In news that’s excited the privacy industry worldwide—the EU – U.S. Data Privacy Framework (DPF) was announced on Monday, July 10, 2023, and took near immediate effect. This comes after months of review and public comment, but now, with the DPF functioning as a new adequacy mechanism under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), organizations can once again transfer data under an adequacy decision if they adhere to and self-certify against the DPF.
You’ve probably heard the classic idiom about “keeping up with the Joneses.” According to Miriam-Webster, it means “to show that one is as good as other people by getting what they have and doing what they do.” Generally, that’s usually meant people buying expensive cars or other things they can’t afford to try and maintain the same pace as their peers.
If you’ve ever been in a car with someone who takes a speedbump anywhere above 10mph, at the time, you’ve probably thought, “didn’t you see that coming?!” Or maybe, “why didn’t they avoid that giant bump in the road?”
Jamaican political activist, publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, and orator, Marcus Garvey, once said, “look for me in the whirlwind or the storm.”
If you’ve ever dieted before, you know the temptation to add something extra to your meal—you know, something actually tasty, or just something else that you believe will satisfy a craving.
Founder of Apple, Steve Jobs, once remarked, “Privacy means people know what they’re signing up for, in plain language, and repeatedly. I believe people are smart. Some people want to share more than other people do. Ask them.”
Privacy laws in the United States are a bit like a wave pool at a water park—they’re constantly fluctuating and just when you think you’ve got your footing, another wave comes at you to knock everything from under you.