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Is privacy a barrier to innovation?

A common theme at this year’s IAPP Global Privacy Summit in Washington, D.C., this last week was: how do we address the concern that increasing demands for privacy might stifle innovation? Well, I have a simple answer: innovation has always … Continue reading

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A vocabulary for digital toddlers

This year’s “Privacy Breakfast” concentrated on the theme of privacy Standards for cloud-based services. Continue reading

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Managing personal data in the cloud – assessing the risk

In the previous posts, I covered the key issues covered by the new ISO/IEC 27018 Standard; and how an organization would go about complying with it and proving that. Today I want to look at the issue of privacy and … Continue reading

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Governance of big data – read @digiphile’s excellent contribution

The 31st January 2014 article by Alex Howard in Tech Republic – “Data-driven policy and commerce requires algorithmic transparency” – warrants being read several times over and widely discussed. At its heart, it is an argument against exactly what the … Continue reading

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CIO or CTO – what’s in a name?

In the discussions last week on governance of information technologies (see my previous post), points were inevitably raised about the specific responsibilities of different actors, none more than the ubiquitous “Chief Information Officer” or CIO. Having been so heavily involved … Continue reading

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IT Governance and “Technological solutionism”

At first sight, there wouldn’t seem to be much to connect the impassioned writings of a Belarussian journalist and the sober reflections of a small standards working groupĀ that metĀ for its second meeting in Tokyo this past week. However, they have … Continue reading

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Amazon’s bid for the .book domain name – The blame lies elsewhere

Interesting story over at The Verge about publishing industry opposition to Amazon trying to muscle in to own a proposed new .book top-level domain So why are Amazon attracting all the flack? The real culprit, in my opinion, is the … Continue reading

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