Storm Brewing: Commercial Data Bill Of Rights Introduced

first_imgTags:#Analysis#enterprise#news IT + Project Management: A Love Affair 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now dan rowinski Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…center_img Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Related Posts Senators John Kerry, and John McCain introduced a bill to the Senate floor last week entitled “The Commercial Privacy Bill Of Rights” that would reform and codify how Internet user data could be used online.On the surface, this seems like the type of altruistic bill that falls in to the no-brainer area of Congressional legislation. Privacy, protection, trust, accountability. All the good political buzzwords apply. Yet, it is not that simple. Data is the lifeblood of the Web and the use of consumer data and the bill would allow the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Commerce to have a significant hand in regulation of how data is collected and used by companies. Advertisers, innovators and consumer groups are concerned with the bill, not so much because of the wording of the legislation, but rather the amount of control it places in the hands of the FTC and whether or not that is necessary. From the summary of the bill:The right to security and accountability:Collectors of information must implement security measures to protect the information they collect and maintain.The right to notice, consent, access and correct information:The collector must provide the ability for an individual to opt-out of any information collection that is unauthorized by the Act and provide affirmative consent (opt-in) for the collection of sensitive personally identifiable information.The right to data minimization, distribution constraints and data integrity:Holds companies to use the data they collect only for specific purposes of conducting business within a set timeline hold any third-party accessors of that data to the same standards as the collector.Voluntary Safe Harbor Programs: Companies can opt-out of portions of the bill if they set policies that are equally as stringent as the bill.How will it affect the advertising ecosystem?The advertising community feels that this law is unnecessary because the industry has been crafting its own privacy policies for some time and think that the market can regulate itself. “We’ve set up a system; now they are going to replace it with the FTC,” Dan Jaffe, executive vice president of the Association of Nationals Advertisers said in and AdWeek interview. “It basically undermines the momentum last December when botht he FTC and Commerce Department scolded the industry for not moving fast enough.”Kaliya Hamlin, the executive director of the Personal Data Ecosystem Consortium, believes the bill is absolutely necessary. Foremost, she says, it will bring American privacy laws in to correlation with those of the European Union, which would allow for greater international commerce as currently U.S. sites that do not comply with European privacy laws either cannot operate there or have to change their data handling processes to accommodate European law. “Our consortium has a point of view about how the future could be and it doesn’t have to be the way it is,” Hamlin said. “It is totally possible to advertise (and potentially even more effective then today) in an ecosystem that gets re-wired to respect people and their information – that seeks to build with them and connect them to offers and opportunities that are relevant to them.”Hamlin noted that on a recent trip to Europe that she encountered many pop-ups on sites that telling asking if her information could be used. It is likely that if this bill is passed similar pop-ups could be coming to the United States. Will it stifle innovation?Hamlin does not think so.“So there are currently 20+ startups innovating around developing personal data banks and services around them,” Hamlin said. “So, where is the stifling?”Yet, social network data hacker and ReadWriteWeb contributor Pete Warden, told our editor Marshall Kirkpatrick last week that “these regulations will deter startups from building new tools like Mint.com or Rapportive, while the big corporations can devote whole departments to working around any new rules,” Warden said.There is clearly a split in the tech community on if and how the bill would affect innovation. It is notable that the United States leads Europe in volume and quality of innovation. Is that because of the culture on the other side of the pond? The amount of regulation by the European Union? A group of the largest tech companies, including Microsoft, Intel and e-Bay signed an agreement last week supporting the bill. Notably, Facebook and Google have not weighed in on the bill.CNET pointed out last week that the bill will not apply to the government or law enforcement, which brings up an interesting double standard in how the government views itself in relation to business. Internet consumers are as wary of the government and how it uses their information as they are of businesses. When it comes to the day-to-day processes of government function, it does not operate all that different from a large enterprise corporation yet yields more power over the lives of American’s than almost all corporations put together.In the long run, start-ups and innovators will learn to deal with the new regulations if the bill passes. It comes down to a matter of trust. How much do consumers trust the businesses that use and control their data? This bill would help companies gain and keep the trust of consumers.But, the question becomes: does the federal government need to legislate that trust or is it something that companies have to craft and earn on their own?last_img read more

