Daily Report: Another Round in the Privacy vs. Security Debate, This Time With the Signal App – The New York Times


What Signal experienced is likely to set off more criticism over whether tech companies should help law enforcement by providing user data — and whether they should even talk about it. Brace yourselves. Source: Daily Report: Another Round in the Privacy vs. Security Debate, This Time With the Signal App – The New York Times

Q&A: Lufthansa CIO Roland Schütz on Digital Transformation in the Skies – CIO Journal. – WSJ


Deutsche Lufthansa AG is undergoing rapid digital transformation, in part to better leverage an influx of passenger data from smartphones and other devices via the Internet of Things, according to the airline’s chief information officer, Roland Schütz. Source: Q&A: Lufthansa CIO Roland Schütz on Digital Transformation in the Skies – CIO Journal. – WSJ

French Look at Online Ad Dominance Enjoyed by Google, Facebook – WSJ


The probe highlights the growing interest by European antitrust regulators in the role played by big Internet companies and the large sets of personal data they collect about individuals. Germany’s competition authority earlier this year opened a probe into whether Facebook abuses its dominance as a social network to get users to give up personal…

Why Barclays Sees Banking’s Future as an Information Business | American Banker


A key component of Barclays’ new business line is to take the lead on the roughly $1.6 trillion-asset bank’s digital identity initiatives. The U.K. government launched a digital identity project last year called Gov.UK Verify where British citizens can log in and access government services and websites using any of eight approved digital identity providers.…

Philippine Companies Use Social Media and Email to Determine Credit


When 70% of your population doesn’t have a bank account and only 4% has a credit card, determining credit worthiness can be challenging, but 122 million mobile phones for 101 million people provides an alternative data source. About 70% of Filipinos don’t have a bank account and just 4% of the population has a credit…

Promontory Colleague Cited in Time Cover Story


My colleague, Kenesa Ahmad, is cited in this week’s Time cover story about the Apple encryption issue. Kenesa co-authored the law review article that coined the term “golden age of surveillance”. Time Cover Story: http://time.com/magazine/us/4262476/march-28th-2016-vol-187-no-11-u-s/ Law Review Article: http://stlr.org/volumes/volume-xiii-2011-2012/encryption-and-globalization/