One of the most popular memes in recent years has been the “distracted boyfriend” meme. The coverage has been amazing, including the identification of an 18th Century equivalent painting. One of the most striking things about the meme is that the presumably current girlfriend has a similar look to the presumably new girl that is… Read More
One of the most forward-looking articles in the GDPR is Article 22. By identifying automated decision-making as a specific issue with data processing, the GDPR is also stepping into the forefront of machine learning and artificial intelligence. The Ward brothers discuss AI and Machine Learning and the gap in decision making that many of these… Read More
The demonstration of Google Duplex has both stunned and terrified the world. AI can do that. For some legal insights into this, check out Jay Ward’s discussion on his blog post here. If you haven’t watched the video yet, its worth the few minutes to understand what all the commotion is about. We play the… Read More
The world is waking up this morning and realizing that Google is much further toward a conversational AI than we thought. To be honest, I was very surprised by the advancement in their demonstration of Google Duplex:
Took this photo today as this bus passed by in downtown New York City. “Kill All the Lawyers” – William Shakespeare It’s an advertisement for some sort of show on CBS, not that I watch television anymore. The reason this struck me, as I am not a lawyer, is that very few groups of people… Read More
It’s May, which means we’re now in that frantic time period leading up to the GDPR where the biggest concerns loom largest. For some, that’s the documentary obligations under the Regulation, for others it is whether to hire a DPO, but it seems that everyone I talk to is worried about Article 20’s requirement for… Read More
With DNA from relatives in a database, police investigators have tracked down, and have in custody, the suspected man behind the Golden State Killer. Now every privacy professional in the world is questioning what this means for DNA data access. Read More
Realizing you are “mostly dead” according to the federal government is the definition of a mid-life crisis. But the data might prove them wrong. Read More
The concept of “Consent” will be a massive change for companies. Most databases might have a flag for consent, but the concept of providing consent and withdrawing it, at regular intervals, could turn every data platform on its head. Read More
Like a horror movie where the evildoer is not revealed until the last few scenes, I am finding that many applications that I use every day have slowly been accumulating “links” to my Twitter account.
Sometimes its the simple little victories that data and tech can give our family! Read More
This is a photo of several items in my house and to the right is the device that controls them. I told you I am already a total geek. In reality, Alexa doesn’t control the oven or microwave yet… yet.
When will GPS actually work? I’m on a freaking boat and this is what I get? Read More
Augmented Reality finally making a difference in the world… of buying sneakers. Read More
It is truly amazing how easy it is to track your progress through a country when your phone auto-geocodes every photo. This is last week for me as I went from Berlin to Paris to London.
So this is a relatively typical bathroom at a train station in Europe. Like many public restrooms here, you have to pay for entry, which is supposed to help defray the costs to keep it clean. But look closely at the right-hand side of the door.
Privacy Conferences are an oxymoron. So we just thought we’d draw one like that. Read More
Podcast! The latest DataSmart Consultants Podcast is all about some of the more recent data breaches.
This is my son watching the “Smurfs” movie. He is nestled between two chairs performing Olympic feats while also watching the movie. It’s a typical cold and rainy Sunday afternoon activity for him. That said, I was lucky enough to snap this photo and realize the dark and forbidding look of Gargamel, the evil character… Read More
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