Data collection – Neo Agent http://neoagent.net/ Thu, 24 Nov 2022 05:11:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://neoagent.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/default1-150x150.png Data collection – Neo Agent http://neoagent.net/ 32 32 FCC Institutes ACP Transparency Data Collection: Broadband Breakfast https://neoagent.net/fcc-institutes-acp-transparency-data-collection-broadband-breakfast/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 22:09:30 +0000 https://neoagent.net/fcc-institutes-acp-transparency-data-collection-broadband-breakfast/ WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2022 — The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday afternoon ordered internet service providers to display broadband “nutrition” labels at points of sale that include internet plan performance metrics, monthly rates and other information that can inform consumers’ purchasing decisions. The agency released the requirement less than 24 hours before releasing the first […]]]>

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2022 — The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday afternoon ordered internet service providers to display broadband “nutrition” labels at points of sale that include internet plan performance metrics, monthly rates and other information that can inform consumers’ purchasing decisions.

The agency released the requirement less than 24 hours before releasing the first draft of its updated broadband map.

The FCC has required the labels to be machine-readable, which is designed to facilitate data collection and analysis by third parties. The commission also requires that the labels be made available on customers’ online portals with the and “accessible” to non-English speakers.

In addition to the broadband speeds promised by the providers, the new labels must also display typical latency, charges related to the time of purchase, discount information, data limits and provider contact information.

“Broadband is an essential service, for everyone, everywhere. For this reason, consumers need to know what they are paying for and how it compares to other service offerings,” the FCC Chairman said. Jessica Rosenworcel said in a statement.

“For more than 25 years, consumers have enjoyed the convenience of nutrition labels on food products. We now require ISPs to display broadband labels for wireless and wireline services. Consumers deserve accurate information about price, speed, data allowances, and other terms of service up-front. »

Industry players have vigorously debated the appropriate parameters for wideband tags in a flurry of FCC filings. Free Press, an advocacy group, has argued for machine-readable labels and accommodations for non-English speakers, measures that have been widely opposed by trade groups. Free Press also advocated requiring the labels to be included on monthly Internet bills, or else the FCC “risks simply replicating the status quo in which consumers must navigate fine print, poorly designed websites, and Byzantine hyperlinks,” the group wrote.

“Not requiring the label to appear on a customer’s monthly bill is a disappointing concession to monopoly ISPs like AT&T and Comcast and a great loss to consumers,” Joshua Stager, political director of Free Press, said Friday.

The Wireless Internet Service Providers Association opposed Free Press in its FCC filing and supported the point-of-sale requirement.

“WISPA welcomes today’s release of the new FCC broadband label,” said Vice President of Policy Louis Peraertz. “This will help consumers better understand their internet access purchases, allowing them to quickly see ‘under the hood’ and have an effective comparison tool between apples when shopping for services in the marketplace. “

Image of FCC’s sample high-speed nutrition label

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The case for transparency in data collection https://neoagent.net/the-case-for-transparency-in-data-collection/ Wed, 16 Nov 2022 10:44:53 +0000 https://neoagent.net/the-case-for-transparency-in-data-collection/ The case for transparency in data collection Companies that commit to data transparency will be equipped to manage tomorrow’s compliance requirements and invest in their customer relationships. By Christine Frohlich November 16, 2022 No matter where you turn, data privacy seems to be the hot topic. Amid changing California regulations, proposed federal data […]]]>

The case for transparency in data collection

Companies that commit to data transparency will be equipped to manage tomorrow’s compliance requirements and invest in their customer relationships.

No matter where you turn, data privacy seems to be the hot topic. Amid changing California regulations, proposed federal data privacy legislation, and new state laws in Colorado, Connecticut, Virginia, and Utah, data professionals are considering and strengthen data governance programs to avoid fines and litigation. However, this may not be enough.

The data services industry must embrace transparency to survive in a regulated environment and meet the privacy expectations of increasingly sophisticated consumers. Data organizations that successfully embrace and promote data transparency will benefit from the kind of brand loyalty that drives revenue and sustainable business. Yet navigating the ever-changing patchwork of state laws to provide consumers with the transparency and control they demand remains an ongoing challenge.

