CapRE’s Data Center Industry Round Up for December 28

Check out the latest in deals, development and disruptive technology in the data center space for December 28, 2018:

  • Belgrics Group Unveils KYC Compliant Blockchain: Belfrics Group, a global blockchain technology firm that runs Fiat-crypto exchanges and blockchain development solutions across 10 countries, has announced the global launch of Belrium Mainnet – a first of its kind KYC compliant blockchain. Belrium aims to offer companies a secure, private, personalised and decentralised ecosystem that aims to minimize the repetition related to KYC compliance, saving considerable time and cost. Belrium is unique in this context as it enables businesses and enterprises to not only reduce the customer on-boarding time but also simplifies the compliance process by eliminating the need for repetition. Public blockchains have traditionally struggled in terms of adoption with various regulators due to its nature of anonymity. Belrium, on the other hand, has been gaining traction silently due to its unique private and public combination blockchain.
  • New SquareCynergisTek Partners with Protenus to Enhance Patient Data Privacy: CynergisTek, Inc., a leader in healthcare cybersecurity, privacy, and information assurance, today announced it has formed a preferred partnership with Protenus, a healthcare compliance analytics platform that protects patient privacy, to help health systems nationwide enhance patient privacy monitoring programs. The partnership will grant health systems access to Protenus’ robust analytics that leverages artificial intelligence to gather data related to potential patient privacy risks, along with CynergisTek’s Patient Privacy Monitoring Service, a managed service offering designed to implement and maintain an effective privacy monitoring analytics program with skilled privacy resources.
  • New Report Says GDPR Compliance Has Long Way to Go: The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) has released the IAPP-EY Annual Governance Report 2018, with big implications for privacy in the wake of GDPR legislation.  Their report reveals that, according to responses from 44,000 respondents, fewer than 50% of enterprise firms report that they are “fully compliant” with the GDPR. And in fact, nearly one in five admit that full GDPR compliance is truly impossible. Other key findings include: 76 percent of all respondents believe their firm falls under the scope of the GDPR; acquiring and maintaining business relationships is a key driver of GDPR compliance; B2B-focused businesses are far more likely than B2C and even than blended firms to have full-time privacy professionals working in their privacy programs; 25 percent of respondents have changed vendors in response to GDPR and 30 percent say they are considering future vendor changes.
  • AT&T Will Use 5G Logo Starting in Spring 2019, Observers Call Foul: Telecom industry observers are crying fowl at a new announcement by AT&T, who plans to display a “5G E” logo in the corner of mobile Android devices connecting to a tower connected to the 5G Evolution network – starting in the Spring of 2019. While this wouldn’t be dissimilar to what happened with the first usage of a 4G logo years ago, critics of this move say that the 5G Evolution Network is essentially just 4G LTE and that AT&T shouldn’t mislead the clients into believing that 5G is ubiquitous or already supported.