FIFA World Cup 2014: Five key players from Russia

first_imgAlexander Kerzhakov and Roman Shirokov will play a key role for Russia at the World CupAlthough Russia is a team with plenty of veterans, only one of them has seen World Cup action.Alexander Kerzhakov came on as a substitute the last time Russia qualified for the World Cup in 2002, and he’ll be in Brazil this year looking for more.With Kerzhakov up front, Roman Shirokov will likely be the one to control the tempo of the game. And behind them they have Igor Akinfeev, a goalkeeper who has been a mainstay in the team for a decade.Here are five players to watch:IGOR AKINFEEVCSKA Moscow goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev made his debut for Russia when he was only 18 years old – the youngest newcomer to the national squad. He has been Russia’s top goalkeeper since 2005.Akinfeev’s father brought him to the CSKA football school when he was 4 and he has never switched to another club after making his professional debut in 2003.SERGEI IGNASHEVICHA stalwart of the Russia and CSKA Moscow defense, Sergei Ignashevich made his national team debut in 2002 against Sweden.Ignashevich missed the 2004 European Championship because of injury but played in four of the five matches at Euro 2008, when Russia made the semifinals.He played in all 10 qualifying matches for the World Cup in Brazil.VASILIY BEREZUTSKIYVasiliy Berezutskiy joined CKSA Moscow from Torpedo-ZIL in 2002 and made his debut for Russia in 2003. His twin brother Alexei is also a CSKA Moscow and Russia defender.ROMAN SHIROKOVadvertisementFabio Capello’s key playmaker, Roman Shirokov was called up by former Russia coach Guus Hiddink in 2008 but then dropped during qualifying for the 2010 World Cup.Shirokov was back in the national team under Dick Advocaat and played in all 10 World Cup qualifying match under Capello, scoring three goals.ALEXANDER KERZHAKOVAlexander Kerzhakov is the only player on the current national team who played at the World Cup in 2002, coming on as a late substitute for Valery Karpin.After joining Zenit St. Petersburg in 2001, Kerzhakov signed with Spanish club Sevilla in 2006 and won the Copa del Rey and UEFA Cup. But he was back in Russia in 2008 with Dynamo Moscow and then with Zenit in January 2010.Kerzakov scored six goals in qualifying for Euro 2008, but former coach Guus Hiddink dropped him from the final squad because of poor form.last_img read more

Middle Caicos Salt Cay asked to evacuate ahead of catastrophic Hurricane Irma

first_img TCI: Savory favors investor residency status, heralds KPMG economic report, says Caicos link is economic lifeline Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Doctor, nurse and entrepreneur from Texas are the three drowned in Middle Caicos Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, September 5, 2017 – Salt Cay & Middle Caicos -There is an #evacuation order issued by the Governor for both #SaltCay and Middle Caicos now, those islands with the smallest populations are urged to leave ahead of catastrophic Hurricane Irma.    The evac-orders come when the Government deems it necessary, for protection of life for people to leave an area or district.While there was encouragement for residents to make their own plans to leave #MiddleCaicos by tomorrow, TCIG is providing help with bus and boat transportation and residents of Middle Caicos are asked to contact their District Commissioner.    Images of Premier Sharlene Robinson, Minister of Home Affairs Delroy Williams and Minister and MP for the district of Salt Cay were shared with Magnetic Media today.Usually residents are stubborn about leaving the island, but Magnetic Media is told that many from Salt Cay were convinced to seek leave for a safer spot to ride out the storm.#MagneticMediaNews Six Senses Resort and Spa returns for another try at Salt Cay, Cabinet considers the concept Related Items:#evacuation, #magneticmedianews, #middlecaicos, #SaltCaylast_img read more

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