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Consumers Buffeted by Security Hacks Still Don’t Understand Data Privacy

In spite of being constantly worried about online security in the wake of numerous data hacks and security breaches among top Web companies and retailers, market research firm Toluna found that people still don’t really understand online privacy and data security. Three in five consumers (62 percent) said that they…

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OTA Announces 2014 Honor Roll Methodology

The Online Trust Alliance announced the methodology behind the forthcoming 2014 Online Trust Audit and Honor Roll, evaluating leading websites and mobile applications. This marks the fifth consecutive year OTA has conducted its Honor Roll Audit and Honor Roll report. As an independent online trust benchmark study, the Online Trust…

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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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Data Breach Payout for Consumers

In the wake of the Target data breach in December 2013, I’ve continued to think about the impact of data loss to consumers.  Historically courts have not shown to find “harm” being done to consumers where their data was lost or misused for marketing.  Typically there must be some financial…

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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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Ads Targeted at Sleep Apnea Sufferer Violate Canadian Privacy Law

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) just published a finding into a complaint made by an individual with sleep apnea. The individual had been searching for information about  Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) devices (a device that essentially forces you to continue breathing while you sleep), and…

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Will Nest Share Data With Google? Duh.

Quick post in response to articles like this one from Re/code and anyone who thinks…  Google bought Nest because it had a long track record of product sales success. (Two products in two years.) Google bought Nest because their products were brand new market-innovating leaders.  (Followed Honeywell, and you can…

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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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Full Text of the President’s Remarks on NSA and Surveillance

Remarks of President Barack Obama Results of our Signals Intelligence Review January 17, 2014 – Washington, D.C. As Prepared for Delivery At the dawn of our Republic, a small, secret surveillance committee borne out of the “The Sons of Liberty” was established in Boston. The group’s members included Paul Revere, and…