Telefonica Gives Consumers Control Over Some Data

Telefónica in Germany has announced a partnership with U.K. firm to power an app in which the telco giant’s customers can control some of their data.

The app for customers to manage data, branded as O2 Get, is now part of Telefónica’s O2Germany app portfolio for Apple and Android devices. It will be promoted to Telefónica’s 44 million customers in the country, where data protection laws already reflect GDPR.

Source: Telefonica Gives Consumers Control Over Some Data | Data-Driven Marketing – AdAge

Can gender balance impact organizational security?

According to new research, age, experience, gender, and attitudes influence risky behaviors and security culture.

CLTRe, a Norwegian security culture research company, today released its Security Culture Report 2017, which studied more than 10,000 employees across five verticals in two countries within the Nordics to determine how risk and security is understood and actioned.

Source: New report reveals how “human factors,” including gender balance, can impact organizational security | ZDNet

UK plans real-time surveillance of internet users

The “live” surveillance of British web users’ internet communications has been proposed in a draft technical paper prepared by the government.If made law, such access would occur via the Investigatory Powers (IP) Act, which includes provisions for the removal of encryption on content.

Source: Investigatory Powers: ‘Real-time surveillance’ in draft update – BBC News

Minority Report Becomes Reality? 

Remember the movie “Minority report” where future police could spot a crime before it even happens? It may soon become a reality. A Russian company NTechLab claims they have created emotion reading technology that can identify people in a crowd and tell if they are angry, stressed or nervous. Such tool can then be used by police to pre-emptively identify and stop criminals and potential terrorists.

Source: Emotion reading technology claims to spot criminals before they act 

Google’s NightWatch Team Stands Between Users and Dark Places of the Internet

The NightWatch team at Google is unique not just at the internet giant, but for Silicon Valley overall, where an emphasis on being quick to market and capturing audience attention often comes at the expense of creating a product that takes into account the diverse range of people using it. Made up of engineers, lawyers, activists, and others who take a special interest in advocating for communities that might otherwise be overlooked, the NightWatch team doesn’t look like the average group of people you’d find on a tech campus.

Source: You’ve Never Heard Of This Team At Google — But They’re Thinking About You

The DPO role: A quick survey

The survey asked 10 questions, variously posed as Yes/No, multiple choice, and fill-in-the-box answers. The final two questions dealt with the respondent organization’s industry and their roles under the GDPR as either a data controller or processor. The industries that the organizations represented were broadly across the spectrum, including health, education, finance, IT, human resources, hospitality, transportation, and national and local government. The data protection roles undertaken by the organizations under the GDPR were as a data controller, data processor, or both.

Source: The DPO role: A quick survey

Rising to the Legal Challenges of Big Data

Big data analytics is used by businesses all around the world. Big data can help to make better decisions and improve business processes. However, businesses using big data need to act to bring their big data activities in compliance with new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Source: Rising to the Legal Challenges of Big Data