Unless you have been living in a darkened room for a long time, you will know the countdown for the EU's General Data Protection Regulation is dramatically coming to a head. May 2018 is when the regulation really takes hold, and organisations are fast in the act on putting plans, processes and personnel in place, in order to comply.
Once again, the cybersecurity and privacy tech world is convened in San Francisco for the annual RSA Conference. From the keynotes and sessions I’ve attended so far this year, it’s clear cybersecurity is at a crossroads, driven in part by fast-moving developments in privacy regulations and the progress of the Internet of Things across many sectors public and private. These trends will be at the center of the presentation I’m giving at RSA the morning of Thursday, February 16th:
A year ago, Facebook commissioned a program to explore how the data driven economy is evolving and to pose the question: how can we sustainably maximize the contribution personal data makes to the economy, to society, and, crucially, to individuals?
Pew Research released an interesting report earlier this year focusing on American attitudes towards privacy and information sharing in the digital world. Every day, people have to choose if they want to share their personal information with businesses and governments in exchange for access to a product or service. Pew found that willingness to share personal data depended greatly on the context.
Recently, Accenture released their much anticipated Technology Vision 2016. Identifying what Accenture considers to be the critical trends shaping the market for the next three to five years, the report is a great resource for any organization with a digital strategy that's looking to maintain their competitive edge in the digital era.
The news: ForgeRock’s new Identity Platform is out, and I couldn’t be more thrilled that our conforming implementation of the User-Managed Access (UMA) standard is a part of this release. The ForgeRock Identity Platform is the first identity management platform to support UMA for consumer consent and data sharing -- scenarios that are near and dear to my heart.
Big news out of Brussels earlier this week: The European Commission has finally completed its EU Data Protection Reform process. According to the official statement, the reform “will allow people to regain control of their personal data. Two-thirds of Europeans (67%), according to a recent Eurobarometer survey, stated they are concerned about not having complete control over the information they provide online.
Editor’s Note: We’re excited to have David G.W Birch contributing to the blog on the state of play with Open Banking and PSD2. David is an internationally-recognised thought leader in digital identity and digital money.