International Organization Releases Guidelines for Ag Data Research

International Organization Releases Guidelines for Ag Data Research

An international agricultural research group has created a set of guidelines for organizations using agricultural data in research projects. 

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Do Farmers Still Care About Ag Data Privacy?

Do Farmers Still Care About Ag Data Privacy?

Farm Credit Canada’s recent farmer survey shows that ag data concerns have not changed much in the last five years.

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Cybersecurity Threats to Precision Ag

Cybersecurity Threats to Precision Ag

One of the most common questions I am asked when speaking about ag data privacy issues is:  Why would an outsider want my ag data? The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) just released a report addressing this question: Threats to Precision Agriculture. 

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Does GDPR Apply to North American Ag Data Platforms?

Does GDPR Apply to North American Ag Data Platforms?

Should a US or Canadian ag data platform--whose farmers are located only in North America--become GDPR compliant?  Here are the questions you should ask to determine the answer.

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Three Privacy Lessons Ag Tech Providers Should Learn from Facebook's Troubles

Three Privacy Lessons Ag Tech Providers Should Learn from Facebook's Troubles

Facebook's recent privacy breach has made me wonder whether these same missteps could happen to an ag tech provider. What should we learn from what happened? 

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Can an Ag Tech Provider Collect Data without Your Consent?

Can an Ag Tech Provider Collect Data without Your Consent?

During a recent webinar, an audience member asked:  "Can a machine track and send data to the manufacturer without the owner's consent?"  I think you could even broaden this question to ask: "Can a machine can send data to a manufacturer without the owners' knowledge?"

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LinkedIn Case Shows the Limits of Data Ownership

LinkedIn Case Shows the Limits of Data Ownership

A recent ruling on a case involving LinkedIn's collection of user data helps answers some, but not all, of our questions about how the law will ultimately treat ag data. 

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Ag Data Survey: Providers Must Do More to Explain How Data is Used

Ag Data Survey: Providers Must Do More to Explain How Data is Used

American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) conducted a survey of farmers to determine whether their attitudes about ag data had changed since the prior survey a couple years ago.  The results were very interesting. Most farmers still do not have a solid understanding on what happens to their data when they move it from on-farm storage to cloud-based storage with an ag tech provider (ATP).

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