By Akhilesh Tuteja and Atul Gupta Organizations are generating ever increasing amounts of data – more data than has ever been created, generated or processed. As this is happening in concurrence with a rapidly digitizing economy, Digital India has become a virtual national slogan. Thus systems security and more specifically, data privacy and cyber security management has never been more critical. As organizational systems and processes are taken online, to enhance business efficiencies and economies as well as enable real time customer experience management, this also necessitates systems security and data protection. Companies need to protect not just their own intellectual property, operations and strategies, but also customer data collated during different processes, as well as conform to applicable data privacy laws.In the 2019 CEO Outlook report by KPMG in India, about 55 per cent CEOs believed they will be on the receiving end of a cyber-attack, up from 33 per cent in 2018. … [Read more...] about Why CEOs need to be tightrope walkers when it comes to data privacy
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Singapore's privacy watchdog fined ride-hailing app Grabcar S$10,000 ($7,310), saying a 2019 update put the data of some users at risk of unauthorised access in what the watchdog said was a fourth breach of data privacy regulations and "a significant cause for concern".In a filing published on Sept. 10, the Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) said the update risked the personal data of 21,541 drivers and passengers, including profile pictures, names and vehicle plate numbers, related to carpooling service GrabHitch.Grabcar, a unit of Southeast Asia's largest startup Grab Holdings, rolled back the app to the previous version within about 40 minutes and took other remedial action, the PDPC said."Given that the organisation's business involves processing large volumes of personal data on a daily basis, this is a significant cause for concern," the PDPC said.The regulator also directed Grab to put in place a data protection by design policy, where data protection measures are … [Read more...] about Singapore watchdog fines Grab S$10,000 for 4th user data privacy violation
San Francisco, With a focus on managing your conversations and privacy, Google on Tuesday rolled out the much-anticipated Android 11 that comes with features like location privacy for employees, built-in screen recording and more.Android 11 will begin rolling out on select Pixel, OnePlus, Xiaomi, OPPO and realme phones, with more partners launching and upgrading devices over the coming months.Dave Burke, VP, Android Engineering said in a blog post that in Android 11, one-time permissions will allow users to grant single use access to their most sensitive permissions: microphone, camera and location. "The next time the app needs access to the sensors, it must ask you for your permission again," Burke said.If you haven't used an app that you installed on your device in a while, you may not want it to keep accessing your data. Android will now "auto-reset" permissions for your unused apps and notify you accordingly. You can always decide to re-grant the app permissions the next time you … [Read more...] about Google Android 11 comes with new privacy controls, powerful tools
Big Data Azure Synapse Analytics: A progress report 5 reasons AI isn't being adopted at your organization (and how to fix it) InfluxData becomes the embedded IoT database for PTC, adds Azure support How MIT and IBM are fighting COVID-19 with AI (ZDNet YouTube) Google collects a frightening amount of data about you. You can find and delete it now. (CNET) One key to hiring your next data scientist (TechRepublic) … [Read more...] about Your digital privacy is under attack. Can anything be done to protect it?
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GENEVA (AP) — A Swiss federal commissioner announced Tuesday that a U.S.-Swiss program aimed to protect personal information exchanged between the two countries doesn’t go far enough, and has downgraded the United States to rank it as a country deemed to have inadequate data protection. … [Read more...] about Swiss official airs concerns about data privacy in US