Observations on Office Re – Engineering: Privacy Offices and Research Offices

Earlier today I had the opportunity to watch the highly useful IAPP webinar entitled What Works: Benchmarking and Improving your Privacy Program. I was particularly intrigued by the comments directed at improving / re - engineering a privacy office. The presenters emphasized the constant evolution of privacy regimes on a global scale, and that today … Continue reading Observations on Office Re – Engineering: Privacy Offices and Research Offices

Contract Negotiation Best Practices and SCCs

Given the recent CJEU decision in Schrems II with respect to standard contractual clauses (SCCs), it struck me as a good time to revisit best practices in contract negotiation. The suggestions below are the result of 18+ years' negotiating contracts in law, local government, and academia, including many with colleagues in Europe and beyond. Whether … Continue reading Contract Negotiation Best Practices and SCCs

The Aftermath of Schrems II

Much has been written about the Schrems II case since its publication 9 days ago. Rather than simply repeat what many others have said on various privacy sites, I want to provide my own take on it within the broader context of what is going on in the world today. While Schrems II invalidated the … Continue reading The Aftermath of Schrems II

At the Nexus of Privacy and Antitrust

The IAPP Privacy Advisor published an excellent article on 23 June entitled "The thin line between privacy and antitrust." In particular, the three scenarios presented by the authors are concise introductions to the important ways that privacy issues may arise in antitrust matters / investigations. And how the areas of privacy and antitrust are more … Continue reading At the Nexus of Privacy and Antitrust

Contract Negotiation Best Practices

If you are interested in contract negotiation best practices, check out my discussion in the latest installment of NCURA YouTube Tuesday (National Council of University Research Administrators). Not exactly concerned with privacy per se, but I would consider the topic to be within the larger universe of privacy issues. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XY33603mlPk

Culture Change During this Momentous Time

I watched the congressional testimony on Capitol Hill today regarding the pandemic, and listened to the medical experts from NIH/NIAID, CDC, FDA, and the Administration. Their observations got me thinking about the concept of culture change and how much we are hearing about how the pandemic is changing (or going to change) cultural norms and … Continue reading Culture Change During this Momentous Time

Data Collection: Minneapolis – St. Paul, USA, Civil Disturbance

It was reported on U.S. news today that a U.S. military Predator drone was used last night to collect data during the riot in Minneapolis - St. Paul, USA. The drone flew in circles for what appeared to be a 10 mile radius. The news report said that a large amount of personal data was … Continue reading Data Collection: Minneapolis – St. Paul, USA, Civil Disturbance

Available Presentation: Data Licensing and Privacy Protection Workshop for University TTOs

Here is a link to a January 2020 webinar co - presented with a colleague at the University of Southern California, covering the twin issues of privacy protection and data licensing. Enjoy! https://techtransfercentral.com/marketplace/distance-learning/data-licensing-and-privacy-protection-workshop-for-university-ttos/

Privacy, Civics, the STEM Disciplines, and the Future

By James Casey, Esq., CPP The recent passage of Resolution 108 at the ABA House of Delegates meeting in Austin, Texas, presented a wonderful opportunity to speak again to the importance of Civics in American life. Supported by the Standing Committee on Election Law, Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice, Standing Committee on Public … Continue reading Privacy, Civics, the STEM Disciplines, and the Future

On the Second Anniversary of the GDPR: Mobile App Descriptions

With today being the second anniversary of the GDPR, below is an article I wrote regarding mobile apps and privacy, particularly with respect to the U.S. COPPA statute (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act). I reviewed over 10,400 mobile apps in the Google and Apple stores while working at a Washington, DC, law firm and it … Continue reading On the Second Anniversary of the GDPR: Mobile App Descriptions