Omer Tene is an Associate Professor at the College of Management School of Law, Rishon Le Zion, Israel, and a legal consultant admitted to practice in Israel and New York. He consults the Israeli government, data protection authority and private sector businesses, including Fortune 100 companies, on privacy, data protection and law and technology. He was appointed by the Israeli Minister of Justice as Member of the National Privacy Protection Council and is a member of the advisory board of the Future of Privacy Forum; European advisory board of IAPP; and Editorial Board of the International Data Privacy Law (Oxford University Press). He headed the Steering Committee for the 32nd annual conference of privacy and data protection commissioners. He is a graduate of the JSD and LL.M. programs at NYU School of Law and received an MBA degree from INSEAD as well as LL.M. and LL.B. degrees from Tel Aviv University. Omer Tene was an associate at the New York office of Debevoise & Plimpton and at the Paris office of Fried Frank and a Senior Research Fellow at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law in London, where he directed the Data Protection Group. He published articles in English, Hebrew and French on privacy and data protection and comparative financial regulation.
Privacy does not cause airplanes to crash; neither does pilot depression. The wave of criticism against Germany’s strict privacy laws in the aftermath of the findings following the calamitous fate of Germanwings Flight 9525 is misguided and quite possibly dangerous. Read more » about Privacy and Depression Do Not Crash Planes
Last week, Intel’s director of security policy and global privacy officer, David Hoffman, wrote a Harvard Business Review piece announcing that “Privacy is a Business Opportunity.” InBloom’s demise yesterday in the f Read more » about InBloom Wilts Amid Privacy Backlash
The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) resounding victory over Wyndham Worldwide Corporation in a U.S. District Court paves the way for increasing privacy and data security action by the agency, which over the past decade has asserted itself as the most forceful and well-respected privacy enforcement authority in the world. Read more » about In Standoff with FTC, Wyndham Shoots Itself in the Foot
Few people personify the field they work in as much as Christopher Kuner. As a lawyer, European-American, academic and professor, and longtime leader of the ICC, Kuner straddles the fault lines of the privacy world with ease. Read more » about Erecting a New Legal Edifice: Christopher Kuner on Transborder Data Flows
If there ever was a “year of privacy,” surely it was 2013. A year that ends with dictionary.com selecting “privacy” as “word of the year;” with privacy making front-page headlines in The New York Times and The Washington Post—not to mention The Guardian—on a weekly, indeed almost daily, basis; with cross-Atlantic ties stretched to the limit over privacy issues, the UN passing a privacy resolution and armies of lobbyists spinning BCRs and Do-Not-Track in Washington bars and Brussels cafes—ladies and gentlemen, 2013 was the year of privacy. Read more » about 2013: The Year of Privacy
Over the past few years, Google has been involved in a slate of high-stakes privacy litigation, in issues ranging from the removal of offensive video footage to the rollout of its Street View service to the emerging Read more » about The European Privacy Judicial Decision of a Decade: Google v. Vidal-Hall
Facebook's announcement — establishing guidelines, review processes, training and enhanced transparency for research projects — marks another milestone in the emergence of data ethics as a crucial component of corporate governance programs.
With the proliferation of personal data generated from smartphones, apps, social networks and ubiquitous sensors, companies have come under increasing pressure to put in place internal institutional review processes more befitting of academic philosophy departments than corporate boardrooms. Read more » about Facebook calls in the philosophers
"“Americans don’t think the trade-off of their data for personalized services is a fair deal,” said Omer Tene, VP of research for the International Association of Privacy Professionals and author of “A Theory of Creepy,” an academic paper on digital privacy published last year.
“We’ve been operating under the assumption for several years that consumers don’t have a good understanding of data flows, uses of data and the trade-offs that underlie the digital economy,” he added." Read more » about As Privacy Debate Rages, Is The Ad Industry Fresh Out Of Ideas?
"“These are huge numbers,” says Omer Tene (left), vice president of research and education at the International Association of Privacy Professionals. They also demonstrate a privacy awareness that “certainly wasn't the case before the whole Snowden NSA story got out.”
He explains that in the wake of those revelations, American society has seen a “spike in knowledge, awareness and interest from consumers and, correspondingly, from businesses that have to react to consumer sentiment.”" Read more » about The data backlash: Privacy
"Q. What is the best part of your job?
A. All parts of my job are “the best.” Privacy is a fascinating field that’s evolving with astounding speed and makes headlines almost daily. It’s closely linked to technological innovation, evolving social norms and policymaking and political processes. In my job at the IAPP, I get to meet fascinating people from all of the different stakeholders involved – policymakers, regulators, tech companies, leading Fortune 500 brands, academics and civil society, not only in the U.S. but all over the world. Read more » about Q&A with Privacy Expert Omer Tene
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What harms are privacy laws designed to prevent? How are people injured when corporations, governments, or other individuals collect, disclose, or use information about them in ways that defy expectations, prior agreements, formal rules, or settled norms? How has technology changed the nature of privacy harm? Read more » about The New Frontiers of Privacy Harm
Solutions to many pressing economic and societal challenges lie in better understanding data. New tools for analyzing disparate information sets, called Big Data, have revolutionized our ability to find signals amongst the noise. Big Data techniques hold promise for breakthroughs ranging from better health care, a cleaner environment, safer cities, and more effective marketing. Yet, privacy advocates are concerned that the same advances will upend the power relationships between government, business and individuals, and lead to prosecutorial abuse, racial or other profiling, discrimination, redlining, overcriminalization, and other restricted freedoms. Read more » about Big Data and Privacy: Making Ends Meet
The Future of Privacy Forum, in partnership with the Application Developers Alliance and the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, will host the App Developer Privacy Summit to discuss “The Complex App Ecosystem.” The event will examine the important privacy challenges and opportunities facing the app ecosystem and will include app developers, platforms, advertisers and privacy experts who will discuss how to ensure a trusted consumer environment for continued growth in the dynamic app market. Read more » about App Developer Privacy Summit
Video of the first session from the Big Data & Privacy: Making Ends Meet conference held on September 10, 2013. The event was co-hosted by the Future of Privacy Forum and Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society. Read more » about Framing Big Data and Privacy
Professor Omer Tene, privacy expert in law and technology, sat down with TAP to discuss the risks big data poses to privacy and the challenges to existing privacy rules. Additionally, he proposes enabling individuals to have useful access to their data. Read more » about BIG DATA: Professor Omer Tene Explains the Privacy Risks Behind the Buzz