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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…

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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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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…

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French published cookie use guidances

On December 16, 2013, the French Data Protection Authority (“CNIL”) published a set of FAQs to provide further guidance on how to obtain consent for the use of cookies and similar technologies. Overall Consent must be obtained each time these technologies are used for a new purpose and should be…

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Will Your Black Friday Deals Spy on You Afterwards?

So with all the camping out in front of the stores and BIG electronic deals that will be given away next week, this article “LG Smart TVs logging USB filenames and viewing info to LG servers” already had caught my eye once this week and then again when my good friend…

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Who is Responsible for Privacy Education?

On the back-end of the Direct Marketing Association annual conference here in Chicago I sit in my room thinking about all the good questions we had to answer here on privacy and marketing. I spoke on a panel “Top Five Privacy Issues… Revealed” and one of the question asked by Ginger Conlon, Editor-in-Chief…

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Yahoo! Mail Under Wiretapping Fire

Wendy Davis of Mediapost reported last week that Yahoo is also now being sued for scanning emails to target ads to their users. This comes on the heels of Gmail – also managing a class action suit in progress for essentially the same issue. Privacology.com Contributor Ben Isaacson recently discussed the latest…

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Need a Privacy Policy for your App? Try this…

Bloomberg Businessweek is reporting that MEF, a mobile content and commerce industry trade organization, has launched a privacy notice generator for app developers. As an investor and advisor to many start-ups I think this is VERY good opportunity for mobile app developers to learn and understand privacy issues when it comes…