Blog posts by Matthias Reinwarth

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A First End to the Schrems II Limbo

Writing about legal topics is always a challenge. I am not a lawyer, but as an analyst and advisor, however, I almost inevitably encounter the implications of laws and current case law. Thus, this text describes only a personal assessment and is not intended to be, and should not be used as, legal advice (and in any case KuppingerCole Analysts do not provide legal advice). At the end of the day, any action should be clarified with colleagues properly qualified to do so, including the legal team. The ruling of the European Court of Justice (ECJ), which has gained some notoriety under...

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Putting Your First-Line Worker at the Center of Attention

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis, the use of language in public life, in the press, and in everyday life has changed. Terms that were formerly confined to the circles directly affected by them are now much more common. For example, every informed and responsible citizen is now familiar with specific terms from epidemiology and immunology such as “reproduction number” and “herd immunity”. Another term that has risen to prominence since the beginning of the crisis is “first-line worker”. These workers literally work on the front line. They are...

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We Are Detective: Data Scientists to the Rescue for Cybersecurity and Governance

If the line "We are detective" only reminds you of "guilty pleasure" radio songs from the 1980s, despite the fact that you are responsible for cybersecurity or compliance in your company, then you should read on. In any case, you probably should read on because this is a trend that is becoming increasingly important in times of growing uncertainty and loss of trust – in contracts, in companies in the supply chain, in "the Internet", and in nation-states. Trust as the foundation for reliable assurance Understanding, assuming, mitigating, and managing risks in our...

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PEPP-PT: Bridging the Gap Between COVID-19 Pandemic Control and Privacy by Design

The use of modern information technology, in particular mobile data, is seen as a central measure in containing the current pandemic. However, the Corona App, which is used in South Korea to track the chains of infection, uses a variety of data (GPS, surveillance cameras, credit card data) to track the movements of potentially infected people, and does so in complete disregard of the privacy of those affected. Access to personal mobility data, combined with information on actual infections and diseases, holds the promise of providing better insight into the pathways of infection and the...

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KuppingerCole Analyst Chat - Our New Regular Podcast

Today we're officially launching KuppingerCole Analyst Chat - our new soon-to-be-regular audio podcast. In the pilot episode Martin Kuppinger and I are discussing Identity & Access Management challenges so many are facing now while having to work from home. At the moment, you can subscribe to our podcast on Spotify or watch new episodes on our YouTube channel . Other platforms will follow soon. Stay tuned for more regular content from KuppingerCole analyst team!

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Home Office in the Times of Pandemic – a Blessing or a Curse?

One of the most interesting office work developments of the last 20-30 years, the home office has radically gained new relevance amid the developing coronavirus pandemic. With the goal of limiting the spread of the virus, many companies and employees must suddenly resort to the option of working entirely from home. This is not only self-evident but also urgently necessary and will support many companies in their continued existence at the same time. Home office as an immediate pandemic quarantine measure The advantages are clear: social contacts in real life will be reduced...


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