Tag: privacy

Data Regulation D-Day Arrives: Final Thoughts on GDPR

May 24, 2018 |

Finally, after years of waiting, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect tomorrow, dramatically changing the rules for what you can and can’t do with the personal data of European citizens. Read more…

‘Unlinkable Data Challenge’ Opens with $50k Grand Prize

May 2, 2018 |

Think you have a clever way to unlock big public data for analysis without compromising citizens’ privacy? Then the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) would like to hear from you for its “Unlinkable Data Challenge,” Read more…

StreamSets Balances Streaming Data Demands for Security, Access

Mar 7, 2018 |

It can be difficult to find the right balance between protecting data and utilizing it. With its new Data Protector offering unveiled yesterday at Strata Data Conference San Jose, StreamSets thinks it has found a happy medium, at least for data in motion. Read more…

The GDPR: An Artificial Intelligence Killer?

Feb 27, 2018 |

If anyone has doubts regarding the wave toward artificial intelligence, a quick read of this post from CMO.com should erase those doubts.

Consider some highlights:

  • In the immediate future, execs are looking for AI to alleviate repetitive, menial tasks, such as paperwork (82 percent), scheduling (79 percent) and timesheets (78 percent).
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Five Tips for Winning at Data Governance

Feb 1, 2018 |

By now, you’ve hopefully realized that having a great data analytics strategy also requires having a good data governance strategy. After all, if your data is ungovernable, then the analytics you’re running atop it will be untrustworthy at the end of the day. Read more…

Keeping Your Models on the Straight and Narrow

Oct 24, 2017 |

Organizations of all stripes have adopted predictive models to help drive decision-making. But an increased reliance on machine learning can quickly turn into an expensive liability if bias, privacy, and other concerns aren’t adequately addressed. Read more…

Is Your Smartphone Spying On You?

Aug 1, 2017 |

That little phone in your pocket or purse is generating a massive amount of data – much more than you probably realize. And thanks to services offered by the phone makers and network providers like Apple and Verizon, it’s easier than ever to capitalize on all that data. Read more…

What’s Challenging in Big Data Now: Integration and Privacy

Jul 5, 2017 |

It’s been said many times before, but it’s worth stating again: big data presents large opportunities for improving business and society, but it also involves sizable computing challenges, as well as moral challenges. Read more…

Geo Data Vendor Draws Civil Rights Scrutiny

Oct 13, 2016 |

Social media data feeds being packaged by location-based analytics platform vendors and recently marketed as police surveillance tools are drawing fire from a leading U.S. civil liberties group who insists the technology is being to target lawful protests. Read more…

Human Insight Is Key To Utilizing Data

Jun 6, 2016 |

For some, the big data revolution represents a clear progression toward a new (and inevitable) way of seeing the world. Like the driverless cars that pilot themselves down I-280 during morning rush hour in San Mateo County, big data seems to offer a tantalizing glimpse of a world free from nearly all human error. Read more…

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