NIST Proposes Privacy Framework to Help Make Sense of Global Privacy Regulations by Stephanie Hazlewood (Security Intelligence)

In October 2018, NIST, collaborating with public and private stakeholders, started drafting its privacy framework. The framework is intended to serve as a guide for chief information security officers (CISOs), chief privacy officers (CPOs) and other internal privacy stakeholders and is geared toward helping them improve their organizational privacy posture. Like the NIST Cybersecurity Framework introduced in 2014, organizations that choose to comply with the privacy framework can do so voluntarily.

It is expected that the framework will be presented in language that can be understood by both privacy and security professionals, as well as executives and other business stakeholders who may have no expertise in privacy, and that’s a very good thing. The roles of the CISO and CPO are evolving to have complementary concerns, which means they must work more closely together, especially when it comes to privacy and personal data protection. Technical professionals and legal professionals speak in very different language in their day-to-day lives, so when it comes to implementing an effective privacy program, everyone had better be speaking the same language to establish a common understanding of what needs to get done.

NIST has been working quickly. A request for information (RFI) to gather input and guide the development of the framework wrapped up in January, and the outline of the NIST Privacy Framework was drafted and shared in March.

This is a welcome move from NIST. I hope that information security and privacy officers embrace the framework. I also hope that the federal government issues strong privacy legislation, similar to the GDPR, that is congruent with the United State constitution. We, the people, need some relief form the wonton collection and leverage of personal information.

people, rocks, sourland mountain
Charcoal

… in Japan, charcoal — real, serious, gorgeous, perfectly proportioned, cylindrical, rings-like-a-chime when you clank ‘em charcoal — is still very much a thing. Stop by one of the classic taiyaki shops in Azabu Jyuban or Kamakura and what are they cooking their anko filled pastries with? Charcoal. Why does excellent yakitori taste so good? Charcoal. When you hit up a grilled fish shop, where does that delicious bitter crisp on your kamasu or sawara or hokke come from? Charcoal. And when you’re at an inn in the countryside and they present you with a river fish impaled on a stick — when you shove it in the sand pit for cookin’ what’s sitting right below? Oh, yes, charcoal.

I enjoyed reading the “little note”,”End of an Era”, with its short story of the men and the meat and the dancing girl and a link to an article Craig wrote about “real” charcoal, which reminded me of the smell of West Indies breadfruit roasting on “real” West Indies charcoal in my grandmother’s “rustic” kitchen.

On the last day of Heisei I went on a little walk.

And I am walking. And a little girl dances. And the men eat gizzards. And the pizza toast is prepared. And the coffee is good. And the emperor abdicates. And Heisei ends.

Sebastian Vettel , Ferrari SF90, Formula 1, Barcelona, Spain, F1
Leclerc: Obeying team orders will depend on situation (ESPN.com)

Asked if he would continue to obey team orders going forward, Leclerc said: “Depending on the situation.

“Obviously there will always be team orders in Formula One. But, yeah, it depends on the situation. In some situations I will.”

I understand that sometimes team orders are necessary. However, I truly believe Ferrari have not made the right calls in all of the races so far this year where they have issued team orders.

I think Charles LeClerc has been doing better with his Ferrari than Sebastian Vettel. I think he had a real chance to challenge Mercedes AMG and of completing many podium finishes including first place.

I also think Valteri Bottas is driving much better this year and is able to challenge Lewis Hamilton for P1 but also finish first place in the races.