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ING Belgium Sees Opportunities for ‘Secret’ Sharing of Encrypted Data

Johan Smessaert, head of IT platform services at ING Belgium, tells CIO Journal that the technology would give the bank some comfort knowing that data stored in public clouds would always be encrypted even if the data was being analyzed. “This is an extra measure to be able to process data in public cloud environments without having to worry that much about there being a breach,” Mr. Smessaert said.

Source: ING Belgium Sees Opportunities for ‘Secret’ Sharing of Encrypted Data – CIO Journal. – WSJ

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

Fieldfisher Publishes its GDPR App

On June 06, 2017, European law firm Fieldfisher launched mobile app: “A Complete Guide to the GDPR”. The app provides complete guide to Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Unfortunatelly, at the moment app is available only for iOS.

Source: Get ready for regulation – Download the Fieldfisher GDPR App – Fieldfisher

Study: Most dementia apps lack a privacy policy

Mobile health apps targeting dementia patients lack appropriate privacy policies, according to researchers, raising concerns about the possibility of privacy breaches within a particularly vulnerable population. Researchers found less than half of dementia apps had a privacy policy and most lacked necessary details.

Source: Study: Most dementia apps lack a privacy policy | FierceHealthcare

Intelligent Tracking Prevention

WebKit has long included features to reduce tracking. From the very beginning, we’ve defaulted to blocking third-party cookies. Now, we’re building on that. Intelligent Tracking Prevention is a new WebKit feature that reduces cross-site tracking by further limiting cookies and other website data.

Source: Intelligent Tracking Prevention | WebKit

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