Increasingly, companies, hospitals, schools, and other organizations are using cloud service providers (and also other third party data service providers) to store and process the personal data of their customers, patients, clients, and others. When an entity shares people’s personal data with a cl...
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Education was one of the first areas where privacy was regulated by a federal statute. Passed in the early 1970s, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) was on the frontier of federal privacy regulation. But now it is old and ineffective. With the growing public concern about the pri...
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
In 2012, the American cybersecurity company, Mandiant (now owned by FireEye) released a report tracking an extensive, comprehensive cybersecurity threat from China. It gave the Chinese program the name “APT-1,” where APT stands for Advanced Persistent Threat. APT was as accurate a characterizatio...
Monday, March 17, 2014
Cyber Security is a tough situation. You have to protect your digital assets. It isn’t in your organization’s best interest to leave things open and at risk. On the other hand, your end users are pushing for more and more capabilities and access to more and more resources from more and more locatio...
Thursday, February 27, 2014
If you’re looking to launch a cloud-based venture, Ireland wants you to know it’s open for business. Very open. Not just a tax haven, mind you, Ireland wants to be very clear about that, given allegations to the contrary in the US Congress last year. In late 2013, Ireland’s Industrial Developmen...
Thursday, April 17, 2014
At every level of government, there’s an emphasis on collaboration and teamwork. Simultaneously, cloud computing has driven the continued consumerization of technology into the realm of personal storage and file sharing....
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Federal agencies are expanding their use of technology - from social media broadcasts that highlight new information to records management systems for easier searching - in an effort to become more transparent and effective in meeting a rising number of FOIA requests every year....
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Privacy has the potential to crash big data before there's a chance to get it right, and finding the right balance is key to future success, experts argued at a Princeton University event earlier this month....
Thursday, April 10, 2014
The past two weeks brought big news in the public cloud computing market. In the course of four days, three technology giants made bold statements about their intent to be one of the most important public cloud providers - and, indeed, position themselves to be the No. 1 cloud company on the planet...
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
It's free, accessible and user-friendly. It has many functionalities that schools and teachers love. But is it worth risking the privacy of students who use it as well as potentially that of their families? I recently had the opportunity to interview Jeff Gould, the President of SafeGov, about o...