Posts tagged as data

Construction output fell by 0.6% in second quarter

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia (CSB) August 11 show that,   compared to the second quarter of 2019, in the second quarter of 2020 construction output reduced by 0.6 % (according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices). Construction output in construction of buildings decreased by 5 %, in civil engineering – by 7.7 %, but in specialized construction activities it rose by 12.3 %. In the second quarter of this year construction output…

LMT and MikroTik create high-capacity data network for scientists

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Latvian technology companies Latvijas Mobilais telefons (LMT) and MikroTik have set up a unified network of high-capacity data transmission to help doctors and scientists in the fight against many diseases, LMT told Latvian Radio July 29. With the data network available to scientists so far, large amounts of data for genome research had to be sent for several days or even transported by road on external hard drives. It has long made the…

Data Inspectorate questions arrival registration process

Monday, July 20, 2020

The Data State Inspectorate (DVI) has concerns about whether the written questionnaires completed by travelers will actually be processed and data will not be collected unnecessarily, Latvian Radio reported July 20. DVI Director Jekaterina Macuka said in an interview with Latvian Radio that the main objection is the way in which data are collected. “If we realize that there are many arrivals, there are thousands of questionnaires, will it really be possible to…

Google Maps data shows pandemic habits

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Anonymized data Google Maps has gathered from mobile phones over the past few weeks shows that in Latvia there’s been a 50% decrease in visits to retail and recreation locations, and a 48% decrease in visits to transit stations, according to data published by Google in the COVID-19 Community Mobility Report on March 29. The data shows a slight drop among visits to grocery and pharmacy locations (-22%) as well…

Google’s health care ambitions now involve patient data

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Google announced a partnership with a large U.S. health care system aimed at modernizing its information system and providing new tools for doctors, in the tech giant’s latest foray into the health industry. Announcement of its arrangement with the Catholic health care system Ascension followed a Wall Street Journal report on Monday that Google had access to thousands of patient health records without doctors’ knowledge. Both companies stressed that their deal is compliant with federal health-privacy…

$5 billion fine doesn’t mark the end of Facebook’s troubles

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Facebook will pay a $5 billion fine for privacy violations and will be subject to broader oversight, but ongoing probes in Europe and the U.S. could present even bigger headaches for the company. The FTC fine is by far the largest the agency has levied on a technology company. The settlement also comes with restrictions and government oversight. Facebook for a decade had largely been trusted to regulate itself and keep its…

NATO StratCom does not consider FaceApp more dangerous than Facebook

Saturday, July 20, 2019

The US Democratic Party is concerned about Russian-made FaceApp, which allows its users to imagine how they might look like when they are old and retired. NATO StratCom, however, does not consider the app to be more dangerous than other apps users entrust their personal data with, as reported by Latvian public media. Latvia-based NATO StratCom has told public broadcaster LTV programme Panorāmathat it is currently not possible to tell if FaceApp supplies its user data to…

Bank of Lithuania will promote Open Banking development

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The public consultation on Open Banking launched by the Bank of Lithuania drew considerable expert attention and provided constructive feedback. Therefore, the Bank of Lithuania is planning to invite market players for further discussion on specific Open Banking measures that would produce more smart financial services for businesses and citizens. ‘Market participants welcomed the majority of measures proposed by the Bank of Lithuania. All respondents approved the proposal to create…

U.S. citizen leaks data on thousands in Singapore with HIV, government says

Monday, January 28, 2019

An HIV-positive American has leaked online the names of 14,200 Singaporeans and foreigners also diagnosed in the city-state with the human immunodeficiency virus, the Health Ministry said on Monday. U.S. citizen Mikhy Farrera Brochez lived in Singapore from 2008 and was convicted in 2017 on numerous drug-related and fraud offences, including lying to the Ministry of Manpower about his own HIV status, the Health Ministry said. He was deported after…

Journalists won’t have to pay for registry access

Friday, October 5, 2018

Lithuania’s government said it made a principled decision on Thursday to ensure that media representatives get free access to data from the Center of Registers. Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis says the decision was made during the government meeting on Thursday. “Journalists won’t have to pay for data from the Center of Registers. The data price will be compensated with state funds,” he told BNS Lithuania. The government has not announced…