Health, Cloud, Gatekeepers, Farm, Cybercrime, Aggregation

This week, we begin with an article about a new policy by FTC that requires health app companies to notify their consumers about data breaches or data shared with third parties. Next, we have a piece on how cloud computing is quickly transforming & improving healthcare. The following article discusses the deals of licensing statistics from top leagues between data organizations to avoid data wars after the legalization of sports betting in the US. Following that, we have an article on the agreements between India & US technology giants to share farm statistics for making apps & tools that will help boost yields. Next is a piece about the ease of using Telegram with end-to-end encryption & thousands of users in a group that has appealed cybercriminals to shift from the dark web. Finally, we have an article on the account aggregator network adopted by India for getting away with the inconvenience caused to users while keeping track of their financial information.

FTC Says Health Apps Must Notify Consumers About Data Breaches — Or Face Fines

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has warned apps and devices that collect personal health information must notify consumers if their data is breached or shared with third parties without their permission. In a 3-2 vote on Wednesday, the FTC agreed on a new policy statement to clarify a decade-old 2009 Health Breach Notification Rule, which requires companies handling health records to notify consumers if their data is accessed without permission, such as the result of a breach.

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Cloud Exchange: Leveraging Cloud Data And Migration In The Public Sector Healthcare Arena

Cloud computing is rapidly advancing health care on three important fronts. First, according to Mathew Soltis, vice president of Cloud Solutions at GDIT, is how it’s improving health care research. The cloud enables aggregation and sharing of data in a given research domain, speeding visualization and data analysis, and therefore the development of remedies. “NIH is a good example of some data sharing here around COVID. They have a commons platform, where researchers can get together and share data in a common standard, a common infrastructure,” Soltis said at the Federal News Network Cloud Exchange. 

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Rise Of Sports Betting Fuels Demand For Data Gatekeepers

The legalisation of US sports betting is driving new demand for statistics on players, games, teams and performance. A pair of sports data companies have installed themselves as the gatekeepers to this information trove. Sportradar Group and Genius Sports license data from hundreds of professional sports competitions including the National Football League, Major League Baseball, the English Premier League and the PGA Tour. They package and sell it to betting platforms and media companies, which in turn use it to offer wagers or create graphics and scoreboards on broadcasts.

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Amazon, Microsoft Swoop In On $24 Billion India Farm-Data Trove Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Cisco Systems Inc. are among technology giants lining up to harness data from India’s farmers in an ambitious government-led productivity drive aimed at transforming an outmoded agricultural industry. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration, which is seeking to ensure food security in the world’s second-most populous nation, has signed preliminary agreements with the three US titans and a slew of local businesses starting April to share farm statistics it’s been gathering since coming to power in 2014.

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Cybercrime Is Moving From The Dark Web To Telegram More And More, Study Finds

It’s been touted as a WhatsApp alternative. The company that operates it has faced sharp criticism for not doing enough to curtail revenge porn or counterfeit vaccination cards. Now, a new study has found that Telegram is, surprise surprise, an appealing home for cybercriminals. The revelation comes from a study conducted by Cyberint for a Financial Times story. The cybersecurity firm found that hackers are selling and sharing data leaks on Telegram because it’s easy to use and not heavily moderated. 

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Account Aggregation: Consent Driven Consolidation & Sharing Of All Financial Information Through One Application

In today’s time, we all deal with a number of financial service providers each one of them providing one or more services which makes it certainly inconvenient for the users to keep track of their finances since all the information cannot be provided at the same place and there is no framework for consolidation of all such financial information. With an aim to resolve this inconvenience, in 2016, the Reserve Bank of India had proposed setting up a framework for account aggregators.

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