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News Article | May 12, 2017
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G2 Crowd, leading business software review platform, rates APS as Best Meets Requirements and Easiest to Use in their updated Core HR Usability Index for Spring 2017. APS was also recognized by G2 Crowd as the 2017 Best Software for HR Teams and Administrative Teams. In the G2 Crowd Usability Index for Core HR, the APS Core HR solution received the highest ratings for Best Meets Requirements and Easiest to Use among a group of 21 other core HR software solutions. The satisfaction rankings are generated by reviews from actual users of the software. The G2 Usability Index for Core HR scoring is based on the following methodology: Based on the reviews provided, users like the APS's ease of use, ease of admin, and feel that the APS system meets their requirements at a 96% overall satisfaction rate. "APS Core HR Solution has been recognized as 'easiest to use' and 'best meets requirements' in the Spring 2017 Usability Index for Core HR," said Mitch Lieberman, director of research, G2 Crowd. "APS Core HR Solution's satisfaction ratings were highlighted by 'ease of use', 'meets requirements' and 'ease of admin' with each scoring higher than the category average. Additionally, their overall Usability Score was an 8.6, with the industry average at a 7.7." About APS Headquartered in Shreveport, Louisiana,APS is a national cloud-based HR solution provider and online payroll company committed to delivering value through flexible cloud technology and individualized support. Our cloud-based HR solution provides online payroll services, core HR, attendance, self service, ACA compliance tools, and mobile in a single platform which can adapt to meet changing needs of companies in a wide range of industries; we have also been ranked as the 2017 Best Software by G2 Crowd. For more information, please visit http://www.apspayroll.com or call 855-945-7921. G2 Crowd scores products and vendors based on ratings and reviews gathered from their user community, as well as data aggregated from online sources and social networks. G2 Crowd applies a unique, patent-pending algorithm to this data to calculate the customer satisfaction and market presence scores in real time. The intellectual property contained in our sites is protected under federal copyright law. APS trademarks may only be used publicly with permission from APS.


According to Ponemon Institute, in 2016, a single stolen record cost companies $158. Data breaches overall, however, set companies back approximately $4 million, on average. Black hat hackers don't care if they hurt your organization, as your stolen data becomes their revenue source on the Dark Web—but you should. Comodo's personalized reports identify if an enterprise's information has been stolen and dive into how this data became available to cybercriminals in the first place—for example, via credentials stolen from direct network access or data breaches from third-party applications. For each instance, the affected company gets the chance to review a sample of the leaked credential records and details on the attack processes, to help them understand what went wrong. Jerald Nine, director of threat intelligence for Comodo, explained what incriminating mistake he sees most frequently, "Most company employees use the same password for multiple sites and accounts. If their networks are infiltrated by hackers, it becomes extremely easy to gather legitimate credentials that can get cybercriminals into high-value accounts. Pony malware, for example, which we recently discovered during one of these analyses, can affect insurance and benefit, payroll and social media sites—all of which house appealing credentials for buyers on the Dark Web." Large companies are typically more vulnerable to these zero-day "Pony" malware attacks, because they have more employees and may be specifically targeted by attackers. Hackers may believe that they have more to gain targeting larger organizations. In addition to the actual attack vector, the threat analysis assesses business risk specific to the company, such as internal data loss and customer impersonation login risks. This leads to an overview of the current cyber risk state of the company, including potential legal impacts. Most importantly, the report concludes with actionable advice—technological recommendations on how to fill the security gaps discovered. "It is clear that the traditional anti-virus industry has not been able to identify malware and create signatures fast enough to keep up," said Nine. "Traditional attempts to isolate malware at the endpoint use a default-allow approach and resource-intensive virtualization or sandboxing technologies that reduce endpoint performance. These have proven unworkable in most deployments." Comodo's free 'Company Threat Analysis' not only offers interested parties the opportunity to discover vulnerabilities in their personal or company systems, it can educate them on how Comodo's solutions can solve the problems of endpoint solutions past. Comodo Advanced Endpoint Protection, based on the firm's unique, true default-deny platform, allows the known good files, blocks the known bad files, and then isolates the unknown files in automatic containment in a virtual environment on the endpoint. Usability is never impacted, and the endpoint and network are always protected and secure—keeping sensitive data out of hackers' hands and off the Dark Web. More information is available online at https://enterprise.comodo.com/advanced-endpoint-protection. Curious about your company's standing? If your organization has 1,000+ employees, sign up for a personalized, Comodo 'Company Threat Analysis,' at https://threatanalysis.comodo.com/. About Comodo  The Comodo organization is a global innovator of cybersecurity solutions, protecting critical information across the digital landscape. Building on its unique position as the world's largest certificate authority, Comodo authenticates, validates and secures networks and infrastructures from individuals to mid-sized companies to the world's largest enterprises. Comodo provides complete end-to-end security solutions across the boundary, internal network and endpoint with innovative technologies solving the most advanced malware threats, both known and unknown. With global headquarters in Clifton, New Jersey, and branch offices in Silicon Valley, Comodo has international offices in China, India, the Philippines, Romania, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit comodo.com. Comodo and the Comodo brand are trademarks of the Comodo Group Inc. or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners. The current list of Comodo trademarks and patents is available at comodo.com/repository. Keep up to date with the latest Comodo News from the Comodo blog at https://blog.comodo.com/ and on Twitter @ComodoNews. For more information, media and analysts may contact:  Deb Montner Montner Tech PR dmontner@montner.com  203-226-9290 To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/are-hackers-profiting-from-your-corporate-data-on-the-dark-web-comodo-offers-free-company-threat-analysis-to-help-enterprises-find-out-300452504.html


