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At the end of each month we’ll compile a list featuring some of the most informative and interesting privacy blog posts to let you know what topics are driving the privacy agenda this month.


This month on the blog we covered data breaches, ‘Right to be Forgotten,’ and the new IoT Trust Framework, among other topics. This was the second month of our new series featuring the leading players in the Privacy Ecosystem. Check out the list below for some of the most popular blog posts this month:


New IoT Trust Framework Addresses Privacy Risks & Guidelines

On Aug. 11, the Online Trust Alliance released its Internet of Things Trust Framework to address IoT privacy and security risks. The Framework provides guidelines for IoT manufacturers, developers and retailers to follow when designing, creating, adapting and marketing connected devices in two key categories: home automation, and consumer health and fitness wearables.


Popular Webinar Tackles How Privacy Practices Can Help Prepare for a Data Breach

In this blog post, we introduce our first webinar teaser video. You’ll be seeing more of these short clips in future blog posts. The idea is to let visitors to the blog watch a minute of blog content before downloading the full version.


13 Companies Settle with FTC for False US-EU & US-Swiss Safe Harbor Claims

On Aug. 17, 13 companies settled with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for falsely claiming they were certified and in compliance with the US-EU or US-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework. Compliance with the Framework means companies must follow established requirements for meeting adequacy standards to transfer customer or employee data from the EU or Switzerland to the U.S. Then, companies must self-certify with the Department of Commerce. The self-certification needs to be renewed annually.


Survey Compares American and British Opinions on the ‘Right to be Forgotten’

This blog post coincided with the release of a new survey about the ‘Right to be Forgotten.’ Both American and British adults were asked their thoughts about this ruling and the results were interesting. While more British online adults (44%), than American online adults (29%), think that the ‘Right to be Forgotten’ ruling allows for censorship, both American and British adults’ responses were similar when it came to what type of data they would request removed from company databases.


This month in the Privacy Ecosystem series:

Meet the Leading Players in the Privacy Ecosystem: Craig Spiezle, Executive Director & President, Online Trust Alliance

Meet the Leading Players in the Privacy Ecosystem: Daniel J. Solove, Founder, TeachPrivacy

Meet the Leading Players in the Privacy Ecosystem: Gabe Totino, President & CTO, AssertID


What else would you like to read about on the TRUSTe blog?