across the globe have devised approaches for tracing its spread and quarantining individuals known to be carriers, also known as “contact tracing.” While almost all strategies rely on traditional means of contacting and recording the movements of infected individuals, many employ modern communications technologies: sensors, Bluetooth, GPS, thermal recognition, facial-recognition, and geofencing.
    Jul 9
  • Caution and Criticism: Contact Tracing through Mobile Apps

    Across the world, new apps are being created to facilitate contact tracing through mobile devices. The hope is that through these technologies, governments across the globe avoid future lockdowns and moderate social distancing orders. Though governments and corporations have marshalled impressive resources to develop these strategies, contact tracing powered by smartphones comes with inevitable challenges, regardless of the technologies used and the categories of contact data generated.
    Jul 9
  • Contact Tracing: The Technology

    Imagine that you have been placed in charge of setting up a contact tracing system using the smartphones already in the hands of the public. As we explained in our first piece in this series, one of the main goals of this system is to alert those who may have come into contact with others infected with coronavirus. Certain information—such as the precise location where such contact has taken place—may be useful but is not strictly necessary to the app’s purpose. And, for the sake of privacy, you want to avoid releasing identifying...
    Jul 9
  • Privacy and App-Driven Contact Tracing

    SARS-CoV-2, commonly known as coronavirus, hit the world by storm, altering the lives of people from the American midwest to Shanghai. As the world unites to “flatten the curve” and guard the surge capacities of hospitals, a common term that has emerged is “contact tracing.” Contact tracing is broadly defined as monitoring individuals that have had contact with a person infected by a disease to ensure that they get treatment and prevent further transmission.
    Jul 9
  • Influencers, Kids, COPPA, and Compliance to Kickoff CARU 2020

    On May 28, the 2020 CARU Conference officially kicked off with a keynote from the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Andrew Smith, Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection. Andrew joined moderator Alice Cahn, Founder of Cahnworks and a legacy name in children’s media, for a virtual fireside chat about the changing landscape of child-directed content over the last few years.
    Jun 16
  • The Mobile App Playground: Looking Out for Kids’ Data Privacy

    The FTC has just announced that they have reached a settlement with children’s app developer, HyperBeard, for unlawfully collecting data from children, users under 13, and using it to target them for behavioral advertising, otherwise known as interest-based advertising. As a result of this settlement, HyperBeard is prohibited from using or benefitting from the personal data they have collected and must delete that data. On top of that? A settlement of $150,000.
    Jun 11