Tag Archives: Data Privacy

Privacy in the Face of COVID-19

Conversations have sparked around data regulation and privacy in direct correlation to how it’s being used to provide insights about the impact of COVID-19. Location data is a big focus. Recently, the Senate conducted an unprecedented ‘paper hearing’ of which the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) weighed in. Katelyn Ringrose, Policy Fellow of FPF, discusses all the details from a data optimist perspective. It’s a good one, take a listen!

What Happened to Data Breaches in 2019?

Since 2005, the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) has been collecting information about data breaches. While we have probably stopped counting the number of data breach notification letters we’ve received over the years, the ITRC has tallied more than 11,000 publicly reported data breaches and related events during the past 15 years.

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Data Breaches Still on the Rise

There is no slowing down in data breaches. That is clear. Businesses have a responsibility to stay informed on the latest trends and news regarding data security. Eva Velasquez, CEO of The Identity Theft Resource Center gives us a birds-eye view of current happenings and what to expect in this new landscape of digital warfare.

Who’s Driving Regulation for Connected Cars?

When Henry Ford released the Model T in 1908, do you think he imagined his innovation becoming what it is today? It’s impressive how far we’ve come from over a century ago. 

In today’s vehicles, microcomputers track our every move while going about our daily lives. Experts estimate that a car can produce up to 25 gigabytes of data an hour and up to 4,000 gigabytes a day. This goldmine of data could be worth up to $750 billion by the time 2030 rolls around! 

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