Is RegTech the new FinTech?

Lory Kehoe, David Dalton and Sean Smith, Deloitte Ireland,  Friday, September 23, 2016

Regulation is one of a number of services to receive the ‘Tech’ treatment in recent times. As with its bigger brother FinTech, the definition of RegTech will mean different things to different people in this developing area. While the name is new, the marriage of technology and regulation to address regulatory challenges has existed for some time with varying degrees of success. Increasing levels of regulation and a greater focus on data and reporting has however brought the RegTech offering into greater focus thereby creating more value for the firms that invest in these solutions.

How’s Privacy Shield coming along?

Sam Pfeifle, The Privacy Advisor (IAPP),  Friday, September 23, 2016

Noting that the Commission has already published a guide to the Privacy Shield for public consumption, Gencarelli allowed that, “there’s been a lot of misunderstanding on our side of the Atlantic. What is the Shield and how different is it from Safe Harbor? And it is significantly different … DPAs will have to work together to a much larger degree and extent. The Privacy Shield will be a test case of that new way of cooperating, especially when it comes to investigation or channeling complaints.”

Taking Digital Privacy to the Next Level

Bjorn Aannestad, Business 2 Community,  Friday, September 23, 2016

Robin Wilton Interview: Robin is technical outreach director for identity and privacy in the Internet Society’s Internet Technology Office. He is a specialist in digital identity, IT security and public policy and is a member of the Kantara Initiative’s Board of Trustees. Robin also worked as a research analyst on Gartner’s Identity and Privacy Strategies team.

Majority of States Have Adopted 'Cloud First' Policies for Government

,  Thursday, September 22, 2016

A majority of state governments have adopted “cloud first” preferences when it comes to considering new applications or looking to upgrade existing legacy systems. According to the new report “The 2016 State CIO Survey” from the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO), over 70 percent of state CIOs say they have “cloud first” policies that are either formal, informal, or in development.

Microsoft makes Azure Germany available with a unique cloud model

Techseen,  Thursday, September 22, 2016

Even though Microsoft Cloud Services are already available across Europe, with the company’s two new datacenters in the UK a couple of weeks back, this particular model, as stated by Microsoft, will provide a different option to an already available system, creating increased opportunities for innovation and economic growth for regulated partners and customers in Germany, the European Union (EU) and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).

Microsoft Cloud Germany Opens Using Data Trustee Model

Pedro Hernandez, eWeek,  Thursday, September 22, 2016

Microsoft Cloud Germany is open and ready for business, operating under a "data trustee" model that addresses the data privacy and sovereignty concerns of the region's companies.

A Step in the Right Direction on Data Privacy

Charles Sauer, The Weekly Standard,  Thursday, September 22, 2016

Officially, the International Communications Privacy Act (ICPA) would "clarify U.S. law enforcement's ability to obtain electronic communications around the world." Unofficially, it would put an end to the Judiciary Department's potential temper tantrum.

Why IT No Longer has its Head in the Clouds

Charles Cooper, MSPmentor,  Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Much of that reflected the historic misunderstandings between the IT department and the rest of the organization, where neither side believed that the other really understood its needs. The upshot: CEOs could push all they wanted, but many IT departments continued to drag their heels when it came to cloud adoption.

International Data Transfers To And From Canada

Elisa Henry, Darcy Ammerman and Michael Reid, Mondaq,  Wednesday, September 21, 2016

For any Canadian company doing business outside of Canada, as is commonplace in the current economic and online environment, it is important to understand not only domestic privacy laws, but also the foreign laws which may affect its partners, customers and suppliers.

Box gives EU customers alternative to Privacy Shield with BCRs

Adam Shepherd, CloudPro,  Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Box's EU customers can store their files in its US datacentres without relying on the controversial Privacy Shield framework, the company confirmed today after receiving EU approval for its Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs). BCRs are legally-enforceable agreements between companies and the EU that govern how companies handle the data in their care, covering both customer information and that of Box's EU employees. It means Box can offer all EU customers a different way to send their data to the US, rather than relying on Privacy Shield, the newly-approved EU-US data transfer mechanism.