Facebook collecting healthcare data

As many of our previous blogs have highlighted, COVID-19 is severely impacting the tech world. Privacy regulations have been a hot topic for debate between governments, Big tech, and its users.   Facebook has joined the top companies taking advantage of user data in...

Location data and your privacy

As technology grows to surround the entirety of our lives, it comes as no surprise that each and every move is tracked and stored by the very apps we trust with our information. With the current COVID-19 pandemic, the consequences of inviting these big techs into our...

Google and Apple to lead data privacy in the global pandemic

What happens to privacy in a global pandemic? This question continues to be debated as countries like Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom move into what is assumed to be the peak of COVID-19 spreading in their countries.  The world watched as countries...

Data sharing in a global pandemic

As the world continues to brace the impact of Covid-19, data privacy remains a central concern in the development of working from home and containing the spread. Last week, Google released an anonymized dataset of location data outlining hotspots of group gatherings....

4 techniques for data science

With growing tension between privacy and analytics, the job of data scientists and data architects has become more complicated. The responsibility of data professionals is not just to maximize the value of the data, but to find ways in which data can be privacy...

IoT and everyday life; how interconnected are we?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a term spanning a variety of 'smart' applications. This ranges from things like smart fridges, to smart cities. This idea of 'smart' or IoT is the connectedness between everything and the internet.  It's hard to grasp the amount of data...

How can working from home affect your data privacy?

On March 11, the World Health Organization declared the Coronavirus (COVID-19) a global pandemic, sending the world into a mass frenzy. Since that declaration, countries around the world have shut borders, closed schools, requested citizens to stay indoors, and sent...

Banking and fraud detection; what is the solution?

As the year comes to a close, we must reflect on the most historic events in the world of privacy and data science, so that we can learn from the challenges, and improve moving forward. In the past year, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has had the most...

The data access bottleneck

We create an influx of information each day, minute, and second. In the United States alone, 4, 416, 720 gigabytes of data were used every minute in 2019. This number is reported to have risen 41% since its 2018 report.  As we continue entering the fast-paced era of...

What does COVID-19 mean for patient privacy?

The rapid spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has sent the world into mass shock, halting the movement in the economy, companies, schools and regular life.  In situations of mass panic such as this, maintaining privacy and legislation compliance is the last thing on...

Differential Privacy in the Decennial U.S. Census

On April 1st, 2020, people across the United States will receive the decennial census to complete. There are minimal changes made to the census itself, but large scale changes in how each person's privacy is protected and managed.  Since the United States' first...

Data sharing is an issue across industries

Privacy, as many of our previous blogs have enforced, is essential not only on a business-customer relationship but also on a moral level. The recent Fitbit acquisition by Google has created big waves in the privacy sphere, as the customer’s health data is at risk,...

Facial recognition, data marketplaces and AI changing the future of data privacy

With the emerging Artificial Intelligence (AI) market comes the everso popular privacy discourse. Data regulations that are being introduced left and right, while effective, are not yet representative of the growing technologies like facial recognition or data...

Transactional data: A privacy nightmare and what to do about it

Our everyday actions, like buying a morning coffee or taking the train, all create a digital trail of our lives. We as humans tend to fall into individual habits, taking the same routes every day, eating at the same restaurants on certain nights. We create a unique...

Masking is killing data science

When it comes to data science, the trade-off for protecting data while keeping its value appears near impossible. And with the introduction of privacy legislation like the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), this trade-off makes the job even harder. Methods such...

2 ways in which organizations can open their data in a privacy protected way

Opening data means making it accessible for any person to view, use, and share. While seemingly daunting, opening data helps researchers, scientists, governments, and companies better provide for the greater good of society.  The McKinsey Global Insitute predicted...

CCPA 1 month in review

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is privacy legislation that regulates companies that collect and process data of California residents, even if the company is based elsewhere. The law requires that consumers are given the option to opt-out of data...

Facial Recognition added to the list of privacy concerns

Personal data privacy is a growing concern across the globe. And while we focus on where our clicks and metadata end up, there is a new section of privacy invasion being introduced: the world of facial recognition.  Unbeknownst to the average person, facial...

Processing personal data through anonymization methods

Companies are becoming increasingly reliant on user data to understand consumers better and improve performance. But with the rise of new privacy legislation and the growing concerns for personal data security, ensuring that your company is checking all the boxes in...

Looking Ahead to LGPD, Brazil’s GDPR

Since the implementation and success of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), privacy has emerged globally as a legislative hot topic. It has influenced governments and consumers to take control of their privacy. Taking inspiration from the EU's regulation,...

Two Paths of Data Monetization: Exploitation or Protection

Companies are relying more than ever on collecting consumer data to drive their business further. Despite efforts made by legislation and consumer pleas, organizations are continuing to incorrectly store and use said user data leading to breaches in consumer privacy....

CCPA is here. Are you compliant?

As of January 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) came into effect and has already altered the ways companies can make use of user data.  Before the CCPA implementation, Big Data companies had the opportunity to harvest user data and use it for data...

The top 4 privacy solutions destroy data value and fail to meet regulatory standards.

Businesses are becoming increasingly reliant on data to make decisions and learn about the market. Yet, due to an increase in regulations, the information they have collected is becoming less and less useful. While people have been quick to blame privacy laws, in...

Privacy: The Most Talked About Gadget of CES 2020

This week Las Vegas once again saw the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), accompanied by a range of flashy new gadgets. Most significant among the mix; privacy.  Technology front runners such as Facebook, Amazon, and Google took the main stage in unveiling data privacy...

Big data privacy regulations can only be met with privacy automation

GDPR demands that businesses obtain explicit consent from data subjects before collecting or using data. CCPA affords consumers the right to request that their data is deleted if they don’t like how a business is using it. PIPEDA requires consumers to provide...

How data partnerships unlock valuable second-party data

Sharing data is fundamental to advancing business strategy, especially for marketing. Over the last five years, analytics has become an essential role of the marketer, who has grown used to purchasing datasets on the open markets to create a more holistic...

De-identify your data, or be in violation of CCPA

On January 1, 2020, California implemented a landmark law that is reshaping data analytics and data science worldwide. This is the day the CCPA became effective, and businesses’ consumer data became a significant legal and financial risk to the company.  While the...

2020 and the future of data science and data privacy

Recently, data science and data-driven businesses have been marred by scandal. From the Cambridge Analytica election affair, to Google’s secretive move into the healthcare space, people are angry and regulatory authorities are showing teeth.  However, we believe 2020...

2019 was a game-changing year for data privacy

Amidst the rise of data science and analytics years ago, concern for privacy faded. This year, that sentiment has been eradicated. Data privacy and governance are of great significance, fuelled by an increase of regulations and consumer awareness. 2019: the year of...

The top five things we learned about privacy in 2019

2019 has been a trailblazing year for data privacy, that left us with a few clear messages about the future. We’ve collected our top lessons to help inform your privacy governance strategy moving forward. 1. Privacy is a multi-dimensional position: legal, ethical, and...

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CryptoNumerics Partners with TrustArc on Privacy Insight Webinar

We're excited to partner up with TrustArc on their Privacy Insight Series on Thursday, September 26th at 12pm ET to talk about "Leveraging the Power of Automated Intelligence for Privacy Management"!  With the increasing prevalence of privacy technology, how can the...

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Location data and your privacy

As technology grows to surround the entirety of our lives, it comes as no surprise that each and every move is tracked and stored by the very apps we trust with our information. With the current COVID-19 pandemic, the consequences of inviting these big techs into our...

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