Category: Privacy Engineering

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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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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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-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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Obstacles to Privacy Engineering

What are the Obstacles for Privacy Engineering?

Author: Ethan Heilig    Users ought to have a say in the way their data is used and protected. The GDPR, CCPA, and New York Privacy bill attempts to improve transparency and give consumers a seat at the table. While these laws have good intentions, they do not address the incentives that make rigorous data transparency…
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Steps and tools to protect your personal information

Necessary Steps and Tools to Protect Your Personal Information Online

Author: Ethan Heilig Privacy is vital to the vast majority of individuals. Very few people would prefer less privacy to more, but people continue to grant access to their personal information. In many cases, this occurs because people do not understand the privacy agreement and are unaware of the tools available to help them minimize…
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Google’s Project Nightingale Sparks Privacy Concerns

First Fitbit, now Project Nightingale Two weeks ago, Google had announced the plan to buy Fitbit for $2.1 billion. Citing privacy concerns, many users have already started to look out for alternatives as a safer option than their Fitbit. Now in a recent development, a whistle-blower has brought Google’s Project Nightingale into the limelight. What…
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Privacy Enigineering

Privacy Engineering: What is Privacy Engineering? Why is it important?

Table of Contents Introduction Importance of Privacy Engineering Degree in Privacy Engineering Privacy Engineering – Top Jobs Privacy Engineering Framework The host of the morning show Good Day Philadelphia, Karen Hepp, is suing Facebook, Reddit and several other websites for salacious content after her image, taken by a surveillance camera at a convenience store in…
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