News Article | May 21, 2017
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databridgemarketresearch.com presents "Global Pen Needles Market 2017.” It has accounted for USD 1.9 billion in 2016, and is expected to reach USD 4.5 billion by 2024 growing at a CAGR of 11.6% in the forecast period of 2017 to 2024. Dallas, TX, May 21, 2017 --( The Global Pen Needles Market is segmented on the basis of product type, product length, Usability, application, therapy, end-user and geography. Request for sample pages: http://databridgemarketresearch.com/reports/global-pen-needles-market/ The global pen needle market is segmented based on product type into standard and safety pen needles. The pen needles market is also segmented based on product length which varies from 4mm to 13mm in size. The pen needles segment by product length is long length, medium length and Nano length needles. Based on usability the global pen needles market is segmented into disposable and reusable pen needles. On the basis of application the global pen needles market is segmented into 3 indications diabetes, growth hormone deficiency and others. Based on the drug therapy the pen needles market is segmented into insulin, glucagon-like peptide-1 and growth hormones. Based on geography the market is segmented into 5 geographical regions, North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America and rest of the world. The geographical regions are further segmented into 24 major countries such as U.S. Canada, Mexico, Germany, France, U.K., Belgium, Switzerland, Belgium, Turkey, Japan, China, Singapore, Brazil, India, Russia, South Africa and many others. Read more: http://databridgemarketresearch.com/global-pen-needles-market-expected-reach-usd-3-6/ The major players operating in this market Becton, Dickinson and Company, ADW Diabetes, Novo Nordisk, A.Menarini Diagnostics, Ulticare, Ypsomed Holding AG, Facet Technologies, B. Braun Melsungen AG, Shanghai Neo-Medical Co. Ltd, HTL-Strefa S.A., Frank Healthcare Co., Ltd, Stat Medical Devices, Inc., Terumo Corporation, Domrex Pharma Inc., Vogt Medical Vertrieb GmbH, Artsana S.p.a, Eli Lilly, Owen Mumford Ltd, KD Medical GmbH Hospital Products, Allison Medical, Inc., Digital Medics Pty Ltd, and Ultimed, Inc. among others. About Data Bridge Market Research: Data Bridge set forth itself as an unconventional and neoteric Market research and consulting firm with unparalleled level of resilience and integrated approaches. We are determined to unearth the best market opportunities and foster efficient information for your business to thrive in the market. Data Bridge endeavors to provide appropriate solutions to the complex business challenges and initiates an effortless decision-making process. Dallas, TX, May 21, 2017 --( PR.com )-- The new market report contains data for historic years 2015, the base year of calculation is 2016 and the forecast period is 2017 to 2024.The Global Pen Needles Market is segmented on the basis of product type, product length, Usability, application, therapy, end-user and geography.Request for sample pages: http://databridgemarketresearch.com/reports/global-pen-needles-market/The global pen needle market is segmented based on product type into standard and safety pen needles.The pen needles market is also segmented based on product length which varies from 4mm to 13mm in size. The pen needles segment by product length is long length, medium length and Nano length needles.Based on usability the global pen needles market is segmented into disposable and reusable pen needles.On the basis of application the global pen needles market is segmented into 3 indications diabetes, growth hormone deficiency and others.Based on the drug therapy the pen needles market is segmented into insulin, glucagon-like peptide-1 and growth hormones.Based on geography the market is segmented into 5 geographical regions, North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America and rest of the world. The geographical regions are further segmented into 24 major countries such as U.S. Canada, Mexico, Germany, France, U.K., Belgium, Switzerland, Belgium, Turkey, Japan, China, Singapore, Brazil, India, Russia, South Africa and many others.Read more: http://databridgemarketresearch.com/global-pen-needles-market-expected-reach-usd-3-6/The major players operating in this market Becton, Dickinson and Company, ADW Diabetes, Novo Nordisk, A.Menarini Diagnostics, Ulticare, Ypsomed Holding AG, Facet Technologies, B. Braun Melsungen AG, Shanghai Neo-Medical Co. Ltd, HTL-Strefa S.A., Frank Healthcare Co., Ltd, Stat Medical Devices, Inc., Terumo Corporation, Domrex Pharma Inc., Vogt Medical Vertrieb GmbH, Artsana S.p.a, Eli Lilly, Owen Mumford Ltd, KD Medical GmbH Hospital Products, Allison Medical, Inc., Digital Medics Pty Ltd, and Ultimed, Inc. among others.About Data Bridge Market Research:Data Bridge set forth itself as an unconventional and neoteric Market research and consulting firm with unparalleled level of resilience and integrated approaches. We are determined to unearth the best market opportunities and foster efficient information for your business to thrive in the market. Data Bridge endeavors to provide appropriate solutions to the complex business challenges and initiates an effortless decision-making process. Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Data Bridge Market Research


