A new Kansas emergency bill passed earlier this week includes the COVID-19 Contact Tracing Privacy Act, which aims to protect the privacy of persons whose information is collected through contact tracing and the confidentiality of contact data.
According to the latest industry data released today from Veeam® Software, almost half of global organizations are being hindered in their digital transformation journeys due to unreliable, legacy technologies with 44% citing lack of IT skills or expertise as another barrier to success.
According to multiple sources, a bipartisan group of Senators plan to introduce a bill to regulate the use of contact-tracing and exposure notification apps. The bill, entitled the “Exposure Notification Privacy Act” is the latest in a series of bills that seek to regulate these new apps. The new bipartisan bill raises hopes that federal privacy legislation (albeit on a limited issue) may finally pass.
Researchers at NIST have developed a mathematical formula that, computer simulations suggest, could help 5G and other wireless networks select and share communications frequencies about 5,000 times more efficiently than trial-and-error methods.
The majority of Americans (87 percent) are comfortable sharing personal and lifestyle-focused data for the benefit of lower insurance premiums, according to a new insurance study conducted by DXC Technology
Ready or not, cloud is already making its impact on the industry. While it’s not a new technology to the industry, it continues to see growth, driven by growing possibilities in the IoT space. Security end users and their organizations are shifting to truly embrace the cloud, with worldwide spending on public cloud services and infrastructure forecasted to reach $210 billion in 2019 – an increase of 24 percent over 2018. Cloud services can provide benefits not only to large enterprise organizations, but small and mid-sized businesses as well by providing cost-effective solutions and increased flexibility.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced an ultraviolet (UV) light pilot program that reportedly kills COVID-19, with the first phase set to launch on subways, buses and other New York City Transit facilities throughout the system this week.