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Data Protection Commission celebrates ‘Data Protection and Privacy Day’ January 28

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Data Protection Commission celebrates ‘Data Protection and Privacy Day’ January 28

Data Protection Commission celebrates ‘Data Protection and Privacy Day’ January 28

The Data Protection Commission (DPC) is set to join the world to celebrate Data Protection and Privacy Day under the theme “A New Chapter in Enforcing Accountability and Empowering Data Subjects.”

The week-long celebration which begins on January 28, 2019 will be marked with series of national activities to educate citizens about the importance of keeping personal data safe.

The activities include the launch of the National Youth Sensitization program and interactive Radio and TV program.

The National Youth Sensitization program according to the DPC in a press release, will focus on regional sensitization events in selected schools in the Western, Northern, and Ashanti regions to educate the digitally savvy youth about privacy and data protection Rights and empower them.

On February 6, 2019, the DPC will officially open a new Data Commission Office to unveil a new brand identity and also launch the 2019 work plan and National Awareness Campaign through youth sensitization.

Read the full statement below

Data Protection Commission (DPC) celebrates Data Protection and Privacy Day on 28th January and Data Protection Week commencing 28th January

Source: ghanaweb.com

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KNUST students build robot that repels mosquitoes

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KNUST students build robot that repels mosquitoes

KNUST students build robot that repels mosquitoes

Each year, countries around the world – Africa, specifically, spend huge sums of money on mosquito control programmes and mosquito bite treatment.

Amid several interventions meant to eliminate the deadly insect, there are concerns about the chemicals’ toxins that are released into the environment.

There are even suggestions totally getting rid of mosquitoes will create imbalance in nature.

So what allows them to live and come into our space but disable them from biting?

Well, Biomedical Engineering students of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology have a built a robotic mosquito repellent.

Second-year students, Joana Owusu-Appiah, Selinam Fiadjo and Daniella Asare call the robot ‘Anquito’, coined from ‘anti’ and ‘mosquito’.

“We realize there are so many measures to kill mosquitoes but we thought to ourselves, is it a problem of mosquitoes living or the fact that they’re in our space?

“Somebody is his room with mosquito coil and net but when there is light out, he goes out for fresh air and gets bitten.”

“What can we do for people who are outside their rooms and getting fresh air” they thought.

The robot, built with computer programming, emits ultrasonic sounds.

Ultrasound is not different from “normal” sound in its physical properties, except that humans cannot hear it. This limit varies from person to person and is approximately 20 kilohertz in healthy young adults. Ultrasound is used in many different fields, including detecting objects and measuring distance. Its imaging is often used in medicine.

Animals such as bats use ultrasound for locating prey and obstacles.

‘Anquito’ emits 38 kilohetz which is thought to ward off mosquitoes. It is equipped with sensors which stop and change direction after encountering an obstacle.

The students are working to create a miniature of the machine and employ artificial intelligence to make it smarter.

Source: Myjoyonline.com

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Google’s ethics board shut down

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Google’s ethics board shut down

An independent group set up to oversee Google’s artificial intelligence efforts, has been shut down less than a fortnight after it was launched.

The Advanced Technology External Advisory Council (ATEAC) was due to look at the ethics around AI, machine learning and facial recognition.

One member resigned and there were calls for another to be removed.

The debacle raises questions about whether firms should set up such bodies.

Google told the BBC: “It’s become clear that in the current environment, ATEAC can’t function as we wanted.

“So we’re ending the council and going back to the drawing board. We’ll continue to be responsible in our work on the important issues that AI raises, and will find different ways of getting outside opinions on these topics.”

There had been an outcry over the appointment of Kay Coles James, who is president of conservative thinktank The Heritage Foundation. Thousands of Google employees signed a petition calling for her removal, over what they described as “anti-trans, anti-LGBTQ and anti-immigrant” comments.

At the weekend, board member Prof Alessandro Acquisti resigned, tweeting: “While I’m devoted to research grappling with key ethical issues of fairness, rights and inclusion in AI, I don’t believe this is the right forum for me to engage in this important work.”