G2 Crowd, the world’s leading business software review platform, today released the Spring 2017 HR Management Suites Usability Index report to help businesses quickly identify the most usable HR management suites products. ClearCompany received the highest overall usability score with an 8.88 out of 10. The average score for the 27 products included in the report was a 7.81. A product’s Usability score is calculated by a proprietary algorithm that factors in real-user satisfaction ratings for a number of user-related review questions. Software buyers can compare products in the HR Management Suites category according to their Usability scores to streamline the buying process and quickly identify the most usable HR management suites products based on the experiences of their peers. For vendors, media, investors, and analysts, the Index provides benchmarks for product comparison and market trend analysis. G2 Crowd, the world’s leading business software review platform, leverages more than 150,000 user reviews to drive better purchasing decisions. Technology buyers, investors, and analysts use the site to compare and select the best software based on peer reviews and synthesized social data. Monthly more than a half-million people visit G2 Crowd’s site. Co-founded by the founder and former executives from SaaS leader BigMachines and backed by roughly $12 million in capital, G2 Crowd aims to bring authenticity and transparency to business technology research. For more information, go to G2Crowd.com.


News Article | May 17, 2017
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HOLLOWAY AMERICA, a leading manufacturer of stainless steel pressure vessels and equipment for varying industries, including food and dairy, munitions, and pharmaceutical/biotech, recently introduced The Revolution Lift™, a new precision-controlled head lift assembly that promotes optimal operator safety and ease of use. The improvement in technology comes on the heels of HOLLOWAY’s release of the intelliVessel™, a smart tank that incorporates a digital control panel that provides operators with a precise, more seamless manufacturing experience. About The Revolution Lift Perfect for use with pharmaceutical stainless steel vessels and tanks (as well as a variety of other industry-specific applications), The Revolution Lift is a fully enclosed, hands-free electric lift assembly with customizable opening and closing speeds. The basic version of the lift has the ability to raise manway covers or removable heads up to 500 pounds; however, HOLLOWAY can customize the lift to accommodate even heavier manways. This lift assembly is designed to keep operators safe and limit safety liability for companies. Increased Operator Safety and Usability The Revolution Lift can be easily incorporated into digitally controlled smart tank technology as well as analog tank controls. To further increase operator safety, The Revolution Lift also prevents accidental closure with an automatic safety shutoff when an obstruction is detected. If so equipped, the system’s agitator can be removed without uncoupling from the drive assembly and is available in either 120° or 360° rotations for cover swing operations. “When creating The Revolution Lift, we recognized that tank and pressure vessel operators are faced with the age-old dilemmas of safely and easily opening and closing heavy manways or top heads,” said HOLLOWAY AMERICA Director of Marketing Randy Colwell. “This new lift solves those problems and will increase the efficiency of any operations team.” About The intelliVessel™ In addition to The Revolution Lift, HOLLOWAY AMERICA designed, engineered, and fabricated the new intelliVessel™, another recent innovation in the tank and pressure vessel smart tank realm. It made its debut at INTERPHEX 2017, an annual pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and device exposition held in New York City. The intelliVessel is a pressure vessel with an onboard Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) which can fully control and monitor numerous operations and process elements such as recipes, mixing, pressure, temperature, pH, DO, conductivity, levels, loads, and more. Important vessel-specific information such as e-versions of spare parts lists, manuals and drawings can be stored onboard, as well. Process operations can be monitored and controlled through its touch-screen panel, or remotely from a tablet or smartphone. If the vessel is equipped with the optional Revolution Liftô, its lid can also be opened or closed with just a few clicks on the touch-screen panel. The intelliVessel also features full emergency stop functionality and at-a-glance statuses for vessel fullness, weight and process completion. For details about custom-engineered stainless steel vessels for the pharmaceutical and biotech industries or for more information about The Revolution Lift, contact Randy Colwell at 417.863.0077 or email info(at)hollowayamerica(dot)com.


