Posts tagged data security
America should borrow from Europe’s data-privacy law

AMERICA rarely looks to the bureaucrats of Brussels for guidance. Commercial freedom appeals more than dirigisme (i.e “state control of economic and social matters”) …But when it comes to data privacy, the case for copying the best bits of the European Union’s approach is compelling.

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NYC hires first chief privacy officer

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has appointed Laura Negrón as the city's first chief privacy officer (CPO). As CPO, Negrón will be responsible for improving the city's data sharing and mining processes, and promoting citywide protocols "relating to the collection, disclosure and retention of individually identifiable information," according to a statement.

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Cisco to Smart City Planners: Get Started — Regional Smart Cities Initiative

TJ Costello of Cisco expresses allignment with Venture Smarter's priority to address security in connectivity, as well as the critical requirements of data governance policy to position regions for success.  He spoke at the Smart Regions Congress, including the "Internet of Everything, Connectivity and Security in Smart Regions" leadership forum.

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Dallas picks Ericsson for smart cities traffic solution

The City of Dallas has selected Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) to install and host an Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) based on Ericsson’s Connected Urban Transport solution.

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Internet of Things: Safety, Security and Privacy. Interview with Vint G. Cerf

I had the pleasure to interview Vinton G. Cerf. Widely known as one of the “Fathers of the Internet,” Cerf is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet. Main topic of the interview is the Internet of Things (IoT) and its challenges, especially the safety, security and privacy of IoT devices.
 

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UPS bets on blockchain as the future of the trillion-dollar shipping industry | TechCrunch

UPS announced they were going to join the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA), a forum for the development of blockchain technology standards and education for the freight industry. The alliance hopes to spur standards development for the shipping industry as a whole by implementing a secure blockchain system.

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Safeguarding Internet Privacy in Service to the Public

Unfortunately, we can expect these threats to escalate in the wake of the recent decision by Congress and the President to repeal the Federal Communication Commission’s internet privacy rules, which would have placed limits on how internet service companies can use sensitive personal data, including browsing history, geolocation, and financial and medical information.

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