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Managing Workforce Cyber Risk in a Global Landscape: A Legal Review

Whether malicious or inadvertent, workforce actions cause or contribute to over half of cyber attacks experienced by organizations. Protecting against such “insider” cyber risks can be challenging, especially given the global web of privacy, communications secrecy, and employment laws that may be implicated by monitoring workforce use of IT resources.

Source: Managing Workforce Cyber Risk in a Global Landscape: A Legal Review

More than 80% of children have an online presence by the age of two

Welcome to the world of “sharenting” – where more than 80% of children are said to have an online presence by the age of two. This is a world where the average parent shares almost 1,500 images of their child online before their fifth birthday.

Source: More than 80% of children have an online presence by the age of two

EU states’ data retention laws still violating privacy rights, report warns

Two legal judgements at the highest level in Europe in recent years have reaffirmed that all Member States’ data retention regimes must comply with core principles of legality, necessity, and proportionality in order to avoid breaching citizens’ fundamental rights. However a new report surveying the current status of legislation pertaining to the retention of communications data across the region has found that many of the EU’s 28 members are not adhering to what privacy rights advocacy organization Privacy International describes as the “basic standard”.

Source: EU states’ data retention laws still violating privacy rights, report warns | TechCrunch

Biometrics changing the way governments address data security, privacy

Accenture has published a new research report that finds that biometrics and advanced analytics are helping to revolutionize the way governments and public service agencies are addressing data security and privacy concerns.

Source: Biometrics changing the way governments address data security, privacy | BiometricUpdate

Gartner: Five Trends in Cybersecurity for 2017 and 2018

Gartner presents five trends in cybersecurity for 2017 and 2018 here . It notes that folks with cybersecurity skills have a zero percent unemployment rate. The industry needs and will continue to need new kinds of skills as cybersecurity evolves in areas such as data classes and data governance.

Source: Gartner: Five Trends in Cybersecurity for 2017 and 2018

The Pregnancy Panopticon

There are a staggering number of applications for Android and iOS which claim to help people keep track of their monthly cycle, know when they may be fertile, or track the status of their pregnancy. These apps entice the user to input the most intimate details of their lives, such as their mood, sexual activity, physical activity, physical symptoms, height, weight, and more. But how private are these apps, and how secure are they in fact?

Source: The Pregnancy Panopticon | Electronic Frontier Foundation

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