News Article | May 18, 2017
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G2 Crowd, a leading peer-to-peer business software review platform, recently published its Spring 2017 Usability Index for Embedded Business Intelligence report, which ranks Exago as first among its peers in usability. Exago also received “Easiest Admin” and “Best Meets Requirements” distinctions, further bolstering its reputation as a top-tier company dedicated to delivering a powerful solution without compromising ease of use. “Building complexity on the back end is important,” says Exago cofounder and CTO Stewart Meyers. “But making that complexity approachable for admins and end users is also vital. It’s a balancing act we practice every day.” With high usability scores, Exago also takes first place in user adoption rates. On average, 64% of software users with access to Exago BI adopt the application, compared to the 52% average. Analytics consultant Wayne Eckerson calls BI adoption "the holy grail", as the ROI for investing in third party software hinges largely on whether potential users choose to adopt. The G2 Crowd report evaluates a total of eight embedded BI vendors, awarding Exago three of the four available badges. The fourth badge, “Easiest to Use,” was awarded to Sisense. G2 Crowd’s usability index is based on vendor reviews collected on the site through March 13, 2017. Reviewers’ identities are verified before their comments are accepted, and the number of reviews a product has accrued is factored into the indexing methodology. The more reviews a product has, the more those testimonials are treated as an accurate representation of the customer experience. To qualify for inclusion in the Usability Index report, BI solutions needed to have received a minimum of 10 customer reviews and 5 responses to each of the use-related questions featured on the G2 Crowd survey. Thus far, Exago has garnered only four- and five-star reviews on G2 Crowd, and many of these testimonials praise the application’s usability. “Exago...uses a very comprehensive tree-like drag-and-drop interface that is very easy to use,” relates a healthcare software reporting specialist in his review. “Accessibility to data is very friendly and simple. The real shocker is how Exago handles large data dumps. Very quickly into any format.” Another reviewer at at an entity management and subsidiary governance solution explains how Exago dramatically improved the reporting experience for his company’s end users. “Before using Exago,” he says, building reports and dashboards was “a burden for our clients and often required our consultants to build them for the client. With Exago we've now eliminated that burden and anxiety...” Exago continues to make usability and user adoption a priority, as is evinced by its latest major release. Version 2017.1 brings drag-and-drop functionality to live chart creation, enabling end users to easily build, view, and manipulate visualizations. Exago was founded in July, 2006 by Mike Brody and Stew Meyers, accomplished application software executives. Their experience with traditional reporting solutions left them, and more importantly their clients, frustrated with the inability of end users to effectively use the ad hoc reporting tools available. This was the genesis of Exago BI, a 100% web-based business intelligence solution offering ad hoc reporting and self-service dashboards designed for seamless embedding and integration. To learn more about Exago BI, visit exagoinc.com.


