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What is the difference between privacy and security?

One question that I am frequently asked is “what is the difference between privacy and security?” It sounds simple enough, but the response often gets complicated. Maybe an analogy will help. Continue reading this post…

Posted on May 24, 2016 by Bob Siegel - 1 Comment
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Three privacy thoughts to start 2016

Over the past few days I have been pondering everything that has happened in privacy in 2015 and the impact on organizations. My intent was to write a retrospective blog entry, but this morning I decided to look ahead and not in the rear-view mirror. So here are three thoughts to kickoff 2016. Continue reading this post…

Posted on December 31, 2015 by Bob Siegel - No Comments
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Privacy Impact Assessments: Organization-specific or Generic PIAs

I recently had a conversation with a colleague about privacy impact assessments, PIAs, and the tools available to administer them. We quickly became philosophical, trying to weigh whether a generic tool would work or if something that is organization specific is necessary.
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Posted on December 7, 2015 by Bob Siegel - No Comments
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Cost of a data breach: $201.00 or $0.56 per record?

It is the season for annual data breach reports to be published. This year a statistic that has raised interest is the average cost of a data breach. One report shows a figure just above $200 while another show less than $1. While, as you will see, both these numbers provide interesting guidelines, they may be irrelevant to your business.
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Posted on May 11, 2015 by Bob Siegel - No Comments
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Radio Shack’s Privacy Notice Oversight

rshacklogoGrowing up I spent a good amount of time at Radio Shack. I liked to “play” with electronics just to understand how things worked. It always bothered me that they asked for my zip code for every transaction, but they still got my money. That may be in part why I became a privacy professional.

I continued to visit the chain in recent years, mostly for batteries and replacement parts. How was I to know that, in spite of their privacy notice, Radio Shack would eventually try to sell my personal information during their bankruptcy. Continue reading this post…

Posted on March 26, 2015 by Bob Siegel - No Comments
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5 Privacy Priorities for Business for 2015

In 2014 there seemed to be a new data breach every week. Be it credit card data, student information, social security numbers, or corporate intellectual property, the personal information of any business’s clients, employees, or of the business itself were exposed. Here are 5 priorities that you should consider for your business as we embark on 2015.
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Posted on January 1, 2015 by Bob Siegel - No Comments
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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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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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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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It’s just a leak
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