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Center for Democracy & Technology releases Digital Decisions Tool

The engineers and product managers who design these systems are the first line of defense against unfair, discriminatory, and harmful outcomes. To help mitigate harm at the design level, we have launched the first public version of our digital decisions tool. We created the tool to help developers understand and mitigate unintended bias and ethical pitfalls as they design automated decision-making systems.

Source: Digital Decisions Tool | Center for Democracy & Technology

What NAFTA negotiations mean for your personal data

Governments can – and increasingly are – using the cloud. But where should the data be physically stored and how should it be transferred? That’s where NAFTA comes into play – because international trade is increasingly about moving data across borders.

Source: NAFTA, Trump and the cloud: What the negotiations mean for your personal data – National | Globalnews.ca

Startup hopes to give users control over privacy

Manu Fontaine does not believe privacy should equal secrecy. The former AOL and EMC Corporation employee has been working for the last 15 years on developing a way to alter the equation so privacy instead equals control, specifically for internet users to have control over their information, and the freedom of choice when moving their information from one place to another.

Source: Startup hopes to give users control over privacy

Blockchain’s brilliant approach to cybersecurity

Hackers can shut down entire networks, tamper with data, lure unwary users into cybertraps, steal and spoof identities, and carry out other devious attacks by leveraging centralized repositories and single points of failure.

Source: Blockchain’s brilliant approach to cybersecurity | VentureBeat | Security | by Ben Dickson, TechTalks

The Behavioral Economics of Why Executives Underinvest in Cybersecurity

The digital threat landscape changes constantly, and it’s very difficult to know the probability of any given attack succeeding — or how big the potential losses might be. Even the known costs, such as penalties for data breaches in highly regulated industries like health care, are a small piece of the ROI calculation. In the absence of good data, decision makers must use something less than perfect to weigh the options: their judgment.

Source: The Behavioral Economics of Why Executives Underinvest in Cybersecurity

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