Dear Google: open letter from 80 academics on 'right to be forgotten' It is one year since the European Court of Justice ruled that citizens have the right to request that Google remove links to information about them if these are out of date, misreprentative or irrelevant.
But some of the world’s most expert academics claim that Google has not been transparent enough in how it is responding to requests for delisting, and 80 academics from around the world have written to the corporation demanding more transparency about its processes. Here is the full text of the open letter, also published on Medium today: What we seek Aggregate data about how Google is responding to the more than 250,000 requests to delist links, thought to contravene data protection laws, from name search results. We should know if the anecdotal evidence of Google’s process is representative: What sort of information typically gets delisted (e.g., personal health) and what sort typically does not (e.g., about a public figure), in what proportions and in what countries?
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SMB and Cloud– The Great Indian Goldmine-DQChannels. The next frontier for SMB development India’s industrial landscape is largely dotted with small and medium businesses (SMBs).
More than 90% of income is generated from these businesses. As per data sourced from the Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, India has a staggering 48 mn SMBs which contribute to about 60% of the country’s GDP. It is also one of the largest employers in the country and employs 60 mn people every year.Despite this, the segment faces challenges and the biggest challenge grappling the industry is its inability to adopt technology especially in a day and age where technology is the driving force of every business. According to a study conducted by Zinnov, only 12 mn SMBs in the country have adopted technology. Today, cloud is the need of the hour for SMBs due to its faster decision making ability. It is important to understand that some issues often pose hurdles in the success of any business.
Today SMB’s are growing at a fast rate. Oracle: “The evolution of IoT has further expanded the threat landscape”-DQChannels. Rising security threats, expanding compliance requirements, consolidation, and cloud computing are just a few of the reasons why data security has become critical.
Stolen client devices, including tablets and Smartphone’s, have the potential to easily expose sensitive information as users move beyond the laptop. Outsourcing, off-shoring, corporate mergers, and nearly continuous organizational change create additional risks by making it easier for malicious insiders to obtain sensitive data and for outside hackers to gain access to servers using social engineering attacks. In an interaction with DQChannels, Sundar Ram, Vice President, Technology Sales Consulting Oracle Corporation, Asia Pacific explains why centralized and efficient protection of sensitive data regardless of the applications being used is more important than ever.
How can enterprises prevent fraudulent people working within organization getting access to privileged data? Much of this investment is also reactive. Why digital transformation is a journey and not a destinationDATAQUEST. While the impact of digital is monumental, the path to digital success is not simple.
To realize the full potential of digital, organizations must create a clear, holistic digital strategy that takes into account not just the short term priorities, but the long-term opportunities as well From large multinational companies to local baniyas, every single entity is gearing up to enter ‘the digital age.’ Technologies like big data,analytics, social media, and mobile are fast emerging as the new tools of engagement and causing digital disruption across many industries.
Digital,today, has become so synonymous with business that it is embedded in every function—be it hiring, sourcing, marketing or finance. Digital has become so pervasive that organizations can no longer afford to ignore it. Almost 50% of the companies in the Forbes 2000 list will experience churn from the list because of the impact of the digital era, believes Zinnov.
IT has to be a broker of value: Sanjay Mirchandani, VMwareDATAQUEST. As a industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience, Sanjay Mirchandani, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific and Japan, VMware, has seen the IT world evolve dynamically.
Having the unique and relatively rare perspective of leading as a CIO and now as a business leader, Sanjay believes that this is the right time for the technology industry to be disrupted as some technologies like networks have not changed in the last 20 years. Some edited excerpts from an exclusive interview: How do you see India from a global point of view? India for us is a very important market for multiple reasons.