Impact of Algorithmic Bias on Society
By Anonymous | December 11, 2018

Artificial intelligence (AI) is being widely deployed in a number of realms where they have never been used before. A few examples of areas in which big data and artificial intelligence techniques are used are selecting potential candidates for employment, decisions on whether a loan should be approved … [Read more...]

While many people express unease over a perceived loss of privacy in the days of “Big Data” and predictive analytics, does the harm from such “Data Surveillance” impact the rich and poor equally? I believe the answer is no. People in the low income segment are more likely to be victims of predictive algorithms as they have more data exposed … [Read more...]

Autonomous Vehicles

December 5th, 2018

Autonomous Vehicles
by anonymous

As Internet of Things technology becomes a larger part of our lives, there will be privacy and ethics questions that will need to be addressed by lawmakers to protect consumers. With companies like Waymo, Uber, and other start-ups pouring millions of dollars each year into autonomous vehicle technology, self-driving cars are just around the corner and … [Read more...]

Five Interesting Facts About GDPR’s Data Protection Officer (DPO)
David Larance

The recently enforced European Union’s Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) introduced a new term that CEOs, Board of Directors, and other senior corporate officials need to start learning more about, the Data Protection Officer. While some “What is a DPO?” articles exist online, I’ve found five additional interesting facts … [Read more...]

Can Blockchain and GDPR Truly Coexist?
Joseph Lee

As of 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been taking no prisoners in its enforcement across the world. Facebook itself is expected to face at least $1.6 Billion fine for a publicly disclosed data breach that allowed hackers access to over 50 Million facebook user accounts [1][2]. Not … [Read more...]

Privacy in Communications in Three Acts. Starring
Alice, Bob, and Eve

By Mike Frazzini

Act 1: Alice, Bob, and Setting the Communications Stage
Meet Alice and Bob, two adults who wish to communicate privately. We are not sure why or what they wish to communicate privately, but either would say it’s none of our business. OK. Well, lets hope they … [Read more...]

The Physics Behind Good Data Security
By Rani Fields

The data security apocalypse is upon us. While that statement might be a bit hyperbolic, 2017 and 2018 were certainly emblematic years in data security. From Panera to Facebook, Aadhaar to Saks Fifth Avenue, the frequency, intensity, and expansiveness of data breaches entered an upward swing with increasing intensity. When you … [Read more...]

Potential Negative Consequences IoT Devices Could Have on Consumers
By Anonymous | December 4, 2018

IoT, or the Internet of Things, are devices that have the ability to collect and transmit data across the internet or other devices. The number of internet connected devices has grown rapidly among consumers. In the past, a typical person only owned a few IoT … [Read more...]

The View from The Middle

December 4th, 2018

The View from The Middle
By Anonymous | December 4, 2018

If you are like me, you probably spend quite a bit of time online.

We read news articles online, watch videos, plan vacations, shop and much more. At the same time, we are generating data that is being used to tailor advertising to our personal preferences. Profiles constructed from … [Read more...]

The Customer Is Always Right: No Ethics in Algorithms Without Consumer Support
by Matt Swan | December 4, 2018

There is a something missing in data science today: ethics. It seems like there is a new scandal everyday; more personal data leaked to any number of bad actors in the greatest quantities possible. Big Data has quickly given way to … [Read more...]