The panel had been announced at a conference at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and had planned to meet four times in 2019.

One of the eight members, Joanna Bryson, a professor from Bath University, expressed anger at Google’s decision to pull the plug.

She tweeted: “I thought there were enough smart people at Google that there must be some process for either communicating or improving decisions. But I was wrong, and the people who called me naive were right.”

Source: bbc.com

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Delta3 International partners IBM for maiden Africa InfoSec, IT leaders conference

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Delta3 International partners IBM for maiden Africa InfoSec, IT leaders conference

Delta3 International partners IBM for maiden Africa InfoSec, IT leaders conference

Delta3 International, a cybersecurity firm with operations in Europe and Africa, has signed a partnership with IBM, the global technology provider, for the upcoming Information Security (InfoSec) and IT Leaders Conference.

The conference, which comes off on March 28, at the Marriot Hotel, Accra from 8:30am to 4:30pm is under the theme Mitigating Cyber Risks through Effective Leadership and seeks to reposition information security as a key business enabler and also to share new knowledge in information technology and information security.

“We are pleased to announce our partnership with IBM for the forthcoming first Africa I.T InfoSec Leaders Conference. With IBM’s partnership, conference attendees or delegates will learn about the IBM Commercial Cyber Aptitude Test (CCAT) product.

Learn how the CCAT can help your organisation to identify talent suited to roles in cybersecurity. The CCAT will help give a snapshot of an employee suitability for roles within Cyber Security in your organization,” a statement from Delta3 International said.

Dele Aden, Managing Partner at Delta3 International, earlier in an interview said, the objective of the conference is to get leaders of businesses and various divisional leaders in businesses to have conversations on cybersecurity and how everyone can be prepared when something happens.

“What we are doing is getting the leaders of businesses together, IT leaders, information security leaders, risk, audit, business manager, and HR leaders together at the very first Africa InfoSec and IT leaders conference in March 28.

We are having thought leaders to deliver addresses from Europe and other Western nations, Asia and Africa who have experienced major attacks for only US$250 per delegate, which include coffee and buffet lunch breaks,” he said.

The conference will have breakout sessions on different issues and these groups will be focusing on how to move organisations forward so that more and more organisations will take cybersecurity seriously, take customer data seriously and understand the challenges coming down when it comes cybersecurity.

Topics to be discussed include Anatomy of Cyber Attack; Africa Cyber Security Landscape and Threat Trends 2019; Mitigating Cyber Threats Through Effective Leadership and BCP; Digital Transformation: From AI & IOT to CLOUD & Blockchain; Mitigating Cyber Threats Through Business Continuity Planning; HR Leadership – The Role of HR Mitigating Cyber Security Threats from within; and Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) What is it and what should it be?

With delegates expected from Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, UK, US, South Africa and other countries across the globe, speakers include Dr. Adrian Venables, from UK Defence Cyber School; Dele Aden, Managing Partner, Delta3 International; D. Nalon Kaine, Cyber Security Coordinator – Min of Telecom, Liberia; and Anita Wiafe-Asinor, HR Consultant & Managing Partner, OML Africa.

Other speakers are Komla Mike Etchi, Senior ICT Trainer and Keynote Speaker – Ghana; Kwame A. Opoku, Award-Winning Futurist, who will also be a Keynote Speaker; a Keynote Speaker from IBM, USA; and a Keynote Speaker from the Bank of Ghana.

Komla Mike Etchi, Senior ICT Trainer, in an interview, noted that since Delta3’s arrival in Ghana, the focus and emphasis have been on awareness creation about cybersecurity and so far, the message is getting home but more still needs to be done.

“The problem we have as a country is preparedness and compliance and we are still very far away. That is why we are getting all the industry heads in one room so we can discuss how we can best to protect ourselves.

We have been too countless organisations and they feel that they cannot be attacked but what we fail to realise is that the cyber world has no boundaries. Some guy in a basement somewhere in central Europe could be preying on vulnerabilities and attack. We have a task on our hands as to preparedness and compliance,” he said.

Source: Delta3 International

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