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How to manage data privacy versus the growing grab bag of requirements

Calls for federal legislation alongside US president Joe Biden’s artificial intelligence (AI) executive order and some 12 different regimes in the country alone highlight a global regulatory environment on data privacy that’s set to remain something of a hodgepodge. Different regimes continue to emerge both in and across different nations, with worldwide rationalisation or consensus…

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Generative AI is everywhere – but policy is still missing

Generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) is popping up everywhere in the workplace, but companies do not have the policies or training in place to make sure deployments do not go awry.  Staff at nearly three-quarters of European organisations already use AI at work, but only 17% have a formal, comprehensive policy governing the use of such…

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Executive interview: AWS’s GenAI innovation opportunity

Amazon has been building artificial intelligence (AI) systems and using machine learning for well over 20 years. Personalisation and recommendations were among the early innovations introduced on the ecommerce site, and these and other technology concepts, such as the Alexa voice assistant, help to drive forward AI innovation in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) public…

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OpenAI’s new ChatGPT privacy tool lets creators hide their work from the AI

OpenAI has been in hot water regarding data privacy ever since ChatGPT was first released to the public. The company used a lot of data from the public internet to train the large language model powering ChatGPT and other AI products. But that seems to have included copyrighted content. Some creators went ahead and sued…

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EMEA security spend will have another boom year in 2024

Security services and technology have again maintained the number one priority for IT spending across the EMEA region, according to this year’s Technology spending intentions research from TechTarget and ESG, to the extent that it’s also leading investment in areas beyond merely cyber, including networking, infrastructure, applications (DevSecOps) and generative artificial intelligence (GenAI). With 48%…

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IT leaders are finding the right balance between on-premise and cloud

A survey of 706 IT leaders conducted by Red Hat for its 2024 Global tech trends report has found that many organisations have figured out the mix between public and private cloud infrastructure. Compared with the previous year’s data, workload migration management saw a nine-point drop to near the bottom of the IT management funding priorities…

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Top 10 business applications stories of 2023

In the realm of business applications, the underlying complexities of the western economic crisis and war in Ukraine and the Middle East were obscured in 2023 by the hype surrounding generative AI (GenAI). It would be eccentric, indeed churlish, to downplay the significance of GenAI, and so the first four articles selected here are, indeed, about…

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Data-sharing management gap highlights cyber risk, says report

As organisational use of communications tools to share relevant data with third-party suppliers and partners spike, a lack of attention paid to security is cranking up risk levels, according to a global study of 781 IT, cyber and risk and compliance pros, 29% of which are drawn from EMEA geographies, which was conducted for Kiteworks,…

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King’s Speech misses the mark on cyber law reform, says campaign

British businesses continue to fall victim to rampant cyber criminality as the government blows hot and cold on much-needed reforms to 33-year-old legislation that is hindering the ability of the cyber security profession to respond effectively, according to campaigners who have lamented a “missed opportunity” in this week’s King’s Speech. The CyberUp campaign, which has…

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Banking should start testing out quantum ideas

Banks should be setting up a quantum computing taskforce, a report from UK Finance has concluded. The Identifying and seizing the opportunities presented by quantum technology report, produced in conjunction with IBM, lists several areas where banks can benefit from quantum computing. These include risk analysis, compliance, and the use of quantum safe encryption to…

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