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Kazakhstani police launch investigation into data leak

Kazakhstani police are investigating the leak of the personal data of Kazakhstani citizens. Earlier this year, it was discovered that an online database containing the personal data of about 11 million Kazakhstani voters was freely available to anyone for viewing and/or downloading. The data contained in the database was current …

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Russia’s Big Data Association to create Big Data sandbox

The Big Data Association has announced its intention to create a sandbox for working with the anonymized personal data of association customers, including data on purchases, payment types and mobile-related data. The Big Data Association hopes that the sandbox will allow association members to better design products and services. There …

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New Uzbek law defines fines, prison time for manipulating personal data

Amendments and additions to Uzbekistan’s criminal code and administrative responsibility code governing the use of personal data have been signed into law. The updated legislation outlines a schedule of fines and prison time for the illegal collection, systematization, storage, addition, use, provision, distribution, transfer, depersonalization and destruction of personal data. …

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Big Data in Kazakhstan: press review

Big Data technologies are gradually entering the Kazakh market. Large companies use solutions based on them, schools of big data analysts open, state projects on digitalization are launched. A lot of materials on this topic have been published in the local media this year, here are the main ones.   …

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Big Data in Uzbekistan: government initiatives

Government is the main initiator of Big Data activities in Uzbekistan. Here are the main ones this year.   The first BI analysts school in UZ The first school of BI analysts ASPEX BI SCHOOL has been opened at Inha University in Tashkent this March. Students can undergo three-month training …

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How the largest Ukrainian bank process Big Data

PrivatBank is the largest bank in Ukraine. It serves more than 19 million customers. Here’s everything you need to know how the bank processes customer data.   Data sources The bank analyzes a huge amount of data: from geographical coordinates and routes to customer preferences on social networks. The main …

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Digitizing Russia’s data for better public services

Despite the advances brought by digitalization and the wide availability of public services in electronic formats, Russians are still forced to make in-person visits and deal with physical documents stored in dozens of different places to do a number of, what should be, fairly mundane and routine tasks. Not only …

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Russian banks to send biometric data to centralized database

Russia’s Central Bank and Rostelecom plan on using biometric data collected by financial institutions to fill out the Unified Biometric System (EBS). EBS, designed to facilitate the delivery of banking services remotely, was launched over a year ago for all financial institutions to add to and benefit from; however, only …

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Kyrgyzstan launching open data era

Kyrgyzstan has begun the process of opening their data, with the State Communications Committee working to create a portal that will give citizens access to up-to-date information from government agencies, including the Ministries of Education, Economy, Justice and Finance as well as the Tax Service, the National Statistical Committee, the …

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Kazakhstan to create Personal Data Agency

The government of Kazakhstan is planning to create the Personal Data Agency under the Security Committee of the Ministry of Digital Development. This new agency will be responsible for coordinating and improving the storage and security of personal data. This includes work to prevent and respond to personal data leaks. …

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Russia debates the personal nature of Big Data

Amendments to Russia’s Law on Information, Information Technologies and Information Protection are currently being discussed and could have major implications for how Big Data is used in the country. The discussion centers around whether Big Data (which does not contain personal data per say but could potentially be further processed …

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Biometric identification still far off for Kazakhstan’s financial sector

In Kazakhstan, biometrics as an identification tool is still a far-away dream. Currently, the existing state database of citizens is being used for biometrics in the country. Although 11 financial institutions have connected the database, only 3 are actively testing the system’s biometric identification capabilities. And even within those 3 …

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Russia’s Central Bank outlines information security strategy

Russia’s Central Bank has published its Main Directions for the Development of Information Security in the Credit and Financial Sphere for 2019–2021. The document outlines a plan to combat cyber threats, including proposed regulations regarding the use of Big Data, artificial intelligence, robotics and the internet of things in the …

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Ethics in Big Data is becoming a big deal in Russia

Participants in Russia’s emerging Big Data market, including the Internet Development Institute (IRI) and the Big Data Association (ABD) (which includes Yandex, the Mail.ru Group, Sberbank, Gazprombank, MegaFon and Rostelecom), have developed a self-regulatory ethics code that, in their opinion, will allow the industry to move forward and avoid any …

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Where to find Big Data in Russia

The data market is starting to come to greater prominence around the world. Perhaps nowhere is this truer than in Russia, where the data market is still largely in its infancy. In fact, the government of Russia is still trying to figure out rules for balancing data use and privacy …

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How Alfa Bank is turning Big Data into big profits

Understanding the importance of Big Data and other digital technologies in the modern world, Alfa Bank has developed a strong digital strategy and become a leader in Big Data. To accomplish its digital- and data-related goals, Alfa Bank created its own data management and monetization center. The center, whose primary …

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Going digital increases financial service accessibility

One of the most pressing issues for financial institutions in Russia is how to make financial services available to those living in small towns and remote settlements. For much of history, financial institutions had to make efforts to develop physical infrastructure to reach these consumers; however, such investments were typically …

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QIWI Group launches Big Data analytics platform

QIWI Group has created its own platform for solving problems related to in-depth analytics and data monetization. QIWI Data is the result of more than 5 years of research into Big Data and offers the group of companies the ability to process data faster as well as increase data security. …

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Datathon organized to connect Belarusian companies with startups

Imaguru Startup Hub organized a Datathon to help Belarusian companies understand the importance of Big Data as well as connect them with startups that can help them achieve truly effective and innovative Big Data solutions. During the Datathon, teams were presented with tasks to be solved using Big Data solutions. …

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