Looking at the rest of the world

By | Wednesday July 27th, 2016

We all are so concentrated on the new EU Regulation that we disregard easily what is going on in the rest of the world. Hereafter you can find some news from far east and far west: all over the world private data protection and security are getting more and more relevant for policy makers, citizens and, as a result, for business.

The oldest refers to the Data breach report 2012-2015  issued by the California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris last February. A lot of interesting information and, above all, the recomandation to encrypt sensitive data in all mobile devices and to consider this option for desktops. Good news for EMM and MAM providers.

The farest comes from far east. On June 28, 2016, the State Internet Information Office of the People’s Republic of China published the draft Administrative Provisions on Information Services for Mobile Internet Applications. With this measure, China regulates the mobile app market, by introducing a licence for app provider that requires security featurs and imposes some constraints in dealing with private data, such as the mandatory consent of the interested person to deal with personal data, position and camera. Mobile app store service providers will have to control that mobile app providers are in line with these measures. Can you imagine what a mess the situation was and still is, to force this Administration to adopt such a measure?

The third spot is about Civil penalties inflict in the US to InMobi, a Singaporean-based mobile advertising network for deceptively tracking hundreds of millions of consumers’ locations.  A one million dollars settlement that clarifies how the risks related to data protection regulations infringements – either administrative fines or civil penalties – are not just a hypotetical option that security or privacy companies and professionals use to raise their earnings.

EU Regulation is not the only innovation: more and more data protection is becoming a piece of the game that nobody can really disregard. Everywhere.

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About Sergio Fumagalli

Vice President Zeropiu Spa, system integrator specialized in digital identity and data security with operations in Italy and in the Nordics. After serving as MP in the Italian Parliament, I started a professional collaboration with the Data Protection Italian Authority and a professional activity on these topics. Co-author of “Privacy guida agli adempimenti”, IPSOA, 2004, 2005 a book on compliance to the Italian Law. Since 2008 member of the Oracle Community for Security - http://c4s.clusit.it/views/Homepage.html - and since 2014 member of the board of Clusit a leader association on IT Security in Italy Between 2004 and 2012 member of the board of Webank Spa, the online banc of the Banca Popolare di Milano group.

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