SafeGov recently had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Alexander Dix, who heads the Berlin Data Protection Authority. Under Germany’s Federal system, each region or Land has its own DPA. Dr. Dix’s full title is Berlin Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information....
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
When Apple announced in September that its new IPhone 5s would use a fingerprint scanner, the Touch ID, for authentication, reaction was – as it usually is for new Apple products – giddy. But amid the celebration was some alarm at the privacy implications of what would be a massive collection of b...
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
What constitutes “consent”? This may be the single most important question for the future of computing in the cloud, and Americans’ privacy there, because it affects consumer privacy, workplace monitoring, and government surveillance....
Friday, November 01, 2013
Within the next year the Federal government will adopt a broad Framework of recommended cybersecurity programs that private sector actors and cloud service providers will be asked to voluntarily adopt. Underlying that Framework is an “incentive” structure that, for all practical purposes, may conv...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
The seeming flood of disclosures about the National Security Agency’s (NSA) activity sometimes threatens to overwhelm the observer. More to the point, the flood often does more to conceal revelations than it does to expose them. The important things get lost in the wave of less relevant informat...
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Many parents in Malaysia are torn between allowing their children to use the Internet in schools to enhance their learning process and the need to protect them from being bombarded with online advertising and becoming victims of data mining, a survey has found....
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
What do Akamai, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture all have in common? They are all are running government clouds – to be exact, they are FedRAMP Compliant cloud service providers (CSPs). These organizations took a few extra steps to become ...
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
The cloud raises concerns for just about every operation. But when you are the U.S. federal government, these issues are paramount. But that isn’t stopping the feds from having a digital-first strategy that will provide self-service for citizens over the web....
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
As the federal government strives to improve technology asset utilization and cybersecurity to enable mission fulfillment in an era of budget constraints, what is "old" is becoming "new" again....