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50% Would Share Smart Device Data For Discounts

When it comes to sharing data from smart devices, many consumers will give it up, for a price. That price can involve simple discounts on utilities or product improvements. Roughly 50% of U.S.broadband households are willing to share data from their smart devices for discounts on electricity, according to new research from Parks Associates.

Source: 50% Would Share Smart Device Data For Discounts 06/01/2017

Over Half of UK Small to Medium Sized Businesses Uncertain of Brexit Impact on GDPR

A year after the UK voted to leave the European Union, new research from Webroot, the market leader in endpoint security, network security, and threat intelligence, has revealed that UK small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) misunderstand the impact of Brexit on compliance to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Source: Over Half of UK Small to Medium Sized Businesses Uncertain of Brexit Impact on GDPR

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

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