Data, Privacy and the Health of Nations

Numerous governments around the world have started using citizen-generated data in their efforts to understand, and ultimately stop, the spread of the coronavirus. In China, a sophisticated cell phone-based “traffic light” system is being rolled out that indicates whether an infected person is clear to move around as normal, or should continue to self-isolate. In […]

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The Issues with Work: Will Technology Adoption Bring Us Closer Together or Drive Us Further Apart?

The promise of technology adoption was, in many ways, to bring us closer together. Railroads transported us from the barren countryside to the city center. Radio, television and tablets let us experience the same stories and access the same information as someone in an opposite corner of the world. Telegraph wires, phone lines and then […]

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Apple’s Masterstroke: Privacy by Design

Leave it to Apple to be the game-changer for privacy. The company’s recent announcement that iOS 13 will include single sign-on is a direct hit to the technology sector. Unlike many of its competitors that operate ad-based platforms that monetize personal data, Apple is empowering users with privacy mechanisms that give them firm control over […]

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CCPA Is Coming January 1. Is Your Bank Ready?

When the first customer calls from California on Jan. 1, 2020, to inquire about personal data, will your bank know what to do? For most, the answer is no. Banks and financial services firms around the world are grappling with compliance challenges as the start date draws closer for the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). […]

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Data Privacy: Now Comes the Hard Part

Our personal data has become currency in the ever expanding digital economy. This shift has become most  apparent among tech companies whose business models pivot around the monetization of customer data. The ensuing uproar over the use and abuse of personal data has academics, industry leaders, politicians, the media and policy experts calling for a […]

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The Trust Paradox

Sorry to break it to you, but unless you’re reading this on parchment illuminated by a whale oil lantern, you’ve been hacked one way or another. By “hacked,” we mean a cybersecurity breach or any other violation of personal data stewardship and governance that results in a breakdown of trust, privacy, ethics, legislation or industry […]

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