HONG KONG, May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Chubb Life in Hong Kong, the local branch of the life insurance division of Chubb, today announced it has won six awards at the Bloomberg Businessweek/Chinese Edition Financial Institution Awards 2017 ("the Awards") organized by Bloomberg Businessweek/Chinese Edition in Hong Kong. These include Excellence Award  in the categories of "Mobile Usability" and "Wealth Management Platform"; Outstanding Award in four categories, namely "Saving Plan", "Retirement Plan", "Client Service" and "Corporate Social Responsibility". The Awards recognize Chubb Life in Hong Kong's achievement in crafting and delivering high quality life insurance products and services for our customers. They also reflect the company's profitable performance, significant value growth in products and services, development of innovative strategies, and diversification in capabilities and distribution channels among the life insurance industry. Michael Ho, Country President of Chubb Life in Hong Kong, said, "We are immensely proud to be the recipient of these pretigious industry awards for the third year, adding to a total of 50 awards since Chubb starts its life operations in Hong Kong in 2011. In particular, attaining the highest honour in both the "Mobile Usability" and "Wealth Management Platform" categories affirms our persistent efforts in enhancing customer experience and commitment in developing the high net worth market. We will continue to deliver the highest standards in all aspects of our business while striving for continous improvement. " Held for the third year, the Awards aim to recognize contributions and efforts of those financial institutions that have outstanding and profitable performance in the past year; and enhance the competitive edge and credibility of outstanding companies in the banking and financial industry. Judged by a panel comprising professors, financial analysts, legislative councilors and Bloomberg Businessweek/Chinese Edition's editorial board, the Awards are divided into 31 categories in three sectors -- banking, insurance, and investment banking/securities, scoring on market performance, growth, development and business strategy. To celebrate the achievements of Chubb Life in Hong Kong, from now till June 30, 2017, customers who successfully apply for designated insurance plan can enjoy up to 3-month premium waiver or up to 12% Super Bonus. Please refer to the relevant flyer for detailed information and conditions. Chubb is the world's largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company.  With operations in 54 countries, Chubb provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients.  As an underwriting company, we assess, assume and manage risk with insight and discipline.  We service and pay our claims fairly and promptly.  The company is also defined by its extensive product and service offerings, broad distribution capabilities, exceptional financial strength and local operations globally.  Parent company Chubb Limited is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CB) and is a component of the S&P 500 index. Chubb maintains executive offices in Zurich, New York, London and other locations, and employs approximately 31,000 people worldwide. Chubb Life, the life insurance division of Chubb, operates in 30 countries around the world. In Asia, Chubb Life operates in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam, and participates in a joint-venture in China. Chubb Life has been in Hong Kong since 1976, and launched its Global Wealth Management business from Hong Kong in 2015. To meet the financial protection and wealth management needs of its broad range of customers, Chubb Life in Hong Kong (Chubb Life Insurance Company Ltd.) offers a range of life protection, savings, accident and health insurance solutions through agents, brokers and banks. Additional information can be found at: http://life.chubb.com/hk


News Article | April 17, 2017
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Usability, ease of navigation and the overall user experience are all very important in analytics dashboard design—but equally important is understanding what the end user's objectives are when he or she uses an analytics dashboard or a user interface—because if you don't know what they want to get out of the analytics, you risk losing the user. Missing a target on an analytics interface can have serious repercussions. Entire analytics projects have been shelved—not because of the business value of what an app can do—but because of a poorly designed user interface or dashboard that was impossible to understand or to navigate to results. How do you avoid this pitfall? Sit down with your target user to determine exactly what types of answers from data they expect to get. There is a business process behind how the user cuts into analytics results just as there is a process on the analytics side to extract meaning out of raw data. To get to answers, the user needs instrumentation on their dashboard that enables rapid time to results. They might want to know in an eye shot how much sales are ahead of or behind target at this time of the month, or if there are any slowdowns in a city subway system. If there is problem with sales or the subway system, the dashboard or interface into the application must rapidly direct them to an actionable answer. This sounds simple, but it isn't. All too often, user interface and dashboard designers start the process by imagining how they would want to see data. They might not even be familiar with the thought or business processes that their end user uses. SEE: Salesforce bolsters Sales Cloud with more Einstein AI (ZDNet) If you're new to interface and dashboard designs for analytics, start with the basics and use best practices. A good entry point for beginners is to use tools like Google Analytics Help which illustrates and explains the practices and the steps for designing analytics dashboards with widgets, charts, geographical shapes and data. These best practices illustrate how to construct a dashboard or a user interface that is static and not interactive, but they give a good foundation. Common best practices include not putting too much data on dashboards so as to overwhelm the user, and selecting meaningful pictorial objects that can "tell a story" to a user in an eyeshot. Once you understand the business process you're supporting, move to more interactive analytics dashboards. The big trend in analytics dashboard design in 2017 is to make them much more interactive with their users, so that users can readily drill down to get at more detailed information when they need it. Here are some showcase examples: Nevertheless, the caveat remains that you should first understand your users' thought and business flows. Your goal is to create an interactive dashboard that can get the user to results with minimum effort. To illustrate, if a farmer wants to know which areas of his field are producing crops at lower yields, he wants to be able to drill down to check the soil content of lower yield areas so he can determine if a different fertilizer mix is needed. He doesn't necessarily need to know every characteristic of his field—unless he asks for it. SEE: DataGravity for Virtualization: Discover, analyse, protect and recover sensitive data (Tech Pro Research) One key to designing dashboards is keeping them simple and even unobtrusive. Simplicity of design is often captured by displaying only the top-level information that the user wants to know, and then giving them navigational tools that enable deeper probes if they want them. There are even cases where users don't even want to hear from their analytics, unless there is an alert situation that triggers a dashboard. This idea was summed up in a publication by a team of researchers who designed a dashboard for Zambian health workers to report and track incidences of malaria: "Choosing nimble tools that allow users to create and manipulate dashboards in an iterative fashion is optimal. When users have more control of the data, can experiment with the tools, and can guide development, they not only develop better products, they simultaneously build their own competency and insight." Also see: Special report: How to automate the enterprise (free ebook) 5 steps to turn your company's data into profit Amazon Alexa developers get new metrics to track skill usage and an API for location data How to build a data-driven organization that outpaces competitors Devs are from Mars, Ops are from Venus: Can analytics bridge the gap? (ZDNet)


