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Surprising stats on third-party vendor risk and breach likelihood

The statistics on third-party breaches vary widely, and it’s clear that organizations have trust issues when it comes to third parties reliably notifying them when an incident or a breach occurs.

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When the cookie meets the blockchain

Cryptocurrencies are portrayed as a more anonymous and less traceable method of payment than credit cards. So if you shop online and pay with Bitcoin or another cryptocurrency, how much privacy do you have? In a new paper, we show just how little.

Source: When the cookie meets the blockchain

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

House of Commons publishes briefing paper on Brexit and data protection

The House of Commons Library, which aims to provide impartial research and analysis to MPs and their staff, has published a briefing paper on the impact of Brexit on data protection law in the UK.

Source: House of Commons publishes briefing paper on Brexit and data protection | Technology Law Dispatch

CIPL and AvePoint Launch Second Annual GDPR Organizational Readiness Survey

With less than one year to go before the EU General Data Protection Regulation comes into force, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams and AvePoint have launched the second annual GDPR Organizational Readiness Survey.

Source: CIPL and AvePoint Launch Second Annual GDPR Organizational Readiness Survey

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