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IBM used Flickr photos for facial-recognition project

IBM has been accused of using Flickr photos for a facial-recognition project, without the full consent of people in the images.

The company extracted nearly one million photos from a dataset of Flickr images originally compiled by Yahoo.

Many people pictured were probably unaware of how their data had been used. But one digital rights group said IBM’s actions represented a “huge threat” to people’s privacy.

Source: IBM used Flickr photos for facial-recognition project – BBC News

IBM releases diverse dataset to fight facial recognition bias

The tech giant released a trove of data containing 1 million images of faces taken from a Flickr dataset with 100 million photos and videos.

Researchers at the company hope that these specific details will help developers train their artificial intelligence-powered facial recognition systems to identify faces more fairly and accurately.

Full article: IBM releases diverse dataset to fight facial recognition bias

Beware Big Tech’s Data Privacy Doublespeak

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty inveighed against big tech companies abusing people’s data at a privacy conference in Brussels.

Now IBM finds itself uncomfortably lumped in with the offenders. The office of the city attorney of Los Angeles has filed suit against an IBM subsidiary for allegedly “deceiving users” about the business unit’s questionable data privacy practices, as the lawsuit states.

Full article: Beware Big Tech’s Data Privacy Doublespeak | Fortune

What is the cost of a data breach?

The global average cost of a data breach is up 6.4 percent over the previous year to $3.86 million. The average cost for each lost or stolen record containing sensitive and confidential information also increased by 4.8 percent year over year to $148.These are the factors that determine the cost of a breach, along with advice for minimizing their impact.

Source: What is the cost of a data breach? | CSO Online

IBM Executives Press US Lawmakers Not to Adopt EU Privacy Law

More than 100 IBM executives will descend on Capitol Hill this week with a simple message for policy makers: don’t bring Europe’s new privacy regulations to the U.S.

“GDPR may work for Europe, but that doesn’t mean it should become a global standard,” Christopher Padilla, IBM’s vice president of government and regulatory affairs, said in an interview.

Source: IBM Executives Press U.S. Lawmakers Not to Adopt EU Privacy Law – Bloomberg

75% of consumers won’t buy your product if they don’t trust you to protect their data

More than three quarters of US consumers now say that a company’s ability to keep their data private is ‘extremely important,’ according to IBM.

Some 75% of consumers said they will not buy a product—no matter how great the product is—from a company if they don’t trust that company to protect their data.

Source: 75% of consumers won’t buy your product if they don’t trust you to protect their data – TechRepublic

AI needs to embrace trust, respect, and privacy

TechRepublic spoke to IBM’s Rob High about the ethical, privacy, and security obstacles that artificial intelligence has to overcome.

IBM Watson CTO Rob High has done a lot of thinking about the privacy, security, and ethical implications of artificial intelligence. He presented some of those ideas at Mobile World Congress 2018, and we talked to him about some of his key findings.

Source: IBM Watson CTO: The 3 ethical principles AI needs to embrace – TechRepublic

How IBM is preparing for GDPR

Technology giant IBM is one of the world’s largest processors of information so ensuring compliance with the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation is essential. The company provides its clients with a range of data privacy, security and governance offerings and is introducing these same readiness programmes internally across its enterprise.

Source: How IBM is preparing for GDPR | Data | Computerworld UK

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