5 Basics You Need To Know About Biometrics


Once confined to scientific research and criminal investigations, biometric data is now frequently used in everyday scenarios like building access controls, mobile devices and airport security checks.  It is hailed for enhancing security but it is also feared for invading privacy.   In this post, you will learn five basics you should know about biometrics.  Click here for … Read more

GDPR – German Data Protection Authorities Establish New Rules For Whistleblowing Hotlines: Call For Action

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In light of the GDPR, the German data protection authorities (German DPAs) have issued new guidance regarding the implementation of whistleblowing hotlines. The new position of the German DPAs is so fundamentally different from their pre-GDPR position that German companies should review, and likely implement changes to, any existing whistleblowing hotlines offered to their employees. … Read more

Enhancing Enterprise Security By Combining Data Science With Domain Expertise

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Organizations are recognizing that data scientists can play a valuable role in enterprise IT security. However, effective security requires a collaborative effort between data scientists and security professionals within an enterprise. While data scientists have a pivotal role to play, they cannot and should not operate in a vacuum. Leveraging Data Science to Mitigate Security … Read more

Myth 4: Cloud Computing Causes Additional Issues Under Privacy Law Because Data Is Transmitted Internationally

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Fact is for most companies that they are already transmitting data internationally, because they use the Internet (for example, to email spreadsheets to various office locations), or because they have subsidiaries, customers, suppliers or channel partners in other jurisdictions. In most cases, data transfers occur because data is needed in different jurisdictions, not because of … Read more

Myth 5: Data In The US Is Endangered By The USA Patriot Act/the USA Freedom Act

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Fact is that the United States enacted the USA Patriot Act in October 2001 to fight terrorism and money laundering activities. The statute’s title – USA Patriot Act – stands for Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act.   It was intended to clarify, simplify and strengthen investigative … Read more