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Workplace monitoring

Workplace monitoring by Anonymous on September 30, 2018 We never intended to build a pervasive workplace monitoring system – We just wanted to replace a clunky system of shared spreadsheets and email. Our new system was intended to track customer orders as they moved through the factory. Workers finding a problem in the production process could quickly check order history… [Read more...]

What do GDPR and the #MeToo Movement Have in Common?

What do GDPR and the #MeToo Movement Have in Common? By Asher Sered | October 21, 2018 At first glance it might be hard to see what the #MeToo movement has in common with the General Data Protection Rule (GDPR), the new monumental European regulation that governs the collection and analysis of commercially collected data. One is a 261 page… [Read more...]

GDPR Will Transform Insurance Industry’s Business Model

GDPR Will Transform Insurance Industry’s Business Model By Amit Tyagi | October 21, 2018 The European Union wide General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, came into force on May 25, 2018, with significant penalties for non-compliance. In one sweep, GDPR harmonizes data protection rules across the EU and gives greater rights to individuals over how their data is used. GDPR… [Read more...]

Unknown Knowns

Unknown Knowns by Anonymous on 10/21/2018 Image Credit: https://www.azquotes.com/quote/254214 Donald Rumsfeld during Department of Defense News Briefing, archive.defense.gov. February 12, 2002. The taxonomy of knowledge laid out by Rumsfeld in his much quoted new briefing conspicuously omits a fourth category: unknown knowns. In his critique of Rumsfeld’s analysis, the philosopher Slavoj Žižek defines the unknown knowns as “the disavowed beliefs… [Read more...]

Is the GDPR’s Bark Bigger than its Bite?

Is the GDPR’s Bark Bigger than its Bite? by Zach Day on 10/21/2018 The landmark EU regulation, formally called the General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR, took effect on May 25, 2018. Among other protections, GDPR grants “data subjects” with a bundle of new rights and placed an increased obligation on companies who collect and use the data. Firms were… [Read more...]

Healthcare’s Painful: Is HIPAA to blame?

Healthcare’s Painful: Is HIPAA to blame? By Keith LoMurray on 9/23/2018 Working in healthcare technology, I regularly hear painful stories about people’s experiences with healthcare. People will often talk about the great care they received from an individual doctor or nurse, but then mention the challenges of navigating the impersonal healthcare bureaucracy. Coordinating care between clinics, waiting for records, signing… [Read more...]

Shopping in the Digital Age – a Psychological Battle

Shopping in the Digital Age – a Psychological Battle by Krissy Gianforte | 14 October 2018 Imagine your last trip to Target. You entered the store with your shopping list in-hand, intending to buy “just a few things”. As you walked down the aisles, though, extra items caught your eye – a cute coffee mug, or a soft throw blanket… [Read more...]