Risk Management

India asks Facebook's WhatsApp to withdraw privacy policy update

Indian News       Jan 19, 2021

  New Delhi: India’s technology ministry has asked WhatsApp to withdraw changes to its privacy policy the messenger announced this month, saying the new terms take away choice from Indian users.The demand creates a new headache for WhatsApp and its U.S. parent Facebook, which have placed...

Asia piracy incidents hit 5-year high in 2020, shipping insurance rates firm

International News       Jan 19, 2021

Singapore: Sea robbery and piracy related incidents across Asia increased 17% year on year to just under 100 in 2020, amid consistent threat of possible attacks by the Abu Sayyaf Group, or ASG, prompting warnings for enhanced vigilance, an international watchdog monitoring the trend said...

Going for vaccination is personal decision, people's confidence will get boosted slowly: Jain

Indian News       Jan 19, 2021

New Delhi: With a low turnout of healthcare workers on the first two days of the COVID-19 vaccination drive, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Tuesday said the exercise is voluntary and a matter of ''personal decision'' for people whether to get a shot or...

Traceability on digital platforms may diminish users security, privacy: Internet Society

Indian News       Jan 19, 2021

The debate around tracing the original creator of message on digital platforms is likely to continue in India and requirements to comply with the proposed idea may adversely impact user's security and privacy, according to a whitepaper by US-based non-profit organisation Internet Society. The Internet...

Facebook to use AI in predicting if COVID-19 patients need better healthcare

Facts       Jan 19, 2021

American social media giant Facebook is publishing a research conducted by its artificial intelligence (AI) unit in an effort to help healthcare providers predict in advance if a COVID-19 patient may need more intensive care solutions and adjust resources accordingly. According to Mashable, Facebook in...

Allianz Risk Barometer 2021: Covid-19 trio tops global and Asia Pacific business risks

Articles       Jan 19, 2021

  A trio of Covid-19 related risks heads up the 10th Allianz Risk Barometer 2021, reflecting potential disruption and loss scenarios companies are facing in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Business interruption (#1 with 41% responses) and Pandemic outbreak (#2 with 40%) are this year’s...

Maha among 3 states with highest deaths in road accidents: Govt

Indian News       Jan 18, 2021

  Mumbai: Mumbai: ith 11,452 deaths in 2020, Maharashtra figured among top three states that have reported the highest number of deaths in road accidents in the country, state Transport Minister Anil Parab said on Monday. Expressing concern, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said these figures are...

2,24,301 beneficiaries given COVID-19 vaccine so far; 447 cases of adverse effect reported: Govt

Indian News       Jan 17, 2021

New Delhi: A total of 2,24,301 beneficiaries have been inoculated with COVID-19 vaccine so far, out of which only 447 adverse events following immunisation (AEFI) were reported, the Union Health Ministry said on day two of the nationwide vaccination drive on Sunday. Addressing a press...

AI likely to replace humans in cybersecurity space by 2030

Facts       Jan 17, 2021

As Artificial Intelligence (AI) becomes all-pervasive, a new report has forecast that technology would replace humans by 2031 in the field of cybersecurity, as hackers use more sophisticated tools. Cloud security firm 'Trend Micro' in a new report said more than two-fifth (41 per cent)...

Pfizer vaccine worries Norway as 29 elderly people die after taking shot

International News       Jan 17, 2021

  Norway expressed increasing concern about the safety of the Pfizer Inc. vaccine on elderly people with serious underlying health conditions after raising an estimate of the number who died after receiving inoculations to 29. The latest figure adds six to the number of known fatalities...

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