Set Data Transparency

Perhaps the term data transparency is too imprecise. It’s the kind of concept that can be left to interpretation and all too easily become lip service unsupported by action. For data professionals, and for the sake of this article, we focus on transparency around data collection: if and how organizations disclose how consumer data is collected and used, who has access to it, and how much. of time the company stores this data.

Consumers expect companies to take their privacy seriously. Although they prefer personalized digital experiences, most Americans say they are at least somewhat concerned about how their data is being used. Yet many companies still fail to institutionalize and/or communicate their data policies. When they do, it is not uncommon for the spirit of the policy to get lost in legalese and fine print. Consider website cookie consent banners. At their most basic level, they are a transparency tool designed to quickly and clearly inform visitors of a site’s cookie policy and allow users to control their preferences. Who among us can say that we don’t instinctively bypass them at the first opportunity?

Other popular data transparency tools include opt-in fields, which can fall victim to deceptive and manipulative language by well-meaning marketers, and links to terms of service pages with policies. privacy notices – which are almost always relegated to the footer of a website or email.

The relationship between consumers and data transparency (or, in some cases, lack of transparency) is not unique to Internet marketing. Parallels can be drawn between online data transparency and the methods used for years by retailer loyalty programs. Long before the Internet, signing up for a loyalty program gave the issuer access to a consumer’s personal spending habits, geographic data about their spending, and other personal data – and consumers rarely read the fine print of their contracts.

The reality is that reading and taking the time to digest privacy policies is a huge ask, especially in the context of the internet, which has become synonymous with instant gratification. A study found that it takes over 200 hours – more than a typical work month – to read word-for-word the average privacy policy on the websites we visit each year.

While a fun statistic, most consumers have no idea what they’re saying yes to when logging into apps or agreeing to a website’s terms of service. They are blissfully unaware of how companies use consumer data to test marketing campaigns, improve the customer journey, or share it with third parties. At the same time, and perhaps as a result, there is increasing pressure from regulators and legislators to require applications, websites and online services to be increasingly transparent, in order to clearly explain how data consumers are used.

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Without data collection, improving diversity remains a steep hill to climb https://neoagent.net/without-data-collection-improving-diversity-remains-a-steep-hill-to-climb/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 06:14:24 +0000 https://neoagent.net/without-data-collection-improving-diversity-remains-a-steep-hill-to-climb/ The first step to improving diversity within the asset management industry is to shine a light on what’s really going on, industry experts said. That means pushing harder or outright demanding that fund managers, institutional consultants and other stakeholders disclose their diversity data, they said. “There’s only one way to know if there’s a problem…and […]]]>

The first step to improving diversity within the asset management industry is to shine a light on what’s really going on, industry experts said.

That means pushing harder or outright demanding that fund managers, institutional consultants and other stakeholders disclose their diversity data, they said.

“There’s only one way to know if there’s a problem…and that’s to collect the data,” said Gilbert Garcia, Houston-based managing partner of Garcia Hamilton & Associates LP, a manager of minority-owned fixed-income funds with $16.5 billion in assets. under management.

“If you start collecting the data, we in the minority community already know what you’ll see, which is that a lot of the top consultants have very little diversity in their ranks themselves…and so no wonder minority companies don’t go through the process.”

In many relationships with asset owners, consultants are the “gatekeepers” to which fund managers are selected, said Shelly Heier, president of Seattle-based Verus Advisory Inc..

In 2020, Ms. Heier was a founding member of the Institutional Investing Diversity Cooperative, a collective of institutional plan sponsors and institutional investment advisory firms responsible for the stewardship of over $43 trillion in assets that aims to promote greater diversity in the asset management industry.

Through its data provider eVestment, a Nasdaq company that provides global institutional investment data, analysis and market intelligence, the IIDC has begun asking clients of fund managers to provide diversity data, but has not been very successful.

“The challenge we’ve had is that it’s hard to get the data,” Ms. Heier said. “We are still fighting to get asset management companies to disclose this data.”

Ms Heier added that there is “still a lot of fear and a lot of uncertainty on the part of the asset management industry to release this data because they don’t know how it’s going to be used. Naturally, the consultants will create a baseline with that, I think that’s the presumption. And we’re already looking at metrics of what’s good and bad. I think companies are very scared to provide that data.

She noted that fund managers are now reaching out to consultants “at a faster rate than in the past to engage one-on-one to discuss their diversity practices. They know we want to hear this information, so they respond, but with each consulting firm on an individual basis.”

