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Op-Ed: Businesses need to review their data governance to maintain trust

For many strands of businesses, collaboration is an increasingly common activity as companies pool resources and combine technology. An example of this is with drug development and this needs data governance.

How identity management remains important for data security Special

Control of personal digital identity is of increasing importance, given the number and nature of breaches recorded. A leading expert looks at the challenges racing consumers and business with maintaining their identities.

Irish watchdog launches inquiry into Facebook data leak

Dublin - Ireland's data regulator has launched an official inquiry into Facebook after details on 533 million users were leaked on a hacking website, a spokesman said Wednesday.

Data breach issues signal to companies to update their data Special

Facebook has been involved in a large data breach. While this itself raises questions for social media, the incident also acts as a timely reminder for companies to undertake a data audit and review.

US CISA warns of APTs exploiting Fortinet vulnerabilities Special

A review of the FBI and U.S. CISA’s warnings of APT groups exploiting Fortinet FortiOS vulnerabilities, targeting systems of government, technology and commercial services has sounded a dire warning.

US government is purchasing smart data to spy on its citizens

Smart devices offer many conveniences. However, smart devices are also designed to collect data and in countries like the U.S. it is permissible for companies to bundle and sell the data, including to the government.

Too few people are backing up data: New survey of vulnerabilities Special

A new survey finds that 30 percent of people have never backed up their files, 113 phones are lost or stolen every minute, and 1 in 10 computers are infected with viruses each month.

Data back-ups and why all security tools will eventually fail Special

The end of the month sees World Backup Day and it is important that businesses develop best practices for backing up their backups, ensuring that important and sensitive files are captured.

World Back-Up Day means it is time to look after your files Special

Today, March 31st, is World Backup Day - which means it is a great opportunity for individuals and businesses to put in place measures to protect their data.

Essential Science: Interesting patterns and number science

Numbers are important. They are needed for measurements and calculations, and they help to process how we think about the world and interact with others. For this week’s column, we look at new developments in maths.

Digital data is driving unique astronomical insights

Astronomy has always relied on mathematics and the collection of information. However, the digital data revolution has enabled new insights to be obtained. Three examples of this are presented.

How managers can assess personnel performance through data Special

At times personnel performance has dipped in companies due to the challenges around the coronavirus pandemic. However, managers need to ensure that objectives are met and the best approach is through data measuring and analysis.

Fear the smart city? New standard addresses privacy concerns

The smart city concept promises new and exciting ways to coordinate the city, including service provision and managing traffic and safety. Yet many city dwellers remain concerned about privacy. Can a new standard help?

How much will trust matter for future AI developments?

New data relating to mistrust for customer services technology suggests that distrust is bleeding into everyday life, with a sizable number of people preferring face-to-face interactions with another person rather than an automated service.

Conversational AI is shaping mental health care Special

Data suggests that artificial intelligence has transformed industries throughout the pandemic. What else is on the horizon for some of the AI trends in infancy, and what these changes look like in a post-pandemic world?

The future direction of underwriting means more digital data

Like many professions, underwriting has been disrupted by the pandemic. Underwriting remains of economic importance, evaluating the future performance of property. Yet to meet the new challenges, the profession needs to turn to digital data.

As technology use grows, so do feelings of 'digital distrust'

We may be more dependent upon technology than ever before, especially given the rise in remote working. However, this does not mean out feelings towards technology have necessarily altered, as a new survey reveals.

Q&A: A unique look behind Experian DataLabs activities Special

Businesses need to see data as 'the new gold', the essential aspect that will enable expansion. To draw meaningful inferences from data, businesses need to embrace data science and supportive technologies.

Expert tips: How to address Internet privacy concerns Special

In the technology world, one of the major talking points centers on the challenges regarding consumer data privacy. There is no coherent approach, however, and many people have strong, and differing, opinions about privacy.

With privacy addressed, it is time to understand 'sensitive data' Special

Consumer protection is California was boosted in November 2020 with the California Privacy Rights Act amendment. Signs are that businesses are now accepting the increased legislation as part of the a 'new normal'.

Jamaica’s web portal exposes traveler data Special

The Amber Group, a Jamaican government contractor, left an AWS cloud storage server exposed without a password. The exposed information included 70,000 negative COVID-19 lab results, plus personal data relating to patients.

There's a danger that hackers are becoming smarter than you Special

The rise in cyberattacks continues to cause concern and there are signs that hackers are becoming more sophisticated, staking out companies for months in advance. What is to be done?

As businesses digitize, data breach protection remains key Special

Reported by the Kaspersky Fraud Prevention, it appears that from January to December 2020 fraudulent transaction in the finance industry was on the rise. The share of such incidents increased from 34 percent in 2019 to 54 percent in 2020.

Remote working has increased the risk to organizational data Special

Many citizens are unaware of and uninformed in relation to how their personal information is being used, collected or shared in the digital society, especially by business venture. For this reason awareness about regulations is important.

API Protection is a key leg of the identity stool Special

As Data Privacy Day reminds us, we need to understand exactly why we consented to giving away a portion of our personal, what we consented to, when we consented to it, and what data is collected.

Why business data privacy is all about 'progressive consent'

For companies to take the issue of data privacy seriously they need to engage with the consumer and enable the consumer to select which elements of their personal data they share and ensure the consumer understands why. An expert outlines how.

Is artificial intelligence the answer to data privacy protection? Special

The last week in January sees the marking the importance of protecting the rights of individuals from the business world. This is marked on January 28, through Data Privacy Day. An expert looks at the measures that businesses can be taking.

Expect an acceleration of the data privacy conversation in 2021 Special

Data privacy regulations, in parallel with consumer awareness,are set to increase in 2021. This presents challenges for businesses and the best course of action is to get ahead of the curve. A business insider provides advice.

Eight tips for consumers to take to protect their privacy online Special

Concern over personal data privacy continues to grow as many globally continue to work from home throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. As attacks increase however, some users are unaware of the importance of setting up their devices correctly.

Now’s the time for businesses to refresh their data privacy Special

Data Privacy Day provides a useful reminder to businesses in terms of updating and refreshing their systems. This is not simply technological since thought needs to go into the overall approach as well.
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