Sowmya Vedarth

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WHOIS The First Casualty Of GDPR?

The EU General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, looms on the horizon like a swarm of mutant bees bearing down on us all. OK, not quite so dire, but there are ramifications that will come from this piece of legislation. There will be fines applied and there will be a metaphorical basket of heads …

GDPR And Electronic Privacy Regulation -- Two Things You Should Know

As everyone is getting a little panicky about GDPR and inboxes fill with research about how unprepared we all are, I thought it would be a good idea …

Big Banks Pour Millions Into This Cyber Security Startup

Financial heavyweights are investing millions of dollars into a cybersecurity startup that aims to paralyze phishing attacks, in which hackers try to …

You can log out, but you can’t hide

A new study from Ghostery, an anti-tracking tool, shows that an overwhelming majority (79%) of websites globally are tracking visitors' data — with …

Understanding the Data Protection White Paper Part VII: The ubiquitous use of biometric data raises new issues- Technology News, Firstpost

<i>This article is Part 7 of a multi-part series explaining the recently issued white paper on data protection in India. The responses to the white</i> …

Here's All the Data Collected From You as You Browse the Web

Unless protect yourself, as soon as you open up an internet browser, you begin to leave digital footprints behind you that the sites you visit can …

A Short History Of Bitcoin And Crypto Currency Everyone Should Read

Bitcoin hit news headlines this week as the price of one unit of the cryptocurrency passed $11,500 for the first time.<p>Although it’s often referred to as new, Bitcoin has existed since 2009 and the technology it is built on has roots going back even further. In fact if you had invested just $1,000 …

Cryptocurrency

The Four Stages of DevOps Maturity

I attended my first DevOps Enterprise Summit (DOES17) in San Francisco this week and watched speakers from large enterprises like Capital One, Disney, Nike, CSG, and more share the lessons learned from their multiyear DevOps transformations. Most of these companies have been working on their …

DevOps

Australians will own their banking and internet data under new legislation

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner will be charged with overseeing the new …

Amazon Is Asking Indians To Hand Over Their Aadhaar, India’s Controversial Biometric ID, To Track Lost Packages

The move has baffled Amazon’s Indian customers, who are already grappling with being forced to link their Aadhaar numbers to open bank accounts, get life insurance, and much more.<p>Amazon is asking customers in India — a large and crucial market — to upload copies of their Aadhaar, India’s …

Your biggest threat is inside your organisation and probably didn't mean it

Threat of the malicious insider is very real, but accidental data leakage is a bigger problem.<p>It doesn't have a super-sexy moniker like KRACK or …

11 top tools to assess, implement, and maintain GDPR compliance

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect in May 2018, which means that any organization doing business in or …

GDPR

Free privacy tools

Privacytools.io showcases web platforms, utilities and services that center on maintaining online user privacy. Anonymous browsing, decentralized …

Wetware: The Often-Overlooked Crucial Factor in Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity. With all of the continuing successful cyber-attacks on critical infrastructure such as finance and energy, this word is probably more top of mind than at any other time in history. Yet, bring up the topic of cybersecurity, and its sister, data privacy, and the most likely reactions …

You Are Not a Digital Native (and that's OK) - Cory Doctorow

Oh hey. So, I just found out we've got free t-shirts from the Electronic Frontier Foundation. They have these awesome designs. They have all the best …

How GDPR Can Be Your Halloween Fright

Halloween has always been a favourite time of year for me growing up in Canada. I was never really was able to put my finger on the “why” of it exactly. Probably the candy but, these days I taken to the habit of examining the things in life that scare me. Review the things that go bump in the night …

8 tips to help you prepare for the GDPR

Unless you have been living under a rock, it has been hard to miss the ever-increasing media frenzy surrounding General Data Protection Regulation …

GDPR: What Americans Need to Know

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be the global law of the land starting on May 25, 2018. The GDPR requires any company that does business with European Union (EU)-based residents to maintain strict data protection protocols. The standard will be the most sweeping information …

Your DNS settings may be giving up your privacy

We've spoken about the merits of having a VPN (virtual private network) to protect your privacy and secure your connections when online. If you have …

A web privacy expert lays out everything you need to know about the new rule that could upend the marketing business

There's been a lot of chatter in the digital ad industry lately over the coming impact of GDPR, or the General Data Protection Regulation. This regulation, passed by the European Union Parliament last year, goes into effect next May.<p>The law was signed ostensibly to give European consumers more …

Privacy

EU Court of Justice must decide on EU-US data rules

The High Court has ruled that issues raised by the Data Protection Commissioner about the way data is transferred between the EU and countries …

Australians made over 2,000 privacy complaints to Commissioner in 2016-17

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner received 2,494 privacy-related complaints during the 12-month period.<p>Australian Information and …

6 big data privacy practices every company should adopt in 2018

It's never too early to start planning for the next year. Taking steps toward protecting your company's data now could pay off big in the …

Thousands of Macs and PCs may be vulnerable to a sophisticated kind of computer attack

An analysis of more than 70,000 Mac computers being used in businesses and organizations has revealed a firmware vulnerability that could be exploited by a determined, well-resourced attacker such as a foreign government, according to security researchers. Thousands of computers, if not more, are …

50 Books from the Past 50 Years Everyone Should Read at Least Once

Challenge accepted.<p>Fifty contemporary classics everyone should read at least once—only 50? There are hundreds we could include, and if we did, this …

Books

An Introduction to GDPR, Windows 10 Compliance and US Healthcare

The European Union (EU) and its commission ratified the final version of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on April 14, 2016. The new EU …

Even This Data Guru Is Creeped Out By What Anonymous Location Data Reveals About Us

Using code and the web, a data scientist follows two unnamed people and learns just how much our anonymous location data can say about who we are.<p>When Edward Snowden blew the lid off of the NSA’s mass surveillance program, he also revealed the extent of the government’s smartphone location tracking …

Privacy

Getting Ready for GDPR? Modern Data Management Can Help

Organizations across the globe are working towards implementing GDPR, which officially goes into effect on May 25, 2018. So what is GDPR<p>Wikipedia …

European Union

Here's a way to make companies with large databases keep our info safe

Let's say there was a bank that locked the front door at night but left all its money sitting out on a table instead of securing it in the vault. That would be incredibly stupid — an invitation for thieves to break in and make off with the loot.<p>And it's precisely what nearly every big company and …

Personal Information

Privacy Commissioner publishes data breach notification guidelines for comment

The Office of the Australian Information and Privacy Commissioner has published draft resources for the Notifiable Data Breaches scheme, asking for …