Data Privacy & Security Service Digital Digest_Winter 2018

Data Privacy & Security Service

Issue 10


Data Privacy and Security Service Digital Digest Winter 2018


This latest data breach revelation is particularly trou- bling because of both the quantity of compromised records and the failure of the chief security officer and the former CEO to disclose it. By Eric Newcomer BLOOMBERG NEWS NOVEMBER 21, 2017;To read the full story, visit: .

Hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers from Uber, a massive breach that the company concealed for more than a year. The ride-hailing company ousted Joe Sullivan, chief security officer, and one of his deputies for their roles in keeping the hack under wraps. Compromised data from the October 2016 attack included names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of 50 million Uber riders around the world, the company said. The personal information of about seven million drivers was accessed as well, including some 600,000 US driver’s license numbers. THE IMPORTANCE OF STUDENT PRIVACY IN BIG DATA– EDUWIRE BLOG QUOTE OF THE DAY on November 15, 2017 "The biggest risk for students at all levels is the privacy implications of our corporate digital culture especially given that the time an individual is a stu- dent is, by design, a very temporary and transient time of life. That isn’t to say tracking is bad. However, the business model that much of the digital spine is built on is exploiting data in various ways, often times in helpful ways, as the success of devices and services such as Siri, Google Home, and Amazon Echo show. However, the temporariness of the students’ space means that this data was never meant to be permanent. One of the things I would always tell my students is to experiment in class, with thoughts, with expression, and with projects because the classroom is one of a the few places you can try something and fail with limited implications on their ac- tual life. With digital projects hosted by corporate entities, that may no longer be true." —Jade E. Davis, dmlcentral

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