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In the Moment Marketing

Mindfulness can be seen as the practice of “being in the moment” – but what does this actually mean? Does it mean that if we’re mindful we should never think about the past or the future, never try to plan or to reflect on our past experience? Actually, being “in…

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It’s My Data, Not Yours Best Friend

I love my friends, I really, really, really do, but sometimes I just want to do the “Leroy Jethro Gibbs” head slap  against their tiny little brains for doing the things they do on the Internets (yes I know it’s misspelled) and even begin to include me in their “mistakes”  of…

Burnt Cookies

First Company Found (burnt) in Violation of Dutch Cookie Rules

Little shocked that this came so early for cookies, but considering all the data protection issues that has come up of the last year I’m not. On May 13, 2014, the Dutch Data Protection Authority published the findings of its investigation into the compliance of an online advertising agency YD…

My Trusty Gavel

Google and EU Privacy Ruling

So first I need to apologize to everyone here that we’ve been a bit busy this last two or so quarters in our respective businesses. Some being start-ups, some being employment changes, and some also being due to travel schedules being so hectic before the summer/holiday season kicks up. For…

LinkedIN

Too Much Hyper-Transparency

Ok, this has Ryan and I laughing a bit today. This week we touched on how Slideshare, which mind you is owned by LinkedIn, did a great job on their recent privacy change notice. They explained everything in a consumer manner and didn’t get all technical and legalistic. While we are…

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Hyper-Transparency

I can’t recall where I heard the term “Hyper-Transparency”, but when I do use it in a room of people I am teaching privacy processes to, they all seems to nod their head in agreement and understand the application of such a term to their data governance programs and data…

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Users Concerned About Someone Else Reading Their Email

I don’t know if any of you have seen this report, but eMarketer put out a report saying that according to research from Virtru conducted by Harris Interactive, more than 8 in 10 worry about email service providers reading their email. Relatively few people were “extremely concerned,” while a plurality fell into…

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Why Europe is wrong to kill Safe Harbour

I woke up this morning to this great piece about how U.S. Safe Harbour is NOT the problem in data governance between the United States and the European Union. I love Cynthia Rich from Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) points in all this especially “concerns about mass surveillance are not just limited…

Remembering Mortality

R.I.P. Data appending

What do I mean by that? Simple, as I’ve said 100’s of times now, buying or trading data from sources that have no impact on relevancy to your customer base will always get you in trouble. Brands still need to be reminded over and over that they now live in…

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Ireland updates cookie use guidances

The Irish Data Protection Commissioner published December 19, 2013 updated cookies guidance that includes examples of consent mechanisms. The Commissioner indicated that consent can be obtained either explicitly through the use of an opt-in check box, or implicitly, meaning that the user must be notified that continued use of the website…