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Data Provider YouGov Pins Hopes On Blockchain To Ensure GDPR Compliance

While some ad tech and data companies are shuttering their EU operations in light of the upcoming GDPR, others are investing in new but unproven technologies like blockchain to preserve their data-centric business models.

When GDPR takes effect in about one month, companies with personal data will need to gain explicit consent from EU citizens each time they use that data or sell it to a third party.

Source: Data Provider YouGov Pins Hopes On Blockchain To Ensure GDPR Compliance | AdExchanger

Blockchain: Practical use cases for the privacy pro — Learning from Estonia

Estonia, the tiny European country, has become a technological powerhouse and is the headquarters for NATO’s Cyber Defense Centre. Estonia was also the first country to vote online (in 2005), and almost all Estonians can now file taxes online within minutes.

Now the Estonian government is heavily turning to blockchain technology to further advance its digital government services and provide citizens with greater control over their personal data. According to Former Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, “Estonia is now a blockchain nation.”

Source: Blockchain: Practical use cases for the privacy pro — Learning from Estonia

Blockchain: Practical use cases for the privacy pro – Learning from Estonia

Many Americans would not be able to point out Estonia on a map, yet, the tiny country has become a technological powerhouse and is the headquarters for NATO’€™s Cyber Defense Centre.

Estonia was also the first country to vote online (in 2005) and almost all Estonians can now file taxes online within minutes. Now the Estonian government is heavily turning to blockchain technology to further advance its digital government services and provide citizens with greater control over their personal data. According to Former Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, “€œEstonia is now a blockchain nation.”

Source: Blockchain: Practical use cases for the privacy pro – Learning from Estonia

The promise of blockchain in the digital age

Due to the prevailing forces driving global e-commerce, privacy professionals are keenly aware that individuals are rapidly losing control of their personal information.

Even sensational news stories about the latest massive data breach have become a routine and unexciting. Many privacy professionals fear a day of reckoning as we cede control to weakly-regulated entities, and increasingly pervasive technologies and algorithms that analyze, track, predict and permanently remember everything about us.

Source: The promise of blockchain in the digital age

Cryptojacking is the biggest threat right now

McAfee CEO Christopher Young on the online security market, the biggest cybersecurity threats and the pressing need to secure oneself in a world of connected devices.

In an interview this week, Young spoke about the progress that McAfee has made as a separate company over the last one year, his views on the online security market, the biggest threats that individuals, companies and governments are likely to face this year, and the pressing need for security in a world of connected devices.

Source: Cryptojacking is the biggest threat right now: McAfee’s Christopher Young – Livemint

Major blockchain group says Europe should exempt Bitcoin from new data privacy rule

Since people can store personal data in blockchains, the technology could fall under the purview of the upcoming European change to privacy law.

But blockchain technology may be fundamentally incompatible with Europe’s new privacy rules, Washington, DC think tank Coin Center said today in a new post.

Source: Major blockchain group says Europe should exempt Bitcoin from new data privacy rule – The Verge

What Does the EU’s GDPR Mean for Blockchain?

Generally we know that blockchain technology underpins cryptocurrencies, and there are many organizations using the technology for a myriad of other applications: executing contracts, modernizing land registries, even providing new systems for identity management.

But there’s a small problem on the horizon. According to a post today from Washington, DC-based think tank Coin Center, blockchain technology may be fundamentally incompatible with Europe’s new privacy laws that will come into effect in May of this year.

Source: What Does the EU’s GDPR Mean for Blockchain? | NewsBTC

What is blockchain and where is it going?

The mysterious and trendy concept du jour otherwise known as blockchain was front and center during an extended breakout session Tuesday at the Global Privacy Summit.

Skadden Partner Stuart Levi and Filament CEO Allison Clift-Jennings expounded on this paradigm-shifting concept to a packed room during the session, “How Blockchain Will Transform Privacy and Identity.” Levi, who took the first portion of the session to lay out some of the basics of the blockchain concept to the uninitiated, likened blockchain’s potential effects to that of the internet. “It’s a new paradigm,” he said. “Think about trying to explain Uber, Lyft, Amazon, and Facebook to someone before the internet was invented.” That’s the effect, he said, blockchain will have on future markets.

Source: What is blockchain and where is it going?

Healthcare Blockchain Key Component for Trusted Data Exchange

Healthcare blockchain is quickly becoming a hot topic in the industry, but data privacy and security and how data will be properly utilized are key concerns for the technology.

The development of a trusted data exchange framework, like discussed in TEFCA, can potentially benefit from healthcare blockchain.

Source: Healthcare Blockchain Key Component for Trusted Data Exchange

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