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Privacy and security issues in terms of ownership of data
Privacy and/or security
issues are inherent in large databases. Who owns the data about a particular
person: medical, credit, personal, financial, consumer information, etc.?
Support your position.
database is specialized to manage and handle data in a computer application
system. Data can be stored in many forms, like text, symbols, digital, images,
graphics, and even sound. Various sectors like government, public security,
finance, medical, energy, business, taxation, transportation, social,
education, corporate and other sectors have formed their own databases application
systems to store large amounts of information in the database, to handle and
use, in order to lead the society into this information era. With the advance
in internet applications, databases have a greater role to play (Ji 2011).
further goes on to say that while development of these database applications
systems has brought about social development and progress, it has also created
issues of security and privacy of the stored data. The potential safety hazards
for large databases are great, owing to their universality. One example is a
hospital database where illegal invasion leads to stealing of numerous
patients’ private information.
the question is who owns this data? Who is responsible for it? Data ownershipmeans both possession of and
responsibility for the data. Ownership refers to power and control both. (Loshlin
2001).Telling the consumer that he "owns" his corporate data is very
dangerous. If he tries to exercise his "rights" of ownership it could
have disastrous repercussions on the enterprise and its data. The term
"stewardship" is a better term to explain this. It involves a broader
responsibility and here where the user must consider the consequences of changing
"his" data (Scofield 1998).
about medical data? Who owns it? There was never a doubt when it was about
paper records. It was mainly the clinicians and insurers who owned the medical
records. But with the development of electronic health information, it becomes
problematic. The law gives patients the rights of privacy and access to their
own records but federal and state laws do not give property rights to patients.
Patients do not have the right to solely possess or destroy their original records
(Hall & Schulman 2009)
the enforcement of laws like Health Insurance Portability and Accountability
Act (HIPAA) and requirements of Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) auditors, organizations
are beginning to realize the importance of securing their data properly .First
of all, the data is classified into private, company confidential, company
restricted,and public. This
classification of data is done by the owner. Here the owner is the director or
head of the organization. For a financial organization it may be the CFO.
data owner is responsible for setting up a policy so that only authorized
people can access and see the data. The data owner must also determine who has
access to the data; how the data should be kept secure, for how long the data
must be retained, what the appropriate disposal methods are, and whether the
data should be encrypted.(Woodbury
is a complicating issue. What information should remain private, and in what
situations? Consider credit information. When someone applies for a credit card
it is considered private information, although in order to receive that credit,
a credit bureau is consulted. At that point, the fact that the credit card
application has been taken is now added to the credit record.
says that appropriate data ownership and data classification are key elements
in an organization’s security policy. Without these, it will be difficult to
implement a security policy. An organization, be it finance, medical, credit,
or consumer related, will not be able to meet the regulatory and internal
requirements regarding access control for its data, without this.
·Hall, M.A. and Schulman, K.A. (2009). Ownership of
Medical Information. The Journal of the
American Medical Association, 301 (12), p. 1282-1284.
·Ji, J. (2011). Security
Issues with Databases [Online]. Available at:
The term Web of Links refers to creating multiple sites, each connected to the other one, in order to promote a specific website.
This is exactly what a website owner would like, an hour work (and about 50$ investment) which will generate his website 25 links.
Web of Links is mainly for indexing purposes and less for getting a higher page rank (PR) in search engines (Google).
I'll start by explaining the benefits of the Web of Links method:
Let's say you just created a website.
You've made all the right things...
Listed your site in all the indexes websites, registered to Google Analytics and Google Web Master Tool and even wrote some content pages in order to attract visitors.
This is good, the only problem is that Google may have not indexed all you pages yet. If you're a small new website, this process can take awhile.
The Web of Links idea simply makes the linking process smoother.
File Linking, File Sharing and Shared Projects.
You know how it feels to have shared files on VSS? Gooood.
Actually it felt so good that my beloved CTO (who said something about promotion?) switched to TFS just 4-5 months ago. And ever since - I cry myself to sleep every night.
Instead of one file, shared between 5,6,7 or 10 projects, we now have a copied file for each project. This is due to Microsoft "Best Practice" which says - No Shared Files.
Finally, I have the fix we've all been waiting for, courtesy of VS 2010: "Add File As Link" How to Link Files to Different Projects:
Let’s say we have 2 completely different web sites.
One is 10Bet and the …