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IntroductionThe integration of high technology software and sophisticated systems in automobile design has produced cars that have become complex computers teeming with billions of data. Built-in sensors, Internet-connected dashboards, video content-sharing capabilities, and infotainment platforms have made these smart cars hyper-efficient data collecting machines. While this development presents exciting opportunities, it is critical to have a robust strategy to address the associated risks.1. Designed with Data Security in MindAutomakers will need to consider privacy and data…

Over the past few decades, supply chain management has benefited immensely from technological advances that have made it easier and faster to transport cargo from one place to another. However despite these advances, supply chains continue to face challenges when it comes to tracking cargo, ensuring the integrity of cargo and holding members of the supply chain accountable for cargo, as it moves from one participant in the chain to the next. Blockchain has the…

Organizations have long generated a large amount of information across many functional areas including accounting, finance and tax, human resources, client relations, marketing, and legal.The amount of data generated in the digital age is simply massive. The image below illustrates what happens on the Internet every 60 seconds. New challenges, innovative technologies, and their related buzzwords are continually emerging: Cloud, Big Data, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Blockchain. Data is the driver in all…

The EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR) takes effect May 25, 2018. Organisations are racing to get their houses in order to comply with its strict data protection requirements. When it comes to personal data, individual privacy rights have far-reaching implications at the enterprise level. Yet compliance hinges on quality information governance practices when it comes to data processing and management. Under the GDPR, enterprises must be able to demonstrate that they have implemented…

Are website operators required to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act?Yes, but the compliance standard is undefined. In Robles v. Dominos Pizza LLC (Case No. 42 CV 16-06599 SJO (C.D. Cal. Mar. 20, 2017)), a federal court in California dismissed a class action lawsuit that asserted Domino’s Pizza discriminated against Americans with disabilities on its web and mobile sites. Specifically, the plaintiff had complained that the company failed to make its website and mobile…

Blockchain technology has the potential to revolutionize how financial institutions record, process, report and verify financial transactions. Many large financial institutions have already begun to invest in the technology. As momentum behind blockchain continues to grow, new services applying or leveraging the blockchain information will proliferate. Laws will need to address the various financial activities that will be shifted to blockchain technology.Blockchain employs distributed ledger technology. Nodes across the blockchain network apply every transaction to…

In the sphere of internet regulation, the current Ukrainian government has been more active in the past months than all former Ukrainian governments together in the past 20 years. At the beginning of May, the law establishing the first ever Ukrainian secondary liability regime for third-party copyright infringement came into force. Later that same month, the President of Ukraine approved a decree ordering ISPs to block access to a number of popular Russian online services…

New, innovative, and exciting technologies emerge every day, and we constantly hear about how these new technologies are going to disrupt particular sectors of the economy. Disruptive innovation is becoming commonplace and businesses are scrambling to evolve and adapt to the new environment.Yet another vital economic sector is under pressure to adopt new technologies in order to remain relevant and competitive. According to a report published by the McKinsey Global Institute earlier this year, technological…

The conversation about the use of digital currencies is far from over, but increasingly blockchain, the technology behind the new generation of cryptocurrencies, is gaining recognition. Blockchains automate interactions, allowing parties to a transaction to bypass the necessity of third parties for the management and enforcement of financial transactions. The technology has received increased attention because it allows for irreversible transactions across open networks with minimal risk of interception. The decentralised nature of a blockchain…

A recent privacy breach case in Canada offers practical guidance for organizations anywhere to avoid the over-retention of personal data.A May 2017 Order from the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta provides new insight into the requirement under section 35 of the Personal Information Protection Act to retain personal information only as long as reasonably required. To manage risk, organizations retaining personal information should be prepared to clearly articulate the purpose of…