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Professor Says Data Privacy Has Been an Issue Online for Years

Wave 3 News– Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is under fire, accused of not doing enough to protect people’s privacy on the social media site. He faced lawmakers during a several-hour long hearing in Washington D.C. on Tuesday to discuss the social media giant’s mishandling of millions of users’ personal data.


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How Much of a Role Should Default Options Play in Equity Values?

A large collection of finance literature argues that equity securities are subject to potential misvaluation by investors, where the sources of misvaluation are attributed primarily to behavioral biases, such as overconfidence, conservatism and others. Continue Reading





Op-Ed: How Privacy Concerns Drive Website Business Models

UConn Today– As is evident with the current Facebook crisis, third parties pose a significant potential privacy risk to visitors. But Facebook is not the only website using them. The convenience of easy sign-ins with Google or Twitter accounts also results in immediate identification with third parties.



Disclosing Too Much Info Can Harm a Company’s Competitive Edge

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in the New York financial district on Wall Street. (Jeff Hutchens/Edit by Getty Images)
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in the New York financial district on Wall Street. (Jeff Hutchens/Edit by Getty Images)

Do more strict accounting laws, designed to help shareholders gain better insight into corporations, ultimately harm a firm’s competitive position by forcing disclosure of proprietary information?

The answer appears to be yes, according to UConn accounting Professor Ying Zhou, who has spent years analyzing the consequences of such mandates. Continue Reading



With Less Than 80 Days to Regulatory Deadline, Neo4j Urges Organizations to Turn GDPR Compliance Into Strategic Advantage

PR Newswire– In lead-up to GDPR’s looming May 25, 2018 deadline, Neo4j, the market leader in connected data, is urging any company that is investing in GDPR compliance to use those investments for a long-term, strategic advantage. As part of that effort, Neo4j is offering an interactive, personalized demonstration and solution assessment, which shows organizations how to use connected data to meet GDPR compliance, and also how to turn those compliance investments into a strategic advantage.