GDPR: Getting your data ready for heavy, new EU privacy regulations
December 31, 2019
In May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect for firms doing business in the EU, but many companies aren't prepared for the strict regulation or fines for noncompliance (up to 20 million or 4% of global annual revenue). Steven Ross and Mark Donsky outline the capabilities your data environment needs to simplify compliance with GDPR and future regulations.
Industrial machine learning
December 31, 2019
The ongoing digitization of the industrial-scale machines that power and enable human activity is itself a major global transformation. Joshua Bloom explains why the real revolutionin efficiencies and in improved and saved liveswill happen when machine learning automation and insights are properly coupled to the complex systems of industrial data.
Innovation versus invasion: Inserting privacy controls and due process into semi-autonomous algorithms
December 25, 2019
Algorithms influence our everyday decision making, but at what point does innovation turn into invasion? Matthew Carroll discusses how regulators and consumers can take back control by inserting legal checks and balances into the data science process.
Delivering near real-time mobility insights at Swisscom
December 13, 2019
Swisscom, the leading mobile service provider in Switzerland, also provides data-driven intelligence through the analysis of its mobile network. Its Mobility Insights team works to help administrators understand the flow of people through their location of interest. Franois Garillot explores the platform, tooling, and choices that help achieve this service and some challenges the team has faced.
Making bad ads sad. Rad!
November 26, 2019
Ads are annoying and intrusive and can compromise privacy, but, worst of all, they're disastrous for website performance. Bruce Lawson outlines the performance gains Opera has made by deploying a native ad blocker in its flagship browsers, explains how Opera did it, and explores how the whole advertising ecosystem can (hopefully) improve.
Analytics innovation in cancer research
November 21, 2019
Federated analytics, a new approach to analyzing big data, supports unprecedented collaboration across large distributed datasets that contain proprietary and/or protected information. Gilad Olswang explains how Intel harnesses the power of federated analytics in the Collaborative Cancer Cloud project.
Protecting individual privacy in a data-driven world
November 17, 2019
With the analytic and predictive power of big data comes the responsibility to respect and protect individual privacy. As citizens, we should hold organizations to account; as data practitioners, we must find intelligent ways to analyze data without violating privacy. Jason McFall discusses privacy risks and surveys leading privacy-preserving analysis techniques.
The Internet of Things: Its the (sensor) data, stupid
November 16, 2019
Martin Willcox shares the lessons he's learned from successful Teradata IoT projects about about how to manage and leverage sensor data and explains why data management, data integration, and multigenre analytics are foundational to driving business value from IoT initiatives.
What does your smart car know about you?
November 16, 2019
In the last few years, auto makers and others have introduced devices to connect cars to the Internet and gather data about the vehicles activity, and auto insurers and local governments are just starting to require these devices. Charles Givre gives an overview of the security risks as well as the potential privacy invasions associated with this unique type of data collection.
UX for security: Perils of surveillance, pain of dashboards, and power of design
October 10, 2019
User experience designers have an extraordinary opportunity to empower people to take control of their privacy. Ame Elliott shares examples of design for secure experiences and illustrates how UX can make systems more secure by addressing human behavior. Examples are applicable to a range of areas, including personal communication, business transactions, and government and nonprofit projects.