Privacy Engineering Blog

How is PrivacyTech Changing the Privacy Landscape? Examples of Privacy-Enhancing Technologies

With more and more data being generated every day, and data generation levels rising exponentially with time, privacy has become a prime concern for corporations and governments worldwide. Primarily online, the need for privacy technology (aka PrivacyTech) has been exacerbated to a great degree due to recent developments. The increasing need for privacy has been…
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Big Data Safety Challenges

Big Data, no longer just a buzzword or a promise of exciting things to come, is something that many businesses leverage daily in this modern age.  With the advent of the digital age, high volumes of data are generated daily from the internet, social networks, healthcare applications, sensors, and various other sources. Big Data refers…
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What is Data Minimization? Why Is It Important?

Companies are always collecting and analyzing data about their customers. Previously, organizations would indefinitely save all the data collected. However, with the growth of the internet, data has become easy to obtain, and customers share more information about themselves than ever before.  Saving all this data means that these companies spend more money and time…
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ABC’s of Privacy This Week-May 27,2020

Applause EU invests 49M euros for privacy, cybersecurity upgrades  According to recent reports, the European Commission has announced a 49 million euro commitment to nine projects focused on privacy and cybersecurity solutions for the bloc. The reports suggest that while five projects will relate to privacy and cybersecurity solutions for EU citizens and small- and…
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ABC’s of Privacy This Week- May 20,2020

Applause Australian Parliament passes legislation offering privacy protections for COVIDSafe app According to The New Daily, the Parliament of Australia has passed legislation providing more robust privacy protections for the country’s COVIDSafe contact tracing app. According to the legislation, fines and jail time can be administered to anyone who tries to access app data illicitly,…
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Top Big Data Security tips

A massive amount of data is being collected every day. Every business that has ever existed online has collected customer data. This data streams from a range of smart devices interconnected as the IoT (Internet of Things). Computer capacities are growing worldwide, so the amount of data is also increasing exponentially; as the number of…
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ABC’s of Privacy This Week-May 13,2020

Applause . Harvard professor receives 2020 Knuth prize for contributions to privacy      Cynthia Dwork, a Computer Science Professor from Harvard University, has been awarded the 2020 Donald E. Knuth Prize for “fundamental and lasting contributions to computer science.” About the award, the ACM Special Interest Group on Algorithms and Computation Theory said Dwork’s…
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Big Data Privacy And Security Challenges Post COVID

The IDC (International Data Corporation) has declared that a rise in global IT expenditure may go down by 3 to 4% in 2020. The horrible scenario created after the outbreak of COVID19 is the primary cause behind this minor drop.  The pandemic may end soon but will have its disastrous effect left for long in…
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ABC’s of Privacy This Week-May 6,2020

Applause . Contact tracing efforts must respect citizens’ privacy The National Post reports, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said that all contact tracing efforts in Canada must respect citizens’ privacy. The Prime Minister said, “We have a number of proposals and companies working on different models that might be applicable to Canada, but as…
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ABC’s of Privacy This Week-April 29,2020

Applause • EDPB adopts COVID-19 guidance on health data processing and Geo-location According to recent reports, the European Data Protection Board has released guidelines on health data processing for research purposes and using Geo-location and other tracking mechanisms to combat COVID-19.The guidelines address the legal basis for processing, cross-border data transfers, safeguards for data subject…
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