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Stephen Cobb

Privacy sources, links, connections:

Articles on Privacy: Links to articles on privacy by Stephen Cobb

The Privacy/Security Dialogue, first published in Privacy Officers Advisor
A Prozac Moment in Privacy and Marketing, Marketing Research Association Newsletter
The Multi-Billion Dollar Spam Threat, Newsscan and cobb.com
The Privacy Meter, a short slide deck about privacy positioning, benefits and pitfalls

From the Book: This section provides a click-able version of the Sources section in the book, with all of the Web links live.

Recent Additions (Acrobat pdf files)

Final HIPAA Security Rule, from Federal Register
Final HIPAA Security Rule, 20 page condensed version
Cobbs' Comments on HIPAA Security Rule

Model Privacy Statements and Policy Generators

Better Business Bureau Online sample Privacy Notice
www.bbbonline.org/privacy/sample_privacy.asp
TRUSTe Model Privacy Statement
www.truste.org/webpublishers/pub_modelprivacystatement.html
Direct Marketing Association Privacy Policy Generator
www.the-dma.org/library/privacy/creating.shtml
OECD Privacy Policy Generator
cs3-hq.oecd.org/scripts/pwv3/pwpart1.htm
ESRB Privacy Statement Privacy Composer
www.esrb.org/wp_composer.asp

Privacy Principles

HEW Records, Computers and the Rights of Citizens Report
aspe.hhs.gov/datacncl/1973privacy/tocprefacemembers.htm
OECD Guidelines on the Protection of Privacy and Transborder Flows of Personal Data
www1.oecd.org/scripts/publications/bookshop/redirect.asp?pub=932002011P1
FTC Fair Information Practice Principles
www.ftc.gov/reports/privacy3/fairinfo.htm
US/EU Data Privacy Directive Safe Harbor
www.export.gov/safeharbor/

Privacy Laws

COPPA: Children's Online Privacy Protection Act
www.ftc.gov/ogc/coppa1.htm
COPPA Compliance (at FTC)
www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/buspubs/coppa.htm
G-L-B: Gramm-Leach-Bliley or Financial Modernization Act (pdf)
http://eprivacygroup.com/sources/glbfma.pdf
FTC Page on G-L-B and Financial Privacy
www.ftc.gov/privacy/glbact/
G-L-B Privacy Rule (pdf)
www.ftc.gov/privacy/glbact/
HIPAA: Health Insurance Portability & Accountabilty Act
aspe.hhs.gov/admnsimp
FHCA HIPAA site
www.hcfa.gov/medicaid/hipaa/
Findlaw on HIPAA
hippo.findlaw.com/hipaa.html
The E.U. Data Protection Directive
www.cdt.org/privacy/eudirective/EU_Directive_.html
U.S./E.U. Safe Harbor at Commerce Department
www.export.gov/safeharbor/index.html
Additional privacy laws at PrvacyLaw.Net
www.privacylaw.net/priv_stat.htm

Privacy Tools

TRUSTe seal programs
www.truste.org/programs/index.html
BBBOnline Privacy Seal
www.bbbonline.org/privacy/
HONcode seal
www.hon.ch
P3P at W3C
www.w3.org/P3P
P3P tools
www.p3ptoolbox.org

Privacy and Online Organizations

Internet Alliance
www.internetalliance.org
Electronic Privacy Information Center
www.epic.org/privacy/privacy_resources_faq.html
Privacy Alliance
www.iab.net/waa/press/privacy_press.htm
Privacy Officers Association
www.privacyassociation.org
FTC on privacy
www.ftc.gov/privacy/index.html
COPPA information from coppa.org
www.coppa.org
Gramm Leach Blilely information
www.privacyheadquarters.com
CIO Magazine Privacy Center
www.cio.com/forums/security/

European Union and International

EU commissioned study of spam
www.cr-international.com/spamsummary.pdf
Comments on EU Data Protection Directive from American Chamber of Commerce in Belgium
www.eucommittee.be/pop/pop2001/Icts/icts42.htm
ASP group faults EU laws
www.aspnews.com/profiles/technologies/article/0,2350,4451_707811,0
Detailed implementation of UK Data Protection in Universities
www.jisc.ac.uk/pub00/dp_code.html

Agencies in the E.U. and Other Countries

Australia - Privacy Commissioner
www.privacy.gov.au
Austria - Austrian Data Protection Commission - in English
http://www.dsk.gv.at/indexe.htm
Belgium President - Consultative Commission for Protection of Privacy
www.privacy.fgov.be
Canada - Privacy Commissioner for federal institutions
www.privcom.gc.ca
Denmark - Registertilsynet - Danish Data Protection Agency
www.registertilsynet.dk
Estonia - Estonian Data Protection Authority
www.dp.gov.ee
Finland - Data Protection Ombudsman for Finland
www.tietosuoja.fi
France - National Commission for Freedom of Information
www.cnil.fr
Germany - German Federal Privacy Commissioner
www.bfd.bund.de
Greece - Greek Data Protection Authority
www.dpa.gr
Hong Kong - Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data
www.pco.org.hk/
Isle of Man - Data Protection Registrar
www.gov.im/odpr/
Italy - Italian Data Protection Authority
www.dataprotection.org/garante
Lithuania- Lithuanian Data Protection Inspectorate
www.is.lt/dsinsp
Netherlands - Data protection/privacy commission for the Netherlands
www.registratiekamer.nl
New Zealand - Data protection/privacy commission for New Zealand
www.privacy.org.nz
Norway - Norwegian office for data protection
www.datatilsynet.no
Portugal - Data protection commission for Portugal
www.cnpd.pt
Spain - Data protection commission for Spain
www.ag-protecciondatos.es
Sweden - Data protection commission for Sweden
www.datainspektionen.se
Switzerland - Data protection/privacy commission for Switzerland
www.edsb.ch
United Kingdom - Data Protection Registrar
www.dataprotection.gov.uk

Infosec and Data Protection Links

CERT® Coordination Center at the Software Engineering Institute, a federally funded research and development center operated by Carnegie Mellon University
www.cert.org
Infosec News is a good source of up-to-date information security information, articles, product reviews
www.infosecnews.com
Computer Security News Daily is another good source for information security news
www.mountainwave.com
Computerworld - Security Coverage
www.computerworld.com/itresources/rchome/0,4167,NAV63_KEY73,00.htm
Security Focus offers security news on web site and through alerts services, to stay on top of software patches, vulnerabilities and so on
www.securityfocus.com
Information Security Magazine - a good news source
www.infosecuritymag.com/
Virus and Hoax Information
www.datafellows.com/virus-info
Collection of Security White Papers
www.iss.net/support/documentation/whitepapers.php
RSA Laboratories Frequently Asked Questions About Today's Cryptography, Version 4.1
204.167.114.22/rsalabs/faq/index.html

Recommended Reading

CPO Reading List on Amazon.com, created by Ray Everett-Church, recommends 18 titles for those who need to know about privacy.
www.amazon.com/privacy
Data Protection Reading List on Amazon created by Stephen Cobb.
www.amazon.com/security
Internet Privacy for Dummies by Ray Everett-Church and others...
www.internetprivacyfordummies.com
Database Nation by Simson Garfinkel and others...
www.databasenation.com

 

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