Shuttl uses 'data over sound' to verify its passengers

Shuttl uses ‘data over sound’ to verify its passengers

Tamlin is online editor at Techworld and ComputerworldUK. He has previously covered a wide range of beats at a variety of publications, from European channel markets, enterprise cloud and privacy to architecture, design, film and music. He is particularly interested in the intersection between technology, the political sphere and the day-to-day. An Uber-esque app that serves New Delhi’s population of …

What does the requirement for data privacy mean for data scientists

What does the requirement for data privacy mean for data scientists, business analysts and IT?

Corporate compliance with an increasing number of industry regulations intended to protect personally identifiable information (PII) has made data privacy a frequent and public discussion. An inherent challenge to data privacy is, as Tamara Dull explained, “data, in and of itself, has no country, respects no law, and travels freely across borders. In the digital age, there are no geographical borders. And yet, most …

The conflict between data science and cybersecurity

The conflict between data science and cybersecurity

Big data analytics, machine learning and predictive analytics is supposed to be the panacea that will allow businesses and organizations to solve to all their problems. The promise is that given access to large swath of data, individuals in an organization can use new and interesting ways to solve complex problems. When it comes to big data and data mining, …

Big data privacy is a bigger issue than you think

Big data privacy is a bigger issue than you think

If you’re in the big data business, there’s a huge privacy issue that isn’t addressed as often as it should be. The hottest privacy topic to make the headlines is the embarrassment your company will suffer if there’s a data breach. Other privacy topics that get a lot of coverage are the risk of discrimination (i.e., your algorithms show a …

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 …

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Highlights Privacy in the Digital Age

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Highlights Privacy in the Digital Age

In keeping with this year’s Data Privacy Day theme, Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes center stage in reminding both organizations and individuals the importance of data privacy. Since all organizations come under the scope of the GDPR, small to medium businesses (SMBs), or companies with less than 250 employees and an …

Healthcare Consumer Data: Barrier or Breakthrough?

Healthcare Consumer Data: Barrier or Breakthrough?

It is a bit ironic that healthcare has become so fragmented, given that the root word of ‘health’ (“hal” in Old English) also means ‘whole.’ We have an opportunity to use customer data to make healthcare whole as originally intended – to interact with consumers, patients and members in a way that is much more personalized and engaging. This can …

When a doll rats out a parent: Tech firms struggle with thorny privacy issues

When a doll rats out a parent: Tech firms struggle with thorny privacy issues

The rise of intelligent devices, from wearables to smart home sensors to Internet-connected Barbie dolls, is confronting technology companies with a host of new ethical issues involving privacy and security. That’s forcing them to think carefully in advance about principles they need to apply to a wide range of products for the emerging Internet of Things, says Jules Polonetsky, chief executive …

Balancing privacy concerns for analytics design

Balancing privacy concerns for analytics design

I’ve been working on a pilot project recently with a client to test out some new NoSQL database frameworks (graph databases in particular). Our goal is to see how a different storage model, representation and presentation can enhance the usability and ease of integration for master data indexes and entity data repositories. It’s relatively easy to install an evaluation version …