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Issue 02/2020

Eight things organizations should do to ensure compliance with cyber security regulations

International standards can provide guidance and support for complying with regulations such as Europe’s GDPR or California’s CCPA

An organization’s legal responsibilities have always depended on its geographical location or, sometimes, the geographical origins of the data, but the world is becoming a smaller place. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), for example, has transformed the way data is treated everywhere, as businesses opt to avoid the additional costs of managing different data regimes. Comparable laws giving local residents more control over their data are starting to come into effect in other countries. For example, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) gives their residents the power to demand the deletion of information.  

Issue 01/2020

Standards for AI governance help facilitate client trust in organizations

Innovative technologies are increasingly being used to improve systems and services. Robots and people work together in factories and offices, while automated systems are used in cars and planes to ensure safe, efficient journeys

As more businesses incorporate AI technologies to improve their services and products, more questions are being raised. For example, do clients trust and understand how these technologies are being used? What is the role of humans in the organization and can they control the AI technologies deployed? What about societal concerns around big data analysis which could be used in other unfair ways? Should there be an ethical framework for AI?

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Issue 06/2018

The risks of connected lives

Securing devices and data on the internet of things

Turn on the radio, set the timer for dinner, turn down the temperature, shut off the lights. With the internet of things (IoT), all of this is possible from the comfort of the couch or while sitting on the bus. As noted by a New York Times journalist, IoT makes homes, offices and vehicles “smarter, more measurable and chattier”.

Issue 06/2018

Keeping kids safe

International Standards help parents navigate the dangers of smart toys

With the holidays approaching, many parents have entered the mad rush to find the perfect gift for their offspring. And, as a stroll through the toy section of any department store demonstrates, the choice is unlimited.

Issue 02/2018

International Standards provide toolkit for GDPR compliance

Organizations all over the world are being forced to comply with sweeping new EU data protection rules

When the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force, on 25 May, it will have a humongous impact on web properties all over the world. It will affect all organizations, wherever they keep their servers, if they provide EU citizens with any kind of information, content or service online.