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: FCT-07-2014 | Award Amount: 5.10M | Year: 2015

Interrogations of suspects in international crime are very difficult and require sophisticated skills, familiarity with different -cultures, laws and methods, and cross-border teamwork. Training law enforcement agents on how to conduct such interrogations is the key to fighting these crimes. LAW-TRAIN applies an interdisciplinary approach for international criminal interrogations. It will unify the methodology for such interrogations and will develop a distributed mixed-reality gaming platform that will provide training opportunities to teams of international interrogators anytime and anywhere. The platform will include a virtual human suspect that will be interrogated and generate dynamic verbal and body responses. The system will provide tools to generate new characters and new scenarios easily. An intervention agent will follow the training and comment online on the team members performance. LAW-TRAIN builds on advanced technologies of virtual and augmented reality to allow law enforcement personnel (and translators, lawyers and judges) from different countries located in different sites to conduct a collaborative investigative interrogation of one or more suspects. All the investigators will see each other and work as a team. Each of the trainees will have access to his/her countrys the information system and will be able to share this information with the other trainees as required in real criminal investigations. The investigational database will be directed at international organized crime focusing on international drug trafficking. However, the LAW-TRAIN engine is designed as a generic engine that will enable development of scenarios for other types of illegal activities as well as other cross-border teamwork training. LAW-TRAIN will be evaluated in an extensive field study with law-enforcement agents from four countries. This will be the first step in the deployment of LAW-TRAIN to fight international organized crime.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: MSCA-ITN-ETN | Phase: MSCA-ITN-2015-ETN | Award Amount: 3.38M | Year: 2015

With the rapid accumulation and processing of personal data by numerous organizations, it is of paramount importance to protect people from adverse uses of their data, while allowing them to enjoy the benefits the use of these data can possibly provide. This is the question of protecting citizens privacy, while enabling them to make informed decisions regarding their actions with privacy implications. The PRIVACY.US innovative training network will train thirteen creative, entrepreneurial and innovative early stage researchers (ESRs) to be able to reason, design and develop innovative solutions to questions related to the protection of citizens privacy, considering the multidisciplinary and intersectoral aspects of the issue. ESRs will be trained to face both current and future challenges in the area of privacy and usability. PRIVACY.US offers a combination of research-related and transferable competence skills that will enhance the career perspectives of the ESRs in both the academic and non-academic sectors. The consortium consists of five universities and five non-academic organizations. This deliberate and balanced construction will ensure that the project outcomes and impacts are maximal with respect to the call criteria and the EU policy areas regarding data security and privacy. The market potential for the generated knowledge is also a key element of this proposal. The consortium industrial partners are three SMEs, one large enterprise, and a data-protection authority. The ESRs will receive comprehensive training and engage in intersectoral collaboration. Through this collaborative effort, the project will make a significant contribution and impact to the ESRs future careers. It will also contribute to shaping future privacy policies and practices in Europe and will significantly advance the state of the art in privacy and usability research.

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