How the Census Bureau, researchers use synthetic data

(Apr 2, 2020) In the early 2000s, internet accessibility made risks of exposing individuals from population demographic data more likely than ever. So, the U.S. Census Bureau turned to an emerging privacy approach: synthetic data. In this piece for Privacy Tech, RedTail AI Ethics Journalist Kate Kaye writes about the Census Bureau's use of synthetic data, as well as how it is used by clinical researchers, autonomous vehicle system developers and banks.Full Story... Read More

Synthetic data offers advanced privacy for the Census Bureau, business

(Apr 2, 2020) In the early 2000s, internet accessibility made risks of exposing individuals from population demographic data more likely than ever. So, the U.S. Census Bureau turned to an emerging privacy approach: synthetic data. Some argue the algorithmic techniques used to develop privacy-secure synthetic datasets go beyond traditional deidentification methods. Today, along with the Census Bureau, clinical researchers, autonomous vehicle system developers and banks use these fake datasets that mimic stati... Read More

This service monitors data as people work from home

(Apr 2, 2020) Nearly every aspect of life has been upended by the COVID-19 pandemic. For many, homes serve many functions. They are now a place of residence, a school, a daycare and also an office. Employees will likely be working from home for the foreseeable future, and employers have rushed to make sure their staff is ready to continue operations. Spirion CEO Kevin Coppins doesn't want companies to rest easy once everything is up and running. Workers will still be handling sensitive information that needs... Read More

Service monitors for sensitive data as people work from home

(Apr 2, 2020) Employees will likely be working from home for the foreseeable future due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and employers have rushed to make sure their staff is ready to work. Spirion CEO Kevin Coppins doesn't want companies to rest easy once everything is up and running. It is why Spirion decided to put together a pair of offerings to help employees and employers monitor sensitive data on their machines as they navigate uncharted territory. IAPP Associate Editor Ryan Chiavetta, CIPP/US, spoke with Cop... Read More

OneTrust launches AI, robotic automation engine

(Apr 2, 2020) OneTrust launched an artificial intelligence and robotic automation engine called OneTrust Athena. “Athena adds AI, machine learning, predictive intelligence, and robotic automation capabilities to the OneTrust platform to enhance your compliance program,” the company said in a statement. Full Story... Read More

Guidance for privacy pros conducting a cloud migration PIA

(Apr 1, 2020) As more and more companies put their data in the cloud, Dataguise Senior Vice President of Enterprise Privacy Solutions Sagi Leizerov, CIPP/US, writes one of the most important privacy impact assessments organizations need to perform "is for the migration of personal information to the cloud environment." In this piece for Privacy Tech, Leizerov offers some guidance for privacy professionals to consider when they conduct their next cloud migration PIA.Full Story... Read More

Guidance for a cloud migration PIA

(Apr 1, 2020) There’s something exciting about migrating data to a new environment. It’s an opportunity to start fresh, like the decluttering and reorganizing we do before we move to a new house. It’s also the time to really think about what personal data we are migrating and how we intend to allow for its processing. Since companies are increasingly making the choice to have their data float above them, one of the most important privacy impact assessments (aka data protection impact assessments under the EU... Read More

Privacy products you may want to know about: April 2020

(Mar 24, 2020) Tech solutions are increasingly a part of a privacy pros’ purview. Here’s a look at a crop of new privacy- and security-based tools that should perhaps be on your radar. Want your product featured? Email Joe Duball at jduball@iapp.org. Digital GuardianDigital Guardian's Managed Detection and Response solution allows organizations to consult a cybersecurity team about potential data risks before placing the information into a database. Included with the analysis is Digital Guardian's endpoint de... Read More

Researcher ranks browsers on privacy

(Mar 18, 2020) In a research paper published by Trinity College Dublin Computer Scientist Doug Leith, Brave received the highest privacy rating among major web browsers, while Microsoft Edge tied with Yandex for the lowest rating, Ars Technica reports. The study compared the user information collected by the browsers and data that could be used to track users over time. Chrome, Firefox and Safari ranked in the middle.Full Story ... Read More

VPN platform uses blockchain

(Mar 17, 2020) A virtual private network built on blockchain could be “the next generation of privacy technology,” CNET reports. Orchid distributes internet traffic information across multiple VPN providers “so that no single entity can see the whole picture.” Orchid Co-Founder Jay Freeman said the technology combines “the most positive benefits of other VPN protocols” to create “a system-wide VPN that is actually handling all different kinds of traffic for your computer.”Full Story... Read More