Two in five company directors in the UK do not know whether new EU data protection laws will apply to their business, a new survey has found.
This third annual study of data governance in organizations, surveying modern privacy operations about the present and future of the privacy profession, reflects significant changes in privacy programs globally in response to the GDPR. An astonishing 95 percent of survey respondents, more than 75 percent of whom are located outside of the European Union, say the GDPR applies to their organization.
The Online Trust Alliance has released the results of its ninth annual Online Trust Audit and Honor Roll, this year finding an overall increase in trustworthy websites, with some caveats. Consumer services websites — non-retail sites that require a login — received the OTA’s highest marks, while banking and government websites scored the lowest.
70% of customers plan to demand to see their data. Study shows huge rise in consumers planning to exercise their so-called “right of access” requests.
People trust email with their personal information more than they do dates, judging by a survey by Echoworx.
In this article, we examine a range of longterm data collections, conducted by researchers in social science, in order to identify the characteristics of these programs that drive their unique sets of risks and benefits. We also examine the practices that have been established by social scientists to protect the privacy of data subjects in light of the challenges presented in long-term studies. We argue that many uses of big data, across academic, government, and industry settings, have characteristics similar to those of traditional long-term research studies. In this article, we discuss the lessons that can be learned from longstanding data management practices in research and potentially applied in the context of newly emerging data sources and uses.
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.
Using code and the web, a data scientist follows two unnamed people and learns just how much our anonymous location data can say about who we are.
Artificial intelligence keeps getting creepier. In one controversial study, researchers at Stanford University have demonstrated that facial recognition technology can identify gay people with surprising precision, although many caveats apply. Imagine how that could be used in the many countries where homosexuality is a criminal offense.
Data & Society releases “Privacy, Security, and Digital Inequality” by Mary Madden; the first in-depth analysis of the privacy and security experiences of low-socioeconomic-status populations in the United States.