Children’s Privacy: India’s National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) found a 400%+ one-year rise in cybercrime cases committed against kids

Comparing 2020 to 2019, NCRB’s reported a sharp rise in publishing of materials depicting children in sexually explicit acts. Though overall volume is small, this plus UNICEF’s 2020 report on youth internet use – – which said that 37.6 million children in India accessed remote learning during the pandemic – reinforces concern that increased loneliness and limited opportunities for socialization make children more vulnerable online.

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US strengthens financial data security requirements under Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA)

November 16, 2021

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has published changes to the Gramm-Leach Bliley Act, which protects consumer financial privacy at financial institutions and at companies handling financial activities. Key changes under the revised Safeguards Rule include: expanded definition of types of companies subject to GLBA more specific, detailed requirements for compliance oversight obligation to appoint a security officer to oversee and implement a security program

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Two-Thirds of C-Suite Can’t Recognize Bad Data: Fivetran Report

December 6, 2021

Like the determined optimist who tells his boss the factory is on fire by reporting they’ll soon be able to update their equipment, let’s find some silver linings in a batch of gloomy surveys today, Dear Reader.  We’ll start with this Fivetran report, which finds that 85% of data leaders say their company has lost money by basing decisions on bad data, and 66% believe their C-suite can’t tell when that happens.  The bright side is there’s lots of room for improvement.

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