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Rosseti Center: Alexander Gusev and Igor Makovskiy to create an automated data collection and analysis system to solve a number of regional problems in the Voronezh region https://neoagent.net/rosseti-center-alexander-gusev-and-igor-makovskiy-to-create-an-automated-data-collection-and-analysis-system-to-solve-a-number-of-regional-problems-in-the-voronezh-region/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 08:12:22 +0000 https://neoagent.net/rosseti-center-alexander-gusev-and-igor-makovskiy-to-create-an-automated-data-collection-and-analysis-system-to-solve-a-number-of-regional-problems-in-the-voronezh-region/ November 10, 2022 Voronezh Region Governor Alexander Gusev and General Director of Rosseti Center, PJSC and Rosseti Center and Volga Region, PJSC Igor Makovskiy held a working meeting. The head of energy companies reported to the head of the region that the Minister of Energy had decided the day before that the Voronezhenergo branch would […]]]>
November 10, 2022

Voronezh Region Governor Alexander Gusev and General Director of Rosseti Center, PJSC and Rosseti Center and Volga Region, PJSC Igor Makovskiy held a working meeting.

The head of energy companies reported to the head of the region that the Minister of Energy had decided the day before that the Voronezhenergo branch would receive a certificate of readiness for the autumn-winter period with the highest score.

In turn, the governor of the Voronezh region noted that high-level power engineers ensure the reliability of energy supply, quickly solve all emerging problems, and also implement the investment program by understanding the needs of the region.

Please remember that in a mid-September meeting of chiefs at the Main Business Analysis Center, the Governor noted that the technologies used by the energy company would be useful in obtaining timely, accurate and reliable information, on the basis of which decisions would be made on the effective allocation and direction of resources in the interests of the residents of the region. The work in this direction was consolidated today at the meeting by an agreement on the interaction of the Company with the Government of the subject on the implementation of the services of the Regional Center for Situation and Analysis.

“The Voronezhenergo branch is one of the most powerful in the service area of ​​​​enterprises, therefore we are implementing ambitious and large-scale projects at its facilities. The Regional Situation and Analysis Center will become a decision-making tool and a modern platform to fully exploit the potential of the Voronezh region”, underlined Igor Makovskiy.

“A new stage in our interaction is an automated analysis system. We are ready to further cooperate, combine available information resources so that this promising project can be implemented in a short time and start working for the benefit residents,” said Alexander Gusev.

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Ares Management selects Novata to support ESG data collection https://neoagent.net/ares-management-selects-novata-to-support-esg-data-collection/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://neoagent.net/ares-management-selects-novata-to-support-esg-data-collection/ NEW YORK & LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Novata, the leading ESG data management platform designed for private markets, today announced that certain Ares Management (“Ares”) direct lending strategies have contracted with Novata for certain services support for ESG measurement and analysis. Novata provides clients with a clear on-ramp to select ESG metrics, simple data collection, and data insights […]]]>

NEW YORK & LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Novata, the leading ESG data management platform designed for private markets, today announced that certain Ares Management (“Ares”) direct lending strategies have contracted with Novata for certain services support for ESG measurement and analysis. Novata provides clients with a clear on-ramp to select ESG metrics, simple data collection, and data insights and analytics tools to inform investment decisions. Novata is a public benefit corporation formed by the Ford Foundation, Hamilton Lane, S&P Global, Omidyar Network and more than a dozen private equity firms and pension funds.

“Ares is aligned with Novata in our mission to advance ESG data collection in private markets,” said Alex Friedman, CEO and co-founder of Novata. “We look forward to supporting them on their ESG data collection journey as they seek to offer their clients enhanced tracking against their sustainability goals.”

“As a leader in direct lending, we believe in the importance of setting a strong standard for measurement and transparency as we further integrate ESG practices into our investment portfolios,” said Adam Heltzer, ESG Lead at Ares. “We are proud to be supported by Novata as we continue to evolve our approach to ESG data collection and reporting.”

With market participants’ continued focus on increasing data transparency, Novata’s platform, designed by the GP community, is the simple first step for private equity and credit firms looking to tackle ESG data collection.

Since launching Novata’s platform in April, Novata has also welcomed a range of private equity and credit firms to the General Partner Advisory Committee (GPAC) and has seen significant global demand for its data management platform. ESG.

