The recent data breaches at Epsilon and Sony should send a chilling message to privacy officers everywhere. "You can't prepare enough," says Kirk Herath, chief privacy officer of Nationwide Insurance Companies.
Kirk Herath, Chief Privacy Officer at Nationwide Insurance Companies, has been in privacy management for more than a decade, and he has two main concerns about today's enterprise: Mobile technology and cloud computing.
"Updating this law to reflect the realities of our time is essential to ensuring that our federal privacy laws keep pace with new technologies and the new threats to our security." says bill sponsor Sen. Patrick Leahy.
A June 13 conference in Washington on protecting patient privacy, co-sponsored by a privacy advocacy group, will include discussions designed to pinpoint research needs and make technical, educational and policy recommendations.
Executives from Apple, Facebook and Google will appear before a Senate panel to explain their companies' practices on collecting and using customer data from smartphones, Sen. Jay Rockefeller announces.
"No one up here wants to stop Apple or Google from doing the incredible things that you do," Sen. Al Franken says. "What today is about is trying to find a balance between all of those wonderful benefits and the public's right to privacy."