Tag Archive for data privacy

Happy Data Privacy Day!

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by Angela Guess Mauricio Prinzlau of Cloudwards.net reports, “According to a report by Privacy Rights Clearing House, in the United States alone, more than 600 million records containing sensitive information have been stolen since January 2005. This shows how pervasive the effect of data theft is and why data protection is crucial.To address this issue,…

Why Your Business Needs Better Data Security

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by Angela Guess Steve Jones of Capgemini recently wrote for Wired, “The security challenges that businesses face on a daily basis are innumerable. In fact, we’ve spent the last thirty years securing all things imaginable – firewalls, antivirus, access and identity controls, biometrics, GRC, etc. However, today’s ‘hackers’ are smarter than ever and companies need…

Overcoming Big Data’s Creepy Factor

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by Angela Guess Howard Baldwin of Forbes recently wrote, “One of the great things about following big data is that every so often, when you want to touch on its ‘creepy factor,’ you get to link to the New York Times story of how Target figured out a teen-age girl was pregnant before her father…

How Tagging Big Data Could Protect Privacy

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by Angela Guess Elizabeth Dwoskin of The Wall Street Journal recently wrote, “LAGUNA BEACH, Calif.–As our digital trails explode, privacy is being eroded. At the WSJD Live global technology conference Wednesday, two heavyweights in predictive analytics debated whether it’s possible to use data-mining technologies and protect privacy at the same time. Alex Karp, chief executive…

Big Data is a Double-Edged Sword

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by Angela Guess Daniel Riedel of Wired recently discussed the potential good and the potential harm that can be accomplished via Big Data. He writes, “The issue is that big data is a double-edged sword, and it’s razor sharp on both sides. Although it has amazing potential to improve our world, it can easily be…

AHIMA Releases Framework for Healthcare Data Governance

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by Angela Guess Susan D. Hall of Fierce Health IT reports, “AHIMA has released a framework for healthcare information governance at its annual convention in San Diego, calling for commitment to managing information as a strategic asset. It’s part of AHIMA’s ongoing effort to stress the importance of information governance, which it called an “undeniable…

In Defense of Care.data and the Opportunity to Save Lives

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by Angela Guess James Mucklow and Peter Bull recently wrote for The Guardian, “A colleague of ours visited his out of hours doctor service because of a painfully swollen knee, a condition he’d had once before. While there, he asked whether they could see any useful information from a previous GP visit for the same…

Does Privacy Exist Anymore?

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by Angela Guess Steven Norton of The Wall Street Journal recently wrote, “Richard Clarke, former senior White House cybersecurity adviser and current chairman and chief executive of cybersecurity service provider Good Harbor Security Risk Management LLC, writes in the WSJ’s 125th anniversary issue about the future of privacy… ‘Will enough people object to stop the insatiable demands…