To learn more about Novata and its ESG data management platform, visit www.novata.com.

About Novata

Novata is a public benefit corporation created to enable private markets to achieve a more sustainable and inclusive form of capitalism. Novata helps private equity firms and private companies more easily navigate the complex ESG landscape by providing a technology platform that simplifies the process of selecting reporting metrics, provides clear and simple guidance for data collection painlessly, hosts a state-of-the-art secure contributory database to store data, and offers unique tools for analysis and transparent reporting to key stakeholders, including sponsors and regulators. Novata was created as a partnership between the Ford Foundation, S&P Global, Hamilton Lane and Omidyar Network and is majority controlled by mission-driven organizations and its employees. For more information, please visit https://www.novata.com/.

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About Ares Management Corporation

Ares Management Corporation (NYSE: ARES) is a leading global alternative investment manager providing clients with complementary primary and secondary investment solutions across the asset classes of credit, private equity, real estate and infrastructure. We seek to provide flexible capital to support businesses and create value for our stakeholders and within our communities. By collaborating across our investment groups, we aim to generate consistent and attractive investment returns throughout market cycles. As of September 30, 2022, Ares Management Corporation’s global platform had approximately $341 billion in assets under management, with approximately 2,500 employees operating in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. For more information, please visit www.aresmgmt.com.

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High Growth Automotive Data Collection Systems Market by ABB, AstroNova, Spectral Dynamics https://neoagent.net/high-growth-automotive-data-collection-systems-market-by-abb-astronova-spectral-dynamics/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 14:06:30 +0000 https://neoagent.net/high-growth-automotive-data-collection-systems-market-by-abb-astronova-spectral-dynamics/ California (USA) – Automotive Data Collection System market research is an intelligence report with meticulous efforts to study the correct and valuable information. The data that has been examined is made considering the top existing players and upcoming competitors. The business strategies of key players and new industries entering the market are studied in detail. […]]]>

California (USA) – Automotive Data Collection System market research is an intelligence report with meticulous efforts to study the correct and valuable information. The data that has been examined is made considering the top existing players and upcoming competitors. The business strategies of key players and new industries entering the market are studied in detail. A well-explained SWOT analysis, revenue share and contact information are shared in this report analysis.

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Some of the major companies influencing this market include:

ABB, AstroNova, Spectral Dynamics, Inc, Contec Americas Inc, Alion Science & Technology, Copa-Data USA Corp, Freedom Controls LLC, Froude Hofmann, Campbell Scientific, Inc, TECAT Performance Systems, AVL North America, Inc, AWS, Resato North America LLC, Mustang Dynamometer, Toyota, Validyne Engineering Sales Corp, Dewetron, Inc.

Various factors are responsible for the growth trajectory of the market, which are studied extensively in the report. In addition, the report lists down the restraints that pose a threat to the global Automotive Data Collection System market. This report consolidates primary and secondary research, which provides market size, share, dynamics and forecasts for various segments and sub-segments considering macro and micro environmental factors. It also assesses the bargaining power of suppliers and buyers, the threat of new entrants and product substitutes, and the degree of competition prevailing in the market.

Global Automotive Data Collection System Market Segmentation:

Market Segmentation: By Type

Portable
Fixed

Market Segmentation: By Application

Passenger car
commercial vehicle

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Historical data 2016– 2021
Forecast period 2022 – 2029
Quantitative units Revenue in USD Million and CAGR from 2022 to 2029
Segments Covered Types, applications, end users, and more.
Report cover Revenue Forecast, Business Ranking, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors and Trends
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  • What are the upcoming business opportunities and constraints?
  • Which region will dominate the global Automotive Data Collection System market share?

