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    The Artificial Intelligence & Data Protection Conundrum – Part 2

    In my previous article (Part 1) I outlined how new technologies such as smartphones, smartwatches, and other smart devices capture data about us and, with or without or knowledge, share this personal data with a myriad of different entities. This personal data is often times accumulated and compiled from various sources and analysed by very sophisticated Artificial Intelligence and machine learning systems in an effort to make specific decisions about us. I concluded that article with the question: “How is personal data that is derived and created from the assimilation and analysis using methods like machine learning treated by proposed legislation and what will the effects be for all of…

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    Protect Your Data! Encrypt It!

    A common misconception that many people have about securing data and privacy of data communications is “as long as the connection between the sender and recipient of information is secure then the data itself is also secure”. Well, nothing could be further from the truth. This was borne out in my last two articles in which I alluded to the fact that on today’s modern networks, public or private, all data can be hijacked and inspected en route without the sender’s or recipient’s knowledge, unless you’re using a high-quality VPN like those from 25pc. Shockingly, I heard State Minister of Technology Julian Robinson at a recent event he was addressing…