For me, the issue of vaccination passports is actually exposing the underbelly of the privacy and identity debate in the United States at the expense of public health and public safety. This is no longer a matter of whether people are collecting benefits to which they are not entitled, or whether an ID is needed to vote. The issue of vaccination passports and the lack of a national identity strategy in the United States is now literally a matter of life and death.
New research on California consumers shows that nearly half of privacy requests sent in 2020 were to stop the sale of personal data to a third-party. In addition, companies are dealing with an overwhelming number of privacy requests costing money and time.
Slack rolled out a new cross-organizational direct messaging feature, and hours later disabled the option to send a message alongside an invite due to concerns that the feature could be used to send abusive messages or enable harassment.
Veeam Data Protection Report 2021 finds that COVID-19 has significantly impacted Digital Transformation (DX) spending, with 40% of global organizations viewing economic uncertainty as the greatest barrier to DX in the next 12 months and one-third having slowed or halted initiatives in the past year
March 18, 2021
Data protection challenges are undermining organizations’ ability to execute Digital Transformation (DX) initiatives globally, according to the Veeam Data Protection Report 2021, which has found that 58% of backups fail leaving data unprotected. The report revealed that against the backdrop of COVID-19 and ensuing economic uncertainty, which 40% of CXOs cite as the biggest threat to their organization’s DX in the next 12 months, inadequate data protection and the challenges to business continuity posed by the pandemic are hindering organizations’ initiatives to transform.
While the jury’s out on whether these applications will be an effective tool for contact tracers, or if the majority of citizens will fully embrace these applications, it’s clear that contact tracing will likely become a part of our daily lives. To keep these technologies on the right track, developers, policymakers and stakeholders must ask questions to measure effectiveness, while addressing key issues to prevent abuse and secure consumer data.
Technology company Clearview AI’s scraping of billions of images of people from across the Internet represented mass surveillance and was a clear violation of the privacy rights of Canadians, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has found after conducting an investigation into the matter.
As Data Privacy Day approaches this week, new research conducted by ISACA reveals critical skills gaps and insufficient training. The survey report, Privacy in Practice 2021: Data Privacy Trends, Forecasts and Challenges, also explores past and future trends in privacy, offering insights into privacy workforce and skills, the use of privacy by design, and the organizational structure and composition of privacy teams.
We talk to Alan Duric, co-founder and CTO/COO of Wire, a secure collaboration platform, about the various threats facing enterprises today, as well as how organizations can protect their employees and assets, and why organizations (and vendors) need to make a fundamental change to how they operate by implementing better security, technology, and approaches to build a security-first infrastructure.
Consumers can easily identify opportunities to opt out of sharing personal data through the first-of-its-kind “Opt-Out Easy” browser plug-in developed by researchers from Carnegie Mellon’s CyLab Security and Privacy Institute. The plug-in makes opt-out choices more accessible to users, automatically extracting privacy information from websites’ policies and presenting it in a user-friendly way.