Social issues

Christine Lagarde: Interview with Challenges

Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 12:05am

Do you think that this revolutionary process is now a reality in most of the major institutions, businesses and governments?

Key Points: 
  • Do you think that this revolutionary process is now a reality in most of the major institutions, businesses and governments?
  • Gender inequality still exists in terms of access to the job market and the pay gap.
  • Women are working more and more but are still under-represented in management positions in both the private and public sectors.
  • The coronavirus crisis has made the situation worse for women.
  • Women make up almost 70% of the healthcare workforce; they are at greater risk from a health perspective.
  • During lockdown, they have been active on all fronts, forced to work while caring for their children, not to mention coping with the threat of domestic violence.
  • As in every economic crisis, they are at greater risk of losing their jobs or of having their wages cut.
  • It is a long-term process that requires vigilance at all times from every segment of society.
  • Having long worked with (predominantly) male teams, do you see a change in mens attitudes to women accessing top jobs?

Data protection guidance for collecting customer information

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 10:00pm

The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has published data protection guidance for organisations mandated to collect customer and visitor information.

Key Points: 
  • The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has published data protection guidance for organisations mandated to collect customer and visitor information.
  • The Scottish and Welsh governments have also mandated certain organisations to ask for customer and visitor information.
  • The ICO has developed clear examples and case studies that organisations can use to ensure they are collecting customer information securely and complying with data protection law.
  • Ian Hulme, ICOs Director of Assurance, said:

    Kate Nicholls, CEO of UKHospitality, said:

    The ICO is here to help please visit our data protection and coronavirus information hub for advice.

Luxury Car Coachbuilding Market- Roadmap for Recovery from COVID-19 | Rapid Development Of Electrified Luxury Vehicles to boost the Market Growth | Technavio

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 9:00pm

The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

Key Points: 
  • The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.
  • Increasing demand for custom, hand-built limited-edition luxury vehicles and classic cars is a major trend driving the growth of the market.
  • The rapid development of electrified luxury vehicles is one of the major factors driving the market.
  • The luxury car coachbuilding market report covers the following areas:
    This study identifies increasing demand for custom, hand-built limited-edition luxury vehicles and classic cars as one of the prime reasons driving the Luxury Car Coachbuilding Market growth during the next few years.

The First National Model Student Data Privacy Agreement Launches

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 9:00pm

By Tyler Park Protections for student data privacy took an important step forward this summer when the Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC)released the first modelNational Data Privacy Agreement(NDPA) for school districts to use with their technology service providers.

Key Points: 
  • By Tyler Park Protections for student data privacy took an important step forward this summer when the Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC)released the first modelNational Data Privacy Agreement(NDPA) for school districts to use with their technology service providers.
  • Ever since education technology (edtech) emerged as a key tool in classrooms, both schools and edtech companies have struggled to create data privacy agreements (DPAs) that adequately protect student data and meet both schools and providers needs.
  • DPAs provide crucial protections for student data by limiting its use and sharing.
  • A key challenge in that process is that US federal student privacy law and manystate laws require specific contractual clauses or protections.
  • Data Privacy Agreements: Challenges for Schools and Edtech Companies Schools and districts typically use hundreds of companies to provide services every school year.
  • The privacy protections that each company must implement can vary based on the type and sensitivity of student data they hold and how it is collected, used, or shared.
  • Each DPA might require different levels of sharing, control, and protections regarding student data.
  • And few districts can hire teams of technologists and lawyers to understand and negotiate student data privacy with each of their service providers.
  • Ongoing Revision and Stakeholder Participation The SDPCs NDPA contains terms that align with most US state and federal student privacy laws.

Ms Ada CHUNG Took Office as the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong Kong

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 7:00pm

Ms Ada CHUNG Took Office as the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong Kong

Key Points: 
  • Ms Ada CHUNG Took Office as the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong Kong
    Ms Ada CHUNG Lai-ling took office on 4 September 2020 as the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong Kong, for a term of five years.
  • Ms Chung said, I am very honored, and privileged, to be appointed as the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data.
  • Together with my team, I would spare no effort in furthering our mission of protecting privacy in relation to personal data.
  • In order to enhance the protection of personal data, I trust that my office should be an enforcer, educator and facilitator of the protection of personal data privacy.

