The Subject Access Under GDPR

The Subject Access Under GDPR

When the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018, it will introduce a number of new obligations on Data Controllers which will require them, amongst other things, to review their approach to personal data breaches, privacy notices and overall GDPR compliance responsibility. Some new Data Subject rights, including the right to erasure and the right …

Australia finally has mandatory data breach nofitication

Australia finally has mandatory data breach nofitication

Australia will have a mandatory data breach notification scheme in place within the year after several aborted attempts, following the passage of legislation through the senate today. The Labor and Liberal parties today united to pass the government’s Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016 into law. The passage came despite a last-ditch attempt by the Greens to make changes to …

Digital technology and Big Data changing the way cities are run

Digital technology and Big Data changing the way cities are run

If they are to make a success of their moves to go digital, city authorities need to safeguard the interests of all its various components… and to take a chance on creative disorder. Big Data offers local authorities a whole range of opportunities, whether we are talking about improving local authority services in general or analysing population flows and optimising transport …

Open Data 2.0: Transparency

Open Data 2.0: Transparency, Now With Focus

It has never been easier for citizens to get their hands on government data. The website data.gov features over 193,000 datasets (and counting) from every area of the government at federal, state, and local levels. State, county, and city governments have also been pioneers in the open data movement. Cheerleaders for open data include President Barack Obama, Tim Berners-Lee (the …

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A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Spreadsheets (Industry Perspective)

People now produce petabytes of data every year, and much of it is collected by cities. The dream of big data is that by harnessing all this information we can dramatically improve services, city government operations and citizens’ lives. Making cities more responsive and data-driven is the goal. But given that 95 percent of data is unstructured and mostly goes …