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Privacy Awareness: Training lays the foundation

A successful privacy awareness program includes ongoing activities to keep privacy “top of mind” for the members of an organization. It supplements a privacy training program that conveys information in a formal learning environment. For an awareness program to meet its goals, a training program must prove the foundation for your privacy program. Continue reading this post…

Posted on September 7, 2014 by Bob Siegel - No Comments
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You Cannot Spell Privacy Without Generation Y

This September, the IAPP is holding a Young Privacy Professionals event during their Privacy Academy in San Jose.  I was given the opportunity to assist in putting this event together, and believe it will be a great way to meet other young privacy professionals.  Most importantly, it shows an investment in the future of privacy.
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Posted on September 2, 2014 by Ben Siegel - No Comments

 


Wearable Recording Devices and Invasion of Privacy

Wearable recording technologies will prove enormously useful in many circumstances. Their use is not inherently incompatible with personal privacy. Nevertheless, they will make possible eavesdropping and common-law invasions of privacy on an unprecedented scale, to the point where these technologies will eventually force a redefinition of what the common law recognizes as private.
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Is your organization “privacy aware”?

Every time I read the news it seems there is a new data breach impacting client or employee privacy.  Just last week UPS, Supervalu, Community Health Systems, North Dakota University, Shaw’s / Star Market  / Albertson’s, and Schnucks have all been mentioned in articles related to new or recent data breaches.  Of course there are also the ongoing articles discussing the costs and other ramifications of the Target breach.

According to the Ponemon Institute‘s 2013 Cost of a Data Breach Study: Global Analysis, 35% of all data breaches due to to a human factor such as a negligent employee or contractor. Breaches attributed to human factors can be avoided by improving your privacy awareness program. Continue reading this post…

Posted on August 24, 2014 by Bob Siegel - No Comments
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Crisis Communication Plans and Data Breaches

Think of a data breach as not only a possibility, but also a likely crisis scenario for your company. A breach will cost your company not only money but can deeply damage its reputation.

When was the last time your company reviewed its crisis communication scenarios and, most importantly, added data breach to the top of this list?
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Posted on August 6, 2014 by Dianna Fletcher - No Comments
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Does your call center share too much personal information?

If you have done business with a company and reach out to their call center, how do they authenticate who you are? Do they ask you for personal information or ask you to verify personal information? Continue reading this post…

Posted on July 17, 2014 by Bob Siegel - 1 Comment
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A First Timer’s Assessment

Assessments are an important part of implementing and maintaining a strong privacy policy for your organization. Earlier this year, I went along for an assessment that Privacy Ref was doing for one of our clients. What made this even more interesting was that it was a reassessment to see how policies and procedures had changed from the previous assessment. Continue reading this post…

Posted on July 8, 2014 by Ben Siegel - No Comments
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A First Timer Prepares for (and Passes) the IAPP Foundation Exam

Studying for any exam is nerve racking. Students always have questions, such as the following:

 
I asked all of these when I began preparing for the IAPP Foundation exam.
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Posted on June 29, 2014 by Ben Siegel - No Comments
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You can lead a friend to water…

Yes, I admit I have a Facebook account. I even belong to a group or two. One of a group’s members seemed to be asking for way to much personal information over the past few weeks, but the other members really don’t seem to care. Continue reading this post…

Posted on June 20, 2014 by Bob Siegel - No Comments
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Technology cannot address all privacy concerns

On any given day there are seminars, webinars, and other talks about security’s role in protecting an enterprise’s information. Each one I attend seems to focus on how technology can save the day, but I suggest that technology cannot be the entire answer. Continue reading this post…

Posted on April 28, 2014 by Bob Siegel - 1 Comment
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September 3, 2014

2014 IAPP Privacy Academy
Let us know when and where we can meet with you in San Jose.

We are also hosting a Networking Session at 11:30 until noon on Thursday the 18th.

Additionally, Ben Siegel assisted in arranging the Young Professionals Networking Event on the 17th.

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September 7, 2014

Privacy Awareness: Training lays the foundation
A successful privacy awareness program includes ongoing activities to keep privacy "top of mind" for the members of an organization. It supplements a privacy training program that conveys information in a formal learning environment. For an awareness program to meet its goals, a training program must prove the foundation for your privacy program. Continue reading this post...

September 2, 2014

You Cannot Spell Privacy Without Generation Y
This September, the IAPP is holding a Young Privacy Professionals event during their Privacy Academy in San Jose.  I was given the opportunity to assist in putting this event together, and believe it will be a great way to meet other young privacy professionals.  Most importantly, it shows an investment in the future of privacy. Continue reading this post...

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