privacy

[Link] Why privacy is essential to equitable recovery

In the following article Julie Brill, Chief Privacy Officer for Microsoft, calls on the US to implement stronger data privacy protection. The winds are changing. Organizations who are entrusted with customer data should be preparing for greater measures and stricter enforcement. Data should be secure and private by default. https://blogs.microsoft.com/on-the-issues/2020/10/16/privacy-laws-open-data-economic-recovery/ Photo by CDC on Unsplash More …

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[Link] COVID-19 crisis shifts cybersecurity priorities and budgets

It is that time of year when we are told we have been allocated only 50% of the budget we requested. Now what? McKinsey & Company outlines below how cybersecurity budgets have been refocused and valuable projects been put on hold. Sensitive data protection and privacy is as fundamental as it gets, but complex, low efficacy and …

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[Link] Instagram offered analytics to kids as young as 13 years old so that they could track their posts

Dear Instagram, we designed Titaniam Protect to address this without changes to your data platform or front end. Icing on the cake is that you can analyze and manipulate the data as well and still not have it in clear text. And we do it at scale. There are now EU guidelines that seek to protect …

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[Link] Hacking attacks on hospitals for patient data increase during coronavirus pandemic

The dramatic increase in hacker activity during COVID-19, with phishing being one of the most utilized entry points, highlights why organizations need to have data level defenses for when legitimate credentials get compromised. Organizations should look at setting secure and private defaults for all PII even while it is transacted and manipulated. Titaniam makes this …

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[Link] Children are being ‘datafied’ with companies and organasations

Right on the heels of the GDPR comes the AADCOP. Effective September 2020 with a year to fall into compliance, the Age Appropriate Design Code of Practice (AADCOP) from the ICO, is an extension of the Data Protection Act 2018 that affects providers of information society services that are likely to be used by children. …

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Ensuring Secure and Private Defaults for Sensitive Data in the Enterprise

Never has a security mandate been more effectively stated than the three words “Secure the Default”. With so many cases of data breaches and privacy violations caused by simple mistakes, one always wonders why the defaults in the systems involved could not be made secure by design. Inevitably, we realize, that as far as tools …

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