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Health data at peril. Treasury & Risk notes that July turned out to be the worst month for four years in terms of healthcare data breaches in the United States. 42 incidents left 22 million people’s healthcare data exposed, according to the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HSS’s) Office of Civil Rights.

Leasing headache just got worse. Treasury Today takes a detailed grip on the impact on treasurers by new accounting standard IFRS 16, which targets leases. “The IFRS 16 lease accounting standard brings transparency to the balance sheet but, for most finance functions, is a source of rather a lot of extra work,” it writes.

So where did you find that number? Treasury Today is also behind an interesting look at what is called data lineage – the art of not just sourcing data but also keeping track of where it comes from. Treasurers’ work is looking increasingly like that of data scientists.

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Pill against Brexit could be costly. Another recent article from the magazine looks at how worries for Brexit are sparking demand for complex currency hedges – for good and bad.

Middle East, not Middle Ages. Treasury Management International sports a long-text overview of how the journey into the digital age is impacting treasury departments across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), beyond the stereotypes many externals have of the region.

Tech wonders. The Global Treasurer features a look at what technology-led trade finance will be coming to look like in the future – as well as a case study on how the Johnson Electric corporation let technology remove several challenges in payments compliance.

Oh, my truck paid already. Last but not least … Our sister publication PostTrade 360 is among the news sites picking up Daimler’s and Commerzbank’s debut in blockchain-enabled machine-to-machine payments, a truck autonomously paying to a charging station.  Those interested in the topic may also enjoy looking back at our own summary from a presentation on similar topics at this spring’s Treasury 360 Copenhagen conference.

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