Government of Canada marks the first International Equal Pay Day and reappoints Canada's Pay Equity Commissioner

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 5:22pm

Canada is proud to be an active member of the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) and to have supported the adoption of the resolution proclaiming September 18th as International Equal Pay Day.

Key Points: 
  • Canada is proud to be an active member of the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) and to have supported the adoption of the resolution proclaiming September 18th as International Equal Pay Day.
  • To mark this day, the Minister of Labour Filomena Tassi, announced the reappointment of Karen Jensen as Canada's federal Pay Equity Commissioner.
  • With her reappointment, Ms. Jensen will continue the important preparatory work for the coming into force of the Pay Equity Act.
  • Once the Pay Equity Act is in force, Ms. Jensen will hold a subsequent appointment as Pay Equity Commissioner for a period of three years from that date.

Christine Lagarde: Interview with Challenges

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 4:08pm

Do you think that this revolutionary process is now a reality in most of the major institutions, businesses and governments?

Key Points: 
  • Do you think that this revolutionary process is now a reality in most of the major institutions, businesses and governments?
  • Gender inequality still exists in terms of access to the job market and the pay gap.
  • Women are working more and more but are still under-represented in management positions in both the private and public sectors.
  • The coronavirus crisis has made the situation worse for women.
  • Women make up almost 70% of the healthcare workforce; they are at greater risk from a health perspective.
  • During lockdown, they have been active on all fronts, forced to work while caring for their children, not to mention coping with the threat of domestic violence.
  • As in every economic crisis, they are at greater risk of losing their jobs or of having their wages cut.
  • It is a long-term process that requires vigilance at all times from every segment of society.
  • Having long worked with (predominantly) male teams, do you see a change in mens attitudes to women accessing top jobs?

Vietnam: Statement by the Spokesperson on two death sentences

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 4:08pm

The European Union is opposed to the use of capital punishment in all forms and under all circumstances, and consistently calls for its universal abolition.

Key Points: 
  • The European Union is opposed to the use of capital punishment in all forms and under all circumstances, and consistently calls for its universal abolition.
  • The death penalty is cruel and inhumane and its abolition is essential to protect every persons right to life.
  • There is a large and growing consensus in the world against the use of death penalty.
  • The EU urges Vietnam to adopt a moratorium on its use, as a first step towards abolition.

Secure Identity Alliance is Nominated for #GoodID Award

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 4:00pm

PARIS, Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Secure Identity Alliance (SIA), the global identity and secure digital services advisory body, is proud to announce that it has been nominated for a #GoodID Award in the category of Accountability.

Key Points: 
  • PARIS, Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Secure Identity Alliance (SIA), the global identity and secure digital services advisory body, is proud to announce that it has been nominated for a #GoodID Award in the category of Accountability.
  • For this year's inaugural awards, individuals and organizations have been nominated in one of three categories: Privacy, Security and Accountability.
  • Secure Identity Alliance is dedicated to supporting the provision of legal, trusted identity for all, and the development of inclusive digital services necessary for sustainable, worldwide economic growth and prosperity.
  • For more information on the Secure Identity Alliance, visit: www.secureidentityalliance.org .

Secure Identity Alliance is Nominated for #GoodID Award

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 4:00pm

PARIS, Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Secure Identity Alliance (SIA), the global identity and secure digital services advisory body, is proud to announce that it has been nominated for a #GoodID Award in the category of Accountability.

Key Points: 
  • PARIS, Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Secure Identity Alliance (SIA), the global identity and secure digital services advisory body, is proud to announce that it has been nominated for a #GoodID Award in the category of Accountability.
  • For this year's inaugural awards, individuals and organizations have been nominated in one of three categories: Privacy, Security and Accountability.
  • Secure Identity Alliance is dedicated to supporting the provision of legal, trusted identity for all, and the development of inclusive digital services necessary for sustainable, worldwide economic growth and prosperity.
  • For more information on the Secure Identity Alliance, visit: www.secureidentityalliance.org .