Data Anonymization

How to Anonymize Data

With the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) enforcement date right around the corner, lawsuits citing CCPA have already begun to emerge, and data deletion requests are piling up. Financial institutions–and other organizations–must now act immediately to comply with data privacy laws.  Of the many methods companies can use to safeguard the data in their possession,…
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Cfius

CFIUS Turns an Eye Toward Data Privacy

CFIUS Expands Its Reach Foreign investors in US businesses have a new set of data privacy regulations to comply with if they wish to avoid post-closing investigations or divestment. On February 13, the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018 (FIRRMA) took effect. This act increases the authority of the Committee on Foreign Investment…
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EasyJet Hack

Breaking Down the EasyJet Hack

Earlier this month, European budget airline EasyJet was hacked. In a “highly sophisticated attack,” 9 million customers had personal information, including email addresses and travel itineraries, compromised. And 2,208 customers had their credit card information stolen. The attack has left many customers “in limbo”, with many questioning how a company that claimed to comply with…
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RACI Matrix

How to Build a RACI Matrix

Every member of an institution–from board member to secretary–is responsible for playing a part in data privacy and cybersecurity. The caveat to this rule is that no two roles should have the same level of responsibility, and institutions which fail to properly assign duties risk inefficiencies at best, and compliance-related fines at worst. There are…
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Privacy Cage

Privacy Cages: The End of Data Privacy Laws? 

Evervault, a Dublin-based data privacy company has raised $16 million in its Series A funding round led by Index Ventures. This takes the total raised by the company to $19 million, giving it crucial resources to “build the API (application programming interface) for data privacy.” The company, founded by Shane Curran, has a simple manifesto:…
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Federated Learning

What is Federated Learning? And How Can Differential Privacy Make it Better?

Machine learning is a constantly growing technology. But some recent developments are particularly noteworthy for business leaders because they are paving the way for fairer, safer, more private, and more affordable machine learning algorithms.  In 2017, Google announced that machine learning models trained with user interaction from mobile devices would adopt federated learning while, in…
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