Lawmakers, businesses at loggerheads over regulation of anonymized data

first_img“That’s the main objective of this bill. Not regulating it means the bill would be totally different from what we’re expecting,” he said.The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) considers pseudonymous or encrypted data as a part of personal data as it can be used to re-identify a person.However, personal data that has been rendered anonymous in such a way that the individual is not or no longer identifiable is no longer considered personal data, and for data to be truly anonymized, the anonymization must be irreversible.The House aims to complete deliberation on the bill by October 2020.In addition to data pseudonymization and anonymization, several issues remain up for debate. Critics have warned of the potential for abuse of power due to the unequal sanctions for personal data misuse conducted by the government, private sector and the public.The bill also does not include clear provisions on the establishment of an independent data protection authority to monitor and analyze the use of personal data in the proposed bill.Topics : Lawmakers questioned the businesses’ arguments for excluding anonymized data from the bill, saying that companies should get the data holders’ permission to use it in creating behavioral profiles.”We understand the businesses’ concern, but for me, whatever the purposes are, they should have the owner’s consent,” Charles Honoris of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) said.Fellow PDI-P lawmaker Bobby Adhityo Rizaldi agreed, saying one of the bill’s objectives was to regulate encrypted and anonymized behavioral data as well as administrative data. Budi Sampurna of the PERSI echoed Bima’s sentiments, saying that hospitals normally classed anonymized behavioral data of their patients as non-personal data.He added that all patient personal data should be considered confidential, which could not be transmitted or opened without the patient’s consent, except in certain circumstances.center_img Businesses that manage large quantities of the public’s data have asked the House of Representatives not to regulate anonymized data in the personal data protection bill, saying that it could hamper their business development.The businesses — grouped under the Indonesian Hospital Association (PERSI), Indonesian E-Commerce Association (iDEA), the Association of Indonesian Financial Technology (Aftech) and the US-ASEAN Business Council (USABC) — expressed their concerns in a hearing about the bill with House Commission I overseeing defense, foreign affairs, information and intelligence on Monday.”We must distinguish aggregate data and individual data. Aggregate data is unidentified, unlike individual data. Unidentified data should be excluded from this regulation,” Bima Laga of the IdeA said.last_img read more

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Agreement Signed for Development of Fujairah Port

first_imgAbu Dhabi Ports and the Port of Fujairah have signed a 35 year concession agreement to develop, manage and operate the Fujairah facility, reports the Emirates News Agency.The agreement was signed Monday, June 19, by Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports and Captain Mousa Murad, General Manager of Port of Fujairah.As part of the agreement, the two parties have announced the establishment of “Fujairah Terminals”, a new operational arm wholly owned by Abu Dhabi Ports.Through the establishment of “Fujairah Terminals”, the agreement will grant Abu Dhabi Ports the exclusivity to enhance existing infrastructure in addition to managing all Container, General Cargo, RoRo and Cruise Ships in the port. It further extends this exclusivity throughout the emirate of Fujairah for Container business.The agreement also includes deepening of berths to enable the port, which already serves clients and companies in the entire Gulf Region, Indian Ocean and Indian Subcontinent, to cater to larger vessels. Development includes deepening of berths to -16.5 meters to allow bigger vessels to come to the Port of Fujairah, building an approximate 300,000 sqm yard of storage space, as well as an additional 1km quay to accommodate the expected growth in the number of ships arriving to the port, increasing shipping operations in the process.Abu Dhabi Ports will also work on equipping Fujairah Ports with new and advanced equipment such as STS post panama quay cranes, RTG’s as well as new IT systems, bringing efficiency to operations and better equipping it to meet the needs of global shipping companies and service operators in line with the highest international standards.The development of berths and yards is set to begin in 2018. The port will remain operational during this time to service existing and new clients. Additional capacity and new quay cranes will begin operations in 2021, including the post panama quay cranes.last_img read more

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Platt backing for Zabaleta

first_imgManchester City assistant manager David Platt insists there is no better right-back in the Premier League than Pablo Zabaleta. The popular Argentina star has been the model of consistency in a season of fluctuating fortunes for City this term. Cheekily, Platt responded to the comparison with Denis Irwin, whom Sir Alex Ferguson said gave him an eight-out-of-10 performance every week by claiming Zabaleta deserved eight-and-a-half this season. “There hasn’t been a better right-back this season,” said Platt. Press Associationcenter_img “You can’t have 11 masterchefs. All sorts of things go into producing a performance and Pablo’s reliability to produce very high level performances is a welcome thing. There is no worry whatsoever that he can’t cope. “Often we get David Silva and Samir Nasri roaming infield. Invariably, that means our full-backs are exposed one versus one. They never complain because they have belief in their own ability. You must have full-backs who are willing to accept that.” Zabaleta is very much like Irwin in his refusal to be swept along by all the plaudits. For the former Espanyol man, the team is the important thing, which is probably why he shifts around so uncomfortably when informed what Platt has said. “I am really happy people are saying good things but I am just working hard and doing my best for the team,” he said. “Probably this season has been one of my best since I signed for Manchester City. I have been a regular player. To do that I have had to step up my game. “But always when you have good players around you it makes you a better player and when I look at the team, I see fantastic players. I don’t really like to just talk about my situation, though. I always think about the whole team. I just want to do my job.” A top-two finish, something City have achieved only seven times in their history, and an FA Cup win over Wigan at Wembley on May 11 would, in Zabaleta’s eyes, represent a season of success. “Now the title has gone, we have an important game at Wembley,” said Zabaleta. “It is important to keep winning trophies and the FA Cup is massive in England. We need to keep the momentum, keep focused and concentrate.” last_img read more

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