With blockchain, what comes first, opportunity or threat?

First published on betterworkingworld.ey.com Blockchain is more than just a data security protocol — it could transform the way industries and individuals do business Blockchain and the proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT) presents an important opportunity to revolutionize supply chains, payments and revenue streams. But there are several unknowns and a number of … More With blockchain, what comes first, opportunity or threat?

Just because the law allows you to use data in a particular way, should you?

Excerpt from EY report, Data ethics: digital dilemmas for the 21st century board. Just over 10 years since the phrase ‘data is the new oil’ (Clive Humby, 2006) was coined, the oil rush is gaining momentum. Companies are competing to create new markets and business models enabled by this rise in data, and unearth fresh … More Just because the law allows you to use data in a particular way, should you?

Incident response: Preparing for and responding to a cyber attack

It’s not a crime to be attacked; you can’t stop being a target. It’s not a crime even to be breached; threats come from many directions and are highly sophisticated. The real problem is not realizing you’ve been breached, and failing to react in a planned and coordinated manner. As many organizations have learned – … More Incident response: Preparing for and responding to a cyber attack

EY Global Information Security Survey 2016-17: cyber resilience – regulatory and legal considerations

Excerpt taken from EY’s 19th Global Information Security Survey 2016-17, Path to cyber resilience: Sense, resist, react. Threats of all kinds continue to evolve, and today’s organizations find that the threat landscape changes and presents new challenges every day. Organizations have learned over decades to defend themselves and respond better, moving from very basic level … More EY Global Information Security Survey 2016-17: cyber resilience – regulatory and legal considerations

Blockchain: five profound legal impacts

By Cornelius Grossmann, EY Global Law Leader The advent of blockchain technology not only has the potential to disrupt entire industries, but raises legal questions that present both risks and opportunities. The pace of disruption and advent of innovative technologies is accelerating and has already triggered a seismic shift across industries. Responding to this disruption … More Blockchain: five profound legal impacts

Digital supply chain: it’s all about that data

The volume of data is skyrocketing as diverse data sources, processes and systems show unprecedented growth. Companies are trying to capture and store everything, without first establishing the data’s business utility. The fact is, technology is enabling this proliferating data complexity — continuing to ignore the need for an enterprise data strategy and information management … More Digital supply chain: it’s all about that data

When is privacy not something to keep quiet about? New EU privacy rules are on the way

Technology advancements have fundamentally altered how organizations collect, use and manage data. In light of this, in 2012 the European Commission embarked on a process to both update, simplify and bolster privacy regulations, and allow EU residents to resume control over their personal data. The culmination of these efforts is the General Data Protection Regulation … More When is privacy not something to keep quiet about? New EU privacy rules are on the way

Internet of Things: the possibilities and legal risk in media & entertainment

The Internet of Things (IoT) describes the connection of devices — any devices — to the Internet using embedded, software and sensors to communicate, collect and exchange data with one another. With IoT, the world is wide open, offering a virtually endless array of opportunities and connections at home, at work or at play. However, … More Internet of Things: the possibilities and legal risk in media & entertainment

Privacy trends 2016: can privacy really be protected anymore?

As a concept, privacy, and the need to protect it, has been around for decades. Yet the programs and governance structures in place to turn the concept of privacy protection into reality remain, if not in their infancy, then certainly in their adolescence. In EY’s Global Information Security Survey (GISS) 2015 privacy questionnaire, 38% of … More Privacy trends 2016: can privacy really be protected anymore?