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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…

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PCAST Releases Report on Big Data and Privacy

Press Release reprinted below: PCAST Releases Report on Big Data and Privacy http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/05/01/pcast-releases-report-big-data-and-privacy Posted by John P. Holdren, Susan L. Graham, and William Press on May 01, 2014 at 12:09 PM EDT Earlier this year, President Obama asked his counselor John Podesta to lead a comprehensive review of policy issues…

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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…