Data Sovereignty, Russian Data Leak, Data Quality, Data Sharing, Drug Database, Brand Exposure

This week, we begin with a detailed essay on the role played by data sovereignty in increasing transparency in terms of where consumer’s data is held, & who might have access to it. Next is a piece about the personal data leak of 120,000 Russian soldiers fighting in Ukraine by the hacker group – Anonymous. Then, we have an article discussing data quality & the importance of data governance for ensuring the same. Following that, we have an analysis of National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) new data management policy that might create a global standard for data sharing. Next is a plan by the Union government of India to develop a single, up-to-date, centralized repository of all licensed and available pharmaceuticals across all medical systems in India. Lastly, we have a story about the evident corporate digital risks.

Home Is Where The Data Is: The Increasing Relevancy Of Data Sovereignty

Data plays a crucial role in the operations of all businesses. Organisations that store and collect data – especially personal data – are subject to legal obligations to ensure the privacy of the individuals from whom that data is collected. Increasingly, those organisations are beginning to appreciate that compliance with those legal obligations is not enough: consumers are demanding more and more transparency in terms of where their data is held, and who might (legally or otherwise) have access to it.

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Anonymous Leaks Personal Data Of 120,000 Russian Soldiers Fighting in Ukraine

Anonymous has leaked the personal data of 120,000 Russian soldiers fighting in Ukraine. The hacker group, who has condemned Vladimir Putin’s invasion, disclosed information like names, date of birth, addresses, unit affiliation and passport numbers. Over the weekend, the hacktivist collective stated via Twitter: “All soldiers participating in the invasion of Ukraine should be subjected to a war crime tribunal. “All soldiers participating in the invasion of Ukraine should be subjected to a war crime tribunal.”

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Managing Data Quality Is Important To The Success Of Digital Driven Financial Services

Data is increasingly valued as an asset for companies, so ensuring that data is of high quality is imperative. Progressively, in the world of IoT, we are seeing machines make decisions. These decisions either provide insights into what’s most beneficial for customers or reduce their service-relationship anxiety. In order for machine learning models to generate actionable insights, diverse data of high quality must be available in real-time.

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New Data-Sharing Requirements From The National Institutes Of Health Are A Big Step Toward More Open Science

Starting on Jan. 25, 2023, many of the 2,500 institutions and 300,000 researchers that the US National Institutes of Health supports will need to provide a formal, detailed plan for publicly sharing the data generated by their research. For many in the scientific community, this new NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy sounds like a no-brainer. The incredibly quick development of rapid tests and vaccines for COVID-19 demonstrate the success that can follow the open sharing of data within the research community.

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Govt Plans Central Drug Database

The Union government is working on a central database of therapeutic drugs, including those used in alternative systems, as part of its Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) in order to create a recognised repository of such information. The plan at present has been circulated as a consultation paper for public feedback by the National Health Authority (NHA), which is the implementing agency of the digital mission.

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Brand Exposure: How Exposed Personal Data Impacts Corporate Digital Risk

In the early years of the digital age, most organizations struggled with the BYOD (bring your own device) challenge and the exposure it brought to their digital ecosystems. Over 10 years later, the pandemic has led to new and increased digital vulnerabilities that have left organizations scrambling to defend their network perimeters and exposed assets. Personal data continues to proliferate. 

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