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IBM Report: Cost of Data Breaches Soars to All-Time High During Pandemic

Data breaches currently cost businesses an average of $4.24 million USD, according to IBM’s recently published “Cost Of Data Breach Report”—the highest recorded in the report’s 17-year history. These costs include lost business, regulatory fines, and the price of clearing hackers out of networks. Many of these attacks come in the form of ransomware, in […]

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What Evolving Data Privacy Laws Mean for Organizations

The U.S. state of Colorado has joined California, Virginia, the European Union, and Brazil in passing data privacy legislation. These laws give users greater control over their data and empower them to hold organizations that violate the rules responsible. The Colorado Privacy Act (CPA), scheduled to go into effect on 1 July 2023, “provides consumers […]

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How Blockchain Will Personalize Healthcare

Modern healthcare data systems are contained in disparate and disconnected information silos in doctors offices, hospitals, pharmacies, laboratories, and mobile devices. The information is so segregated that it often prevents healthcare providers from providing fast and efficient care to patients. Blockchain technology can be a solution to keeping all patient data in a single, secure […]

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Can Blockchain Help to Stop the Spread of COVID-19?

Many experts fear that using technology like blockchain to track personal health data during the COVID-19 pandemic can threaten personal data privacy in the United States. However, others say the technology can help stop the pandemic’s spread without encroaching on privacy, as long as it’s done correctly.  “The current ethos is to give up all […]

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Understanding Child Data Privacy for Distance Learning

During the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of students are making the difficult transition to distant learning—and parents and teachers are making the transition with them. This sudden switch to distant learning poses unique questions about child data privacy and how to protect students’ personal information. Furthermore, many parents and educators may not even be aware these […]

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How Blockchain Can Transform Healthcare

Blockchain technology is poised to rapidly transform healthcare worldwide. Over the next seven years, the technology is estimated to undergo a 70% compound annual growth rate in healthcare due to growing data breaches in the industry, found a recent TechSci Research report. North America should see the highest demand, according to Karan Chechi, Research Director […]

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