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Global Automotive Data Collection System Market Research Report 2022-2029

Chapter 1 Automotive Data Collection System Market Overview

Chapter 2 Global Economic Impact on Industry

Chapter 3 Global Market Competition by Manufacturers

Chapter 4 Global Production, Revenue (Value) by Region

Chapter 5 Global Supply (Production), Consumption, Export, Import by Regions

Chapter 6 Global Production, Revenue (Value), Price Trend by Type

Chapter 7 Global Market Analysis by Application

Chapter 8 Manufacturing Cost Analysis

Chapter 9 Industrial Chain, Sourcing Strategy and Downstream Buyers

Chapter 10 Marketing Strategy Analysis, Distributors/Traders

Chapter 11 Market Effect Factors Analysis

Chapter 12 Global Automotive Data Collection System Market Forecast

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Wikidata, giant of hidden data: the largest collection of collaborative data in the world is ten years old https://neoagent.net/wikidata-giant-of-hidden-data-the-largest-collection-of-collaborative-data-in-the-world-is-ten-years-old/ Thu, 27 Oct 2022 11:25:00 +0000 https://neoagent.net/wikidata-giant-of-hidden-data-the-largest-collection-of-collaborative-data-in-the-world-is-ten-years-old/ BERLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The fact that the knowledge base has now been in existence for ten years is an international achievement with its roots in Germany. In 2012, Wikimedia Deutschland started developing the knowledge base, which currently contains 100 million articles and is an indispensable interface for many institutions and projects, including the online encyclopedia Wikipedia. Not […]]]>

BERLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The fact that the knowledge base has now been in existence for ten years is an international achievement with its roots in Germany. In 2012, Wikimedia Deutschland started developing the knowledge base, which currently contains 100 million articles and is an indispensable interface for many institutions and projects, including the online encyclopedia Wikipedia. Not least is Wikidata’s success thanks to a community of over 12,000 active volunteers who continually revise and add data.

Wikidata has significant advantages for Wikipedia. The data stored there – the birth dates of famous people as well as the population figures of cities, the exhibition site of a painting, and much more – can be integrated into Wikipedia articles. A centralized update of this data in Wikidata also changes the data of all linked articles. It is also easier to connect structured, machine-readable data with other programs, applications, or AI applications. Other projects and institutions also use Wikidata, including museums, libraries, scientific institutions, start-ups and several technology companies.

Franziska Heine, Executive Director of Wikimedia Deutschland: “Data can enrich our lives – provided it is available in an open, linked and machine-readable format. Wikidata has the web’s most compelling offering in this context, as the knowledge base is nurtured by its international community of thousands of volunteers. Over the next ten years, we want to continue to work together to ensure that the technology we use every day is built on an open foundation accessible to everyone, where everyone can contribute. This is the only way to sustainably offer access to free knowledge for all over the long term.

The Wikimedia Deutschland development team is currently working on various projects to continue supporting Wikidata in the future. To achieve this, additional efforts in the area of ​​data quality are crucial. Additionally, we are working to make Wikidata data more accessible to programmers in order to continue to support many new programs, applications, and services based on Wikidata data in the years to come.

Wikidata: https://www.wikidata.org

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Senator asks Mark Zuckerberg about Meta’s health data collection policies https://neoagent.net/senator-asks-mark-zuckerberg-about-metas-health-data-collection-policies/ Fri, 21 Oct 2022 14:01:49 +0000 https://neoagent.net/senator-asks-mark-zuckerberg-about-metas-health-data-collection-policies/ U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner, D-Va., raised concerns this week about the tracking and collection of patient health data by Facebook parent company Meta. WHY IS IT IMPORTANTIn an Oct. 20 letter sent to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Senator Warner posed a series of questions about patient privacy and the company’s collection practices. Specifically, Warner […]]]>

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner, D-Va., raised concerns this week about the tracking and collection of patient health data by Facebook parent company Meta.

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT
In an Oct. 20 letter sent to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Senator Warner posed a series of questions about patient privacy and the company’s collection practices.

Specifically, Warner said he was concerned about a particular small piece of code that has raised concerns in recent months for use in health websites and apps.

“I am writing to you today to express my concern over Meta’s collection of sensitive health information through the Meta Pixel tracking tool without user consent,” Warner wrote.

“As you know, I have long worked to protect user privacy and increase transparency about how user data is collected and shared,” he said. “This mission is more urgent than ever as the past two years have shown us the importance of health technology, with many relying on electronic health records, online appointment booking and virtual patient portals. patients to receive care during the pandemic.

Warner clarified its concerns over recent allegations that healthcare consumer data collected by Meta Pixel aided in the deployment of user-targeted advertisements on Meta’s platforms.

“Use of the Meta Pixel is widespread, as the tool was installed in the systems of 33 of the nation’s top 100 hospitals and inside the patient portals of seven health systems at the time of the survey,” said Warner said.

