Civil Rights group Privacy International has cried foul play to European data protection watchdogs, saying seven companies are gathering user data under suspicious circumstances and no one is looking into it. And no one is looking into it because the seven companies are ‘not household names’, it says.The complaint names Acxiom, Oracle, Critero, Quantcast, Tapad, Equifax and Experian as being the companies that exploit the data of millions of people, without being analysed if their practices meet strict GDPR standards."GDPR sets clear limits on the abuse of personal data," said legal officer Ailidh Callander. "PI's complaints set out why we consider these companies' practices are failing to meet the standard – yet we've only been able to scratch the surface with regard to their data exploitation practices. GDPR gives regulators teeth and now is the time to use them to hold these companies to account."The Information Commissioner's Office reacted, saying it had issued … [Read more...] about Privacy International points finger at seven companies for data gathering
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Oct 03, 12:56 PM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Alex Perry 10/03/18 AT 11:36 AM Major tech firms like Facebook and Google have faced increased public scrutiny in 2018 over their use of user data. One company that has avoided the same level of criticism this year is Apple, despite the iPhone maker having access to huge amounts of customer information.In an interview with VICE News, Apple CEO Tim Cook took shots at companies that collect too much data.The interview covered a variety of topics relevant to Apple’s business practices. One of the choice quotes from Cook involved data privacy, specifically the idea that businesses need granular customer information in order to offer better services.Specifically, Cook called that idea “a bunch of bunk.”Sites, apps and devices will often offer some kind of benefit to customers who hand over their data. Users can log into several services using … [Read more...] about Apple’s Tim Cook Criticizes Other Tech Companies’ Excessive Data Collection
Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz Chicago Tribune Published 12:10 p.m. UTC Aug 8, 2018 The rise of the open office concept has been met, of late, with predictions of its fall. Too many distractions, too little personal space and a lack of privacy have hurt happiness and productivity, critics say. But the open office may not be dead so much as in transition, and it is being shaped by a critical new tool in the design arsenal: data. Employers, and the design firms they hire, are collecting reams of data about how employees use their workspaces. They’re using seat sensors, infrared cameras, footfall trackers and surveys, while also analyzing email traffic patterns, badge swipes and conference room reservation systems. The information is being used to develop office designs that not only optimize the space but also improve the employee experience. That’s a change from the process that led to the open office explosion, when employers tore down cubicle walls and axed private offices … [Read more...] about Companies employing data to help optimize workspace
Chief Executive Officer of Dictionary.com Liz McMillan and Marketing Manager Lauren Sliter talk about the company at the offices of Dictionary.com in Oakland, Calif., on Thursday, June 14, 2018. (Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group) From left, Scott Wagner, vice president, revenue & analytics, Sandy Micone, director of design, Jennifer Freeman, traffic acquisition manager, Liz McMillan, chief executive officer, Adam Traver, senior software engineer, Lauren Sliter, senior manager of marketing and content, Michael Mayfield, vice president of engineering, Ritchie Benevedes, software engineer, Chris Weber, software engineer, and Mitch Trale, senior software engineer, pose for a photo at the offices of Dictionary.com in Oakland, Calif., on Thursday, June 14, 2018. (Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Chief Executive Officer of Dictionary.com Liz McMillan talks about the company at the offices of Dictionary.com in Oakland, Calif., on … [Read more...] about Dictionary.com: Noun. Oakland company, master of trolling Trump et al.
Data management enables the storing of everything from genomic data to Xbox scores to your Pandora playlists. If the data were unified, we’d have the beginning of master data management.Organizations have data throughout their environment that provide single views of key data entities common across their organization. Data management provides a single view of data. Master data management provides a complete view of your organization's data.Broadly speaking, civilization has witnessed five generations of data management following manual processing using paper and pencil: Mechanical punched card: data processing Stored program: sequential record processing Online network: navigational set processing Nonprocedural: relational databases and client-service computing Multimedia databases: object-relational databases with relationships Data models, scaling, automation, integration, and workflows increase the complexity of generating usable information from data.Technology leaders who … [Read more...] about The capabilities and roles of world-class, master data management