Intelligent CIO APAC Issue 28 | Page 10


Talend Data Health Barometer reveals companies ’ ability to manage data is worsening year-over-year

Talend , a global leader in data integration and data management , has released the results from its second annual Data Health Barometer , a survey conducted globally among nearly 900 independent data experts and leaders .

While a majority of respondents believe data is important , 97 % face challenges in using data effectively and nearly half say it ’ s not easy to use data to drive business impact . The Data Health Barometer explores the disconnect between data and decision , which can impede enterprises and executives from supporting their strategic objectives through any economic conditions .
“ In the coming years , businesses are only going to become more reliant on data to navigate the challenges of a turbulent economy and an increasingly competitive marketplace ,” said Christal Bemont , CEO at Talend . “ By putting a focus on reliable data – supported by a strong data culture with a focus on agility and trust – businesses can not only weather any storm but come out ahead . Having a healthy data environment in place gives organizations the power to run lean in tough times without sacrificing their long-term strategy .”
Christal Bemont , CEO at Talend
A company ’ s overall data health describes not just the state of a company ’ s data , but how well it supports targeted business outcomes .

University of Technology Sydney report offers blueprint for regulation of facial recognition technology

report from the University of Technology

A Sydney ( UTS ) Human Technology Institute has outlined a model law for facial recognition technology to protect against its harmful use and also foster innovation for public benefit .

Australian law was not drafted with the widespread use of facial recognition in mind . Led by UTS Industry Professors Edward Santow and Nicholas Davis , the report recommends reform to modernize Australian law , especially to address threats to privacy and other human rights .
Facial recognition and other remote biometric technologies have grown exponentially in recent years , raising concerns about privacy , mass surveillance and unfairness experienced , especially by people of color and women , when the technology makes mistakes .
In June 2022 , an investigation by consumer advocacy group CHOICE revealed that several large Australian retailers were using facial recognition to identify customers entering their stores , leading to considerable community alarm and calls for improved regulation . There have also been widespread calls for reform of facial recognition law – in Australia and internationally .
Professor Santow , the former Australian Human Rights Commissioner and now Co-Director of the Human Technology Institute , said : “ This report proposes a risk-based model law for facial recognition . The starting point should be to ensure that facial recognition is developed and used in ways that uphold people ’ s basic human rights .”
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