International Data Privacy Day 2017

The 28th of January is International Data Privacy Day, held every year, an international effort highlighting “Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust.”  PDEC celebrates Data Privacy Day in honor of our members. Data Protection Day was inaugurated in 2006 by the Council of Europe to highlight the groundbreaking work that the EU had completed to […]

Keep Crypto Strong – PDEC Position Statement

PDEC Opposes Government “Backdoor” Access to Encrypted Data   The Personal Data Ecosystem that PDEC promotes gives people the rights and capabilities to control, access, manage and secure value from data about them and their lives regardless of how such data is derived. PDEC members include businesses that provide citizens with means to control how […]

Harvard Law Review: Four principles for surveillance law

Neil Richards offers four principles for surveillance law: surveillance is not just for governments, secret surveillance and total surveillance are illegitimate, and surveillance is harmful. I add that surveillance is becoming something everyone and everything does, and that privacy is becoming about personal data as property.

There’s a new pain

Public expectations of privacy are expanding to include new powers and wider scope faster than governments, companies, and laws can keep up.