“It’s critical that technology companies like Meta take their role in protecting users’ health data seriously,” he said. “Without meaningful action, I fear that these persistent privacy violations and harmful uses of health data will become the new status quo in healthcare and public health.”

As such, the senator asked Zuckerberg to answer seven questions before November 3:

  • What information does Meta access or receive directly from Meta Pixel, currently or previously?

  • How does Meta store the information received via the Meta Pixel?

  • Has the information Meta received from the Meta Pixel ever been used to inform targeted advertisements on Meta’s platforms?

  • How does Meta handle sensitive information it receives from third parties that violate its business guidelines?

  • What steps does Meta take to protect sensitive health information, especially with third-party vendors? Since The Markup’s report was published in June, what additional steps have been taken?

  • According to the report released last year by the New York State Department of Financial Services, Meta said the screening system “is not yet working with full accuracy.” What improvements have been made to make the filtering system more efficient? How does Meta test and evaluate the filtering system’s ability to identify sensitive health information?

  • Where required by law, does Meta always comply with all notice requirements when the Meta Pixel processes or transmits protected information, in the manner and within the time required by such laws?

THE GREAT TREND
Senator Warner’s letter comes the same week as news of a potential data breach at Illinois and Wisconsin-based Advocate Aurora Health that allegedly involved pixel tracking technology. The breach could affect up to 3 million people.

“We have learned that pixels or similar technologies installed on our patient portals available through the MyChart and LiveWell websites and apps, as well as on some of our scheduling widgets, transmit certain patient information to third-party vendors who provide us with pixel technology,” Aurora Attorney officials said in a data breach notice.

They told patients that different users may have been affected in different ways, depending on “their choice of browser; the configuration of their browsers; their blocking, deletion or use of cookies; whether they have Facebook or Google accounts; whether they were logged into Facebook or Google; and the specific actions performed on the platform by the user.”

In response, the health system “disabled and/or removed pixels from our platforms and launched an internal investigation to better understand what patient information was passed to our vendors.”

Warner has prioritized patient protections around user data and privacy, and introduced bipartisan legislation on Capitol Hill, the 2019 DASHBOARD Act, which aims to increase transparency around data collection.

Other bills he has co-sponsored include the DETOUR Act of 2021, which would ban companies such as Meta from using “dark patterns” to manipulate users into sharing their data.

And the Public Health Emergency Privacy Act of 2021 would strengthen data security safeguards and rights around contact tracing, home testing, online appointment booking, and more.

REGISTRATION
“I am disturbed by the recent revelation that the Meta Pixel was installed on a number of hospital websites – including password-protected patient portals – and the sending of sensitive health information to Meta when a patient made an appointment online,” Senator Warner wrote.

“This data included highly personal health data, including patients’ medical conditions, appointment subjects, doctors’ names, email addresses, phone numbers, IP addresses and other details. on patients’ medical appointments.”

In a new era of telehealth and virtual care, patient-generated health data, digital therapies and other consumer-driven innovations, these concerns are very real, he said.

“As we increasingly move healthcare online, we need to ensure that strong safeguards are in place around the use of these technologies to protect sensitive healthcare information,” Warner said.

Twitter: @MikeMilliardHITN
Email the author: mike.miliard@himssmedia.com

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Police seek candidates for ‘race-based data collection’ advisory group https://neoagent.net/police-seek-candidates-for-race-based-data-collection-advisory-group/ Fri, 21 Oct 2022 11:00:00 +0000 https://neoagent.net/police-seek-candidates-for-race-based-data-collection-advisory-group/ The advisory group will be comprised of adults and youth from the community with lived experience and diverse historical knowledge of Waterloo Region Regional police will look to the community when they begin accepting applications for an advisory group, as part of their race-based data collection strategy. The Waterloo Regional Police Service aims to select […]]]>

The advisory group will be comprised of adults and youth from the community with lived experience and diverse historical knowledge of Waterloo Region

Regional police will look to the community when they begin accepting applications for an advisory group, as part of their race-based data collection strategy.

The Waterloo Regional Police Service aims to select the group by the end of the year so they can begin a public consultation on race-based police data collection.

Amanda Williams, data analyst for equity, diversity and inclusion, WRPS Strategic Services Branch, said the group will help build community trust and monitor the success of the strategy.

