Cloud Computing

APEC Convenes Symposium on the Internet Economy

Building on the discussions at the Multistakeholder Dialogue on the APEC Initiative of Cooperation to Promote the Internet Economy held in Beijing on August 18 last year, there is now an initiative before APEC to launch an Ad-Hoc Internet Economy Steering Group during the Philippine Presidency. The Pacific Economic Coordinating Council (PECC) took the occasion

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Nikkei Report: IT in Schools – What Needs to be Taken Into Account

As Japan aims for the realization of “one computer or tablet per child” within the next five years, Jeff Gould of SafeGov.org speaks about the importance of privacy and security, especially in education. Currently, companies, such as Google and Facebook, analyze users’ email accounts, wall posts, search queries, and viewed videos in order to collect

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Nikkei Report: Japan Becomes the International Standard in Cloud Safety

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) announced that it would match the safety requirements for cloud services with the Japanese standards by October 2015. The Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) also announced that during March it would revise its safety requirements for cloud services based on a provider’s ability to backup or

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Big Data 2013: Nohyoung Park

Topic: Privacy, Cloud Computing, & Big Data

There are both new and old privacy concerns associated with services and product offerings residing on the Cloud and employing Big Data. At issue is the distinction being made between “big” and “personal” data, the conditions under which these differently sourced data are used and mixed, and ultimately who owns the new product?

How is the arrival of the Cloud and Big Data era changing the debate with regard to privacy in Japan and Korea? Is a common approach possible and/or desirable between Japan and Korea as an example for others in Asia — given their position as the most technologically advanced countries in Asia with vibrant civil societies and respect for individual rights? What would be the key elements of such an approach?

Speaker:

Professor Nohyoung Park is currently the Dean of School of Law, and the Director of the Cyber Law Centre at Korea University. His main interests cover international economic law, negotiation and mediation, and cyber security and privacy.

Big Data 2013: Kyung-Won Chong

Topic: The Intersection of the Cloud & Big Data Wide scale adoption of Cloud Computing coupled with the ability to aggregate and analyze huge amounts of previously unavailable data (Big Data) can lower costs and improve decision-making in many critical development sectors, such as health care, education, employment, economic productivity, public safety, and natural disaster and

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Big Data 2013: Question & Answer IV

Topics: Security, Cloud Computing, & Big Data There is a major shift underway in how organizations use and share data that will require new approaches to security while distinguishing and continuing to address existing issues for enterprises and consumers. The scale of operations and the remote access that the Cloud makes possible are also its

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Big Data 2013: Jun Murai

Topics: Professor Jun Murai Introduces Abe Administration’s New IT Strategy Currently, debate on the implications of these new technologies and services are occurring within APEC and ASEAN as well as in bilateral contexts, but are slowed by the diversity of economic and political systems in the region. What mechanisms and tools are available

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Big Data 2013: Jiro Kokuyro

Topic: The Intersection of the Cloud & Big Data

Wide scale adoption of Cloud Computing coupled with the ability to aggregate and analyze huge amounts of previously unavailable data (Big Data) can lower costs and improve decision-making in many critical development sectors, such as health care, education, employment, economic productivity, public safety, and natural disaster and resource management.

However, there are legitimate concerns about the Cloud and Big Data, most notably in the privacy and security areas, that worry businesses and consumers and may further aggravate for Asian governments long-standing challenges, including inadequate technological infrastructure and economic and human resource bottlenecks.

Speaker

Professor Jiro Kokuryo serves as the director of the Keio Incubation Center. He focuses on developing business and social models that maximize the benefits of information technologies to society, and studying the effective use of open systems.

Professor Kokuryo also heads the Design Platform Laboratory within the Keio Research Institute.

Big Data 2013: Question & Answer VI

  Topics: Professor Jun Murai Introduces Abe Administration’s New IT Strategy Currently, debate on the implications of these new technologies and services are occurring within APEC and ASEAN as well as in bilateral contexts, but are slowed by the diversity of economic and political systems in the region. What mechanisms and tools are

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Big Data 2013: Question & Answer I

Topic: The Intersection of the Cloud & Big Data Wide scale adoption of Cloud Computing coupled with the ability to aggregate and analyze huge amounts of previously unavailable data (Big Data) can lower costs and improve decision-making in many critical development sectors, such as health care, education, employment, economic productivity, public safety, and natural disaster and

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