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US and UK announce a bilateral privacy-enhancing tech prize challenge

With twin goals of safely harnessing the power of data for business and combating critical transnational privacy concerns, the White House and UK announced the joint prize challenge to develop privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs). The initiative is intended to encourage top minds to evolve new solutions to address global privacy issues ranging from financial crime to health data security.  First winners will be announced next year.

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Ransomware attacks now viewed as national security concern, according to US and allies

December 14, 2021

The US and allies have elevated concerns about cybercriminals to the level of national security. This week, the US Cyber Command’s top general confirmed the military in cooperation with law enforcement is tracking ransomware groups. Canada imposed similar measures, and Ireland stepped up its activities following cyberattacks that disrupted healthcare in the country. Concerns have grown as infrastructure that promotes critical services, such as healthcare and pipelines, have been targeted.

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Two-Thirds of Companies Plan More Customer Data Use: Treasure Data Report

January 28, 2022

Is there anything more fascinating than other companies’ customer data strategies, Dear Reader?  I thought not.  Here’s a Treasure Data study on that very topic.  Random factoids: data silos are a more common problem (34%) than data quality (24%); data and IT departments are responsible for customer data strategy at 49% of companies, while marketing is responsible at 11%.; 63% of companies plan to expand use of customer data.

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