“We hope that if we do this engagement well, community members will feel comfortable enough to approach the race-based data collection strategy team with their ideas for best practices,” Williams said during of Wednesday’s police services board meeting.

“We are looking for candidates who can identify issues and solutions to issues relevant to their community so that we can begin to effect change and move policing forward.”

Williams said they welcome all applicants who can critique police service delivery while identifying solutions to these issues.

The advisory group will be comprised of adults and youth from the community with lived experience and diverse historical knowledge of Waterloo Region.

In January, WRPS entered into a three-year university partnership to support the service’s implementation of a race-based data collection strategy.

It is intended to “produce concrete actions and accountability mechanisms to address systemic racism and discrimination and continue to inform the evolution of goals and objectives achieved at the WRPS.”

The Race-Based Data Collection Strategy collects, reviews, separates and sorts race-based data to help identify racial and related disparities in police-civilian interactions. The goal is to help eliminate systemic racism in the delivery of policing.

The goal is also to promote transparency and accountability, and to build confidence among Black and other racialized and Indigenous communities in policing in Waterloo Region.

This involves working with WRPS members, community members and the law enforcement community to better understand the context behind the data.

The call for applications for the Community Advisory Group will take place in November and will close after four weeks.

Board member Ian McLean said the search for candidates should reach a wide audience.

“I think it’s important to spread this widely and not just in the WRPS area because that way we can get a more thoughtful and diverse group to choose from. It really is a community project,” said McLean.

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Treasury Department proposes climate data collection rule for insurers https://neoagent.net/treasury-department-proposes-climate-data-collection-rule-for-insurers/ Tue, 18 Oct 2022 23:05:19 +0000 https://neoagent.net/treasury-department-proposes-climate-data-collection-rule-for-insurers/ The Treasury Department has announced that it is proposing a new rule that would collect weather risk data from home insurance companies. The proposed changes, which were published in a Federal Register notice on Oct. 18, require P&C insurers to provide climate change risk data, to better prepare financial regulations for global warming. The Federal […]]]>

The Treasury Department has announced that it is proposing a new rule that would collect weather risk data from home insurance companies.

The proposed changes, which were published in a Federal Register notice on Oct. 18, require P&C insurers to provide climate change risk data, to better prepare financial regulations for global warming.

The Federal Insurance Office, part of the Treasury, said it was seeking public comment on the proposal.

The new program will collect contemporary and historical home insurance underwriting data using postal code level data.

This would give the government’s insurance office “consistent, granular and comparable insurance data needed to help assess the potential for major disruptions to private insurance coverage in areas of the country that are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of change. climatic”.

The Treasury says the data would help it assess both the availability and affordability of home insurance for citizens in parts of the country vulnerable to disruptions from climate change.

Climate Change Regulations and Hurricane Season Risks

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has pushed financial regulators to regularly incorporate climate change risks into their assessments, after President Joe Biden signed an executive order in May 2021 calling for studies of climate-related financial risks .

Yellen also demanded that insurance companies now increase disclosure of climate risks to investors.

“Today’s action by the Federal Insurance Office is an important step in determining how Americans are affected by the growing costs of climate change,” Yellen said in a statement.

“The recent impacts of Hurricane Ian in Florida demonstrate the critical nature of this work and the need for a better understanding of vulnerabilities in the U.S. insurance market.”

The department’s decision comes weeks after Hurricane Ian tore through Florida’s west coast, causing damage estimated between $28 billion and $47 billion, according to proprietary data and analytics firm CoreLogic.

Property insurers have projected financial losses of up to billions of dollars in uninsured and insured costs due to the hurricane.

Universal Insurance Holdings, which is based in Florida, predicted a gross loss of nearly $1 billion from Hurricane Ian, which will be partially covered by its reinsurance program, according to Reuters.

The Federal Reserve announced in September that six of the largest U.S. financial services institutions would join a pilot climate risk analysis exercise, set to run through 2023, similar to a program organized by its European counterparts.

The Fed’s analysis will examine the impact of different hypothetical climate scenarios on the banking sector.

The Securities and Exchange Commission also requires companies listed on Wall Street to disclose climate risk reports regarding their impact on greenhouse gas emissions.

Reuters contributed to this report.

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Bryan S. Jung is a New York native and resident with a background in politics and the legal industry. He graduated from Binghamton University.

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