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Homomorphic Encryption Signals the Future for Socially Valuable Research on Private Data

Encryption has become a cornerstone of the technologies that support communication, commerce, banking, and myriad other essential activities in today’s digital world. In an announcement this week, Google revealed a new marketing attribution tool that relies on a particular type of advanced encryption to allow advertisers to understand whether their online ads have resulted in in-store purchases.

Source: Homomorphic Encryption Signals the Future for Socially Valuable Research on Private Data – Future of Privacy Forum

Consumers Less Confident About Healthcare, Data Privacy, and Car Safety, New Survey Finds

Consumer Reports’ second Consumer Voices Survey finds consumers’ confidence on healthcare, data privacy, and car safety has fallen since January when the new Administration took office.

Source: Consumers Less Confident About Healthcare, Data Privacy, and Car Safety, New Survey Finds – Consumer Reports

The DPO role: A quick survey

The survey asked 10 questions, variously posed as Yes/No, multiple choice, and fill-in-the-box answers. The final two questions dealt with the respondent organization’s industry and their roles under the GDPR as either a data controller or processor. The industries that the organizations represented were broadly across the spectrum, including health, education, finance, IT, human resources, hospitality, transportation, and national and local government. The data protection roles undertaken by the organizations under the GDPR were as a data controller, data processor, or both.

Source: The DPO role: A quick survey

Data privacy doesn’t seem to be a concern for mobile users willing to swap it for convenience

People are full of contradictions, going through life saying one thing and then doing another. For example, people think they care a lot about data privacy, but they are often willing to use their data as currency.

Source: Data privacy doesn’t seem to be a concern for mobile users willing to swap it for convenience

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