Striving for a New High Water Mark in U.S. Data Privacy Policy: Part 1

In this two-part series, I look at the deluge of personal data, the rising tide of global regulation and where the U.S. must drop its proverbial data policy anchor to build long-term customer trust.

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Device Context is Key to Productivity

People are constantly on the move; changing networks, devices, time zones, even several times per day. Mobility shouldn't keep us from being productive, right?

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User-Managed Access in Action

Historically, saving for retirement was fairly straightforward for the average worker: he or she would probably only work for a small number of employers during their careers and could usually keep track of their pensions without too much confusion.

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Login Freedom: The Advantage of Giving Users Choice

How many headaches have you endured due to a forgotten password? Me? Too many to count. At the end of a busy week I just want to kick back and watch a movie online -- problem is I’ve been logged out and can’t remember my password. A one-time password sent to my mobile phone may suffice but will still require me to type using my phone and remote control. If I could choose, I would use Face ID or Touch ID authentication methods which already exist on my mobile device.

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eSIMs: The KYC Challenge & Self-Service Identity

In many countries around the world there is a regulatory requirement to capture and authenticate name and address data for every mobile phone subscription; be it contract or pay-as-you-go [PAYG], with or without a new device included in the deal (e.g. SIM only). Typically, this ‘Know Your Customer’ [KYC] regulation needs a document check of a valid government issued form of Photo Identification; Passport, Driving Licence, or ID Card for example.

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The IoT Opportunity: Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric is working towards making its customers more sustainable and efficient by leveraging the data collected from its smart devices. Schneider Electric's Head of IoT,  Cyril Perducat says IoT is at the center of their digital transformation, and in order to create business value for customers, Schneider is leveraging AI, mobile, cloud, and sensor technologies.

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MFA Was Never Enough

2017 saw the launch of our bottom up redesign of the authentication capability within Access Management. Our previous functionality focused on linear authentication chains.  While this provided considerable power and maturity, we knew many customers wanted more. We started analysing the market, working with key customers and analysts back at the start of 2016.  We went through a root and branch approach and released our intelligent authentication trees feature later in 2017.

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The Open Banking Revolution

The transformation of banking services is setting a new trajectory for a hyper relevant target – personalised wealth management. Two ground-breaking pieces of legislation, PSD2 and GDPR, are causing a shift in the mental model for all who engage in designing the methods of high value, trusted digital engagement in Financial Services.

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For Retailers and Etailers, Facebook’s Personal Data Problems Should Be a Warning Sign - Pt. 1

For retailers and etailers, the travails plaguing Facebook in recent months after the Cambridge Analytica revelations should be yet another bellwether of consumer concern about the sanctity of personal data. Or perhaps canary in a coal mine is a more apt metaphor?

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The IoT Opportunity: Caterpillar

Tom Bucklar, Director of IoT at Caterpillar, is using IoT-enabled solutions to create more value for his customers. While an industrial organization, Caterpillar looks to partner with a variety of industries to gain more consumer insights and solve their customers’ challenges. In this interview, Tom tells Hot Topics about the biggest opportunities of today enabled by connected technologies.

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Upcoming Events:

Digital Retail Transformation

- Dallas, Texas

C-Level experts from across North America’s retail industry are coming together in Dallas next August to anticipate the highly complex digital retail environment that will develop over the next few years.

Connected Health Summit San Diego

- San Diego, CA

Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers spotlights health technologies as part of the Internet of Things (IoT) phenomenon and the transformational impact of these connected solutions on the U.S. healthcare system.

Identity Tech Talk: Privacy Matters, Trust me...

Atlanta, GA

Today’s customers expect personalized service across channels and yet many remain wary of handing over private data fearing companies will fail to keep it safe. Trust is lacking and needs to be rebuilt.