Sam Kaplan, DHS’s new Chief Privacy Officer, and Deputy Chief Privacy OfficerJonathan Cantor met with the Privacy Coalition today. Mr. Kaplan discussed DHS’s biometric entry/exit program, the agency’s increased collection of social media identifiers, and the protection of DACA data among other issues.
The Privacy Coalition’s next meeting will be Friday, April 21st with European Data Protection Supervisor, Giovanni Buttarelli. This will be a tremendous opportunity to discuss the Privacy Shield, the Section 702 debate in the US, and many more topics.
This month, FTC Acting Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen joined the Privacy Coalition. She discussed the role of the FTC with respect to privacy and consumer protection. The Privacy Coalition’s next meeting will be Friday, April 21st with European Data Protection Supervisor, Giovanni Buttarelli.
In a letter to DHS Secretary Kelly and Attorney General Sessions, a coalition of more than 25 open government organizations expressed concerns about the lawfulness and objectivity of data practices under several recent immigration Executive Orders. Official memos reveal the Orders are being implemented in “manner that is unlawful and inconsistent with federal information quality guidelines, raising serious privacy, transparency, and accountability concerns.” The coalition urged Secretary Kelly and the Attorney General to align data practices with privacy safeguards, open data, and data quality requirements. “Public data allows the public to hold its government accountable –