Tag Archive for data privacy

Fighting ISIS on the Dark Web

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by Angela Guess Patrick Tucker of Defense One recently wrote for Quartz, “The Dark Web is not so much a place as it is a method of achieving a level of anonymity online. It refers to web sites that mask the IP addresses of the servers on which they reside, making it impossible to know…

Six Essential Steps for Securing Your Data

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by Angela Guess SolPass recently wrote, “Significant data breaches in both government and industry are in the headlines at an unrelenting pace. Some of these breaches are enormous in scale and impact, and all have the potential to damage consumer trust. Why are so many of these breaches disastrous? Data security expert Kent Schneider believes…

Will Companies Embrace Box’s Enterprise Key Management Service?

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by Angela Guess Francesca Sales of Search CIO reports, “Box thinks it might have just the thing to put your cloud security worries to bed. This week, the cloud storage and file sharing company, based in Los Altos, Calif., announced a new service, called Enterprise Key Management (EKM), which would give companies more control of…

Personal Privacy & “The Law”

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by Cathy Nolan When Politicians started paying attention to Data Privacy it was a given that new laws were not far behind. At last count, 47 states have enacted legislation requiring private and government entities to notify individuals if a company’s security has been breached and personal identifiable information stolen. Organizations must also respect individuals’…

Data Governance and Your Company’s Legal Department

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by Angela Guess Malcolm Chisholm of Information Management recently wrote, “As data governance becomes increasingly part of the business (rather than an offshoot of IT), it must proactively seek to build links with other areas of the enterprise. Two paradigms dominate the IT mindset: the drive to build and maintain a technical environment; and reacting…

Does the Internet of Things Mark the End of Privacy?

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by Angela Guess Hamza Shaban of the Verge reports, “In the internet of things, the Federal Trade Commission sees the possibility of flourishing new markets. But it also sees a prologue to Black Mirror: in a new report that probes the privacy implications of connected devices, the commission surveys a landscape of possible dystopian futures.…

Do We Need a Magna Carta for Data?

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by Angela Guess Jennifer Baker of The Register reports, “More than 350 Irish boffins [scientists and engineers] have signed a white paper calling for nothing less than a Magna Carta for Data. The Insight Centre for Data Analytics says it wants to ‘put Europe on the road to fair and relevant legislation,’ but most of…

How and Why to Overcome Big Government Data Privacy Concerns

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by Angela Guess Caron Beesley of Business 2 Community reports, “Driven by potentially compelling outcomes, big government data is growing. A 2013 study of federal IT officials by the TechAmerica Foundation, for example, found that big data delivers many benefits, including: (1) Budget cuts and tax savings: Real-time analytics can help the government cut at…

DSTRUX Launches Self-Destructing Social Networking Control Feature

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by Angela Guess According to a recent article out of the company, “DSTRUX, creator of the self-destructing file-sharing platform that has revolutionized the way information is exchanged and controlled online, announced today that its program now extends to impact social networking platforms. Any message, photo or file shared on a social network can now self-destruct…

Obama’s Big Data Privacy Plan Gets a Boost from Congress

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by Angela Guess Roberta Rampton of Reuters reports, “The White House is working with a Republican congressman on the U.S. House of Representatives’ leadership team and Democrats in both the House and Senate on a bill to protect data collected from students through educational apps. The legislation, aimed at ensuring kids’ data is used only…