Jay Cline

Contributing Columnist

Jay Cline is president of Minnesota Privacy Consultants.

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

5 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.

Global privacy advisory market topping $3B

Global privacy advisory market topping $3B

The first-known estimate of corporate spending on privacy lawyers and consultants projects strong gains driven by regulatory and technology change.

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.

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.

7 Reasons the FTC Could Audit Your Privacy Program

Audits can be expensive, and fines and compensatory actions could mean millions more. Here are the things you should be looking out for.

Google and the Privacy Richter Scale

Google's consolidation of its many privacy policies hasn't shaken the foundations of individuals' privacy rights enough to bring them tumbling down.

Jay Cline: Are Medical-Data Breaches Overreported?

Healthcare organizations should make better use of the 'significant risk of harm' exemption in the federal law.

IPhone Location-Tracking Incident Boosts Stock of 'Privacy By Design'

With a Senate hearing scheduled for tomorrow, the concept of privacy by design could get more attention.

The Best Privacy Advisers of 2010

Who are the best people and firms at providing privacy advice? It's a question I've been asking since 2006, before privacy was cool. Since then, a plethora of new privacy rules and penalties and a tsunami of new technologies and risks...

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...

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? To answer this question, this month I...

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