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NSA’s big data efforts need transparency, privacy advocates say

The increasing uses of big data in all kinds of organizations, particularly surveillance agencies, should prompt a debate about legitimate data collection and practices, said several speakers at a Washington, D.C., big data and privacy forum hosted by the Future of Privacy Forum and the Stanford Law School Center for

5 Ways to Prevent a Catastrophic Data Loss in Your Business

It’s a known fact that data is the precious asset of any business. When data is lost, everything is lost. It affects an organization’s reputation apart from the huge financial loss. According to a study conducted by Symantec and the Ponemon Institute, data breaches cost companies an average of $214

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Big data privacy concerns spur research, innovation

Big data privacy concerns are becoming common. Many organizations already have the data they need –but they’re afraid to use it. A group of MIT professors, all panelists at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium, offered some enlightening -- and chilling -- potential uses for gathered and analyzed data. For researchers,

2013 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR)

This year’s DBIR combines the expertise of 19 organizations from around the globe. Download the report to discover stats that might surprise you—from the percentage of espionage-related attacks to the astonishing length of time it often takes to spot a security breach. By knowing today’s threats, you can better protect

7 Best Privacy Practices for Companies Managing Customer Data

Though there are many reasons for companies to collect personal data, it’s personal data that creates opportunities for businesses to get to know their customers better, to develop new revenue streams, and to provide a more customized level of service. In recent months, online privacy has been a subject of great