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Contact Tracing COVID-19 Throws a Curveball to GDPR, Data Rights

Monday marked Memorial Day in the United States, while in Europe, it marked the second anniversary of GDPR going into effect, a monumental occasion to be sure. But what does the future of the data privacy law look like i Read more…

Contact Tracing Prompts U.S. Data Privacy Bills

A flurry of data privacy proposals introduced in Congress as COVID-19 contact tracing efforts ramp up look to create safeguards for handling sensitive medical and other consumer information collected by smartphone apps. Read more…

AI-Powered Data Protection Firm Gets $12M in Funding

Dathena, a Singapore-based company that uses AI techniques to detect and secure its clients’ sensitive data, has closed a $12 million Series A round, the company announced yesterday. Dathena’s roots stretch back t Read more…

‘COVID Phobia’ Shifts AI Sentiment

COVID-19 has significantly shifted consumer sentiment towards automation technologies, including robot deliveries and AI-based chatbots used in telemedicine applications. However, a new AI sentiment report also finds the Read more…

Busted: Google Remains Atop List of GDPR Fines

If the best way to get someone’s notice is to hit them in the pocketbook, then European regulators have the full attention of data giants like Google. The €50 million ($56 million) fine levied against Google (NASD Read more…

Exploiting Loopholes in CCPA

Instead of complying with the requirements of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), some large digital firms are looking to exploit loopholes that will enable them to continue monetizing consumer data just as they Read more…

BigID Looks to Cement Position in Data Discovery

BigID today announced another $50 million round of financing, bringing its two-year funding total to an impressive $144 million. With that capital in hand and new data privacy regulations like CCPA in play, BigID is prep Read more…

CCPA Goes Into Effect. Here’s What to Expect

The new year dawned Wednesday morning with new data rights bestowed upon nearly 40 million residents of California. The exact rules are still being written for the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), but the broad ou Read more…

Amazon Uses ML to Transcribe Medical Speech

Medical applications are emerging as an attractive market for AI developers pitching machine learning solutions that also meet strict regulatory requirements for protecting patient privacy. This week, for example, Nvi Read more…

Lines Drawn on New Data Privacy Bills

A second U.S. data privacy bill in as many months targets consumer protections while attempting to beef up enforcement of privacy rights. The Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act would establish a new bureau within the Read more…

‘Social Contract’ Needed to Establish Trusted Data

With data emerging as the life blood of most industries, the emphasis has shifted from organizing and analyzing big data to finding ways to establish higher levels of trust in the torrent of data generated through custom Read more…

CCPA’s Impact on Analytics: A Q&A with Immuta’s Legal Engineers

One of the unknown variables with the new California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) law is how it will impact machine learning projects. For starters, organizations could run afoul of CCPA if they train machine learning mod Read more…

U.S. Data Privacy Bill Would Jail Offenders

Proposed U.S. data privacy legislation would impose penalties stiffer than current European rules while giving American consumers a “one-click” option to block companies from selling or sharing their personal informa Read more…

Synthetic Data Market Gets Real

A growing list of data privacy regulations along with demand for better training data is spawning new AI-based approaches to managing “personally identifiable” information, including “synthetic” data sets that re Read more…

Price Tag for CCPA Compliance: $55B

Data privacy doesn’t come cheap. According to a regulatory assessment released by the state attorney general, the California Consumer Privacy Act will hit businesses with upwards of $55 billion in initial compliance Read more…

Governing Consumer Data to Improve Quality and Enforce Privacy

Consumer data is at the center of today’s digital economy. Arguably, it has become the world’s most valuable resource. Alphabet (Google’s parent company), Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft are the world’s mos Read more…

Data Privacy Startup Attracts Investors

BigID, the data privacy startup, announced its latest funding round this week as companies scramble to comply with new regulations on handling customer data. The $50 million funding round announced by BigID on Thursd Read more…

Tools Emerge to Comply with California Data Law

As California prepares to roll out a consumer privacy law regulating how businesses handle customer information, vendors are introducing new compliance tools designed to locate and catalog sensitive data covered under gl Read more…

Google Fine Signals Closer Scrutiny of Data Privacy

Google got whacked again this week by European regulators for failing to comply with provisions of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation covering data collection used for targeted advertising. The French data Read more…

A Personal Data Discovery Solution Powered by ML

Thanks to GDPR and other data regulations, companies are required to have a certain degree of insight and control of the data they collect and store about individual people, or risk paying hefty fines. But getting the ne Read more…

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