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  • Do Health Apps Threaten the Privacy of Sensitive Data?

    By Ross Campbell | Mar 20, 2017 | English

    The growing use of smartphone apps and wearable devices to generate personal health and lifestyle data poses a dilemma for privacy. While individuals have much to gain using apps to help them manage ongoing health concerns, including better understanding...

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  • Is the Sunshine State Becoming the Wildfire State?

    By Rick Hartmann | Mar 12, 2017 | English

    4,600. No, that is not the number of arrests during spring break in Fort Lauderdale. That is the number of wildfires Florida will now average in a given year resulting in nearly 110,000 acres of burned land.1 For many, Florida is known for its warm, sunny...

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  • Cyber Insurance - Mandatory Data Breach Notification in Australia

    By Nicholas Murphy | Mar 07, 2017 | English

    The long debate about mandatory notification of a data breach in Australia is now over. On 13 February 2017 the Australian Federal Parliament passed the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016, which will next be converted to an Act of...

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  • Exercise and Mortality - How Many Steps Translate Into Longer Life?

    By Ross Campbell | Mar 06, 2017 | English

    Fitness trackers can be a convenient way to monitor the number of steps taken every day. Some insurers have even started using them as a proxy for good health, selling life cover to people who are already fit and who track their steps. They may even reward...

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