South Mediterranean countries should be aware of the “necessity” associated with the protection of personal data. These policies are not used adequately when cases such as identity theft, loss or theft of personal data are filed every day.
Data Free Flow with Trust (DFFT), a proposed guiding principle for international cooperation on data flows, is moving into the implementation phase. DFFT implementation has so far focused mainly on trade agreements, including e-commerce negotiations at the WTO and regional/bilateral FTAs. Recently, these developments have been complemented by more pragmatic and bottom-up approaches.
To help smaller app developers make sure they’re complying with the GDPR — and thus avoiding penalties they may not be able to afford — Google has launched a new platform called Checks, designed to automate GDPR compliance.
President Joe Biden’s fiscal year 2023 budget request seeks $65 billion for civilian federal agencies—an 11% increase over the $58.4 billion requested last year—as well as a significant increase in cybersecurity spending.
The Critical Infrastructure Defense Project, a partnership among Cloudflare, CrowdStrike and Ping Identity, will provide U.S. hospitals and energy and water utilities free access to zero trust solutions to help them defend against potential cyberattacks.
Data is a valuable national asset that, when leveraged effectively, can bring transformative benefits to its users and to individuals and the economy more broadly. The Australian Government proved this in its response to the initial COVID-19 outbreak, when it leveraged private and public data to respond to the health and economic effects of the virus.