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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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Business and wearable technology

Over the past few weeks I have been wearing my Google Glass in public. The experiences have been invaluable to my understanding of the privacy implications of wearable technology. Lately I have been giving some thought to the business policy challenges the technology presents. Continue reading this post…

Posted on February 17, 2014 by Bob Siegel - No Comments
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A Privacy Pro and Wearable Technology

Privacy professionals, including myself, have been warning of the dangers to privacy from wearable technology. The concerns I have been expressing have been based on reported product capabilities, anecdotal evidence, and published reports. So when I had the opportunity to join the Google Glass Explorer program, I jumped at the chance.
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Posted on December 22, 2013 by Bob Siegel - No Comments
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“There is no privacy, get over it”

I am sure you have heard this several times since Scott McNealy, Sun’s CEO, first said it back in 1999, “You have zero privacy anyway. Get over it”. After 14 years it seems Americans haven’t gotten over it. A Pew Research study shows more people are concerned about the government’s surveillance than terrorism (Few See Adequate Limits on NSA Surveillance Program). The implication is that people are becoming more privacy aware. If this is the case, what does that mean for business?
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Posted on July 31, 2013 by Bob Siegel - No Comments
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A visit to a new doctor raises privacy questions

Recently my wife and I have begun finding new doctors and dentists. While filling out the paperwork at each office we are being asked for our driver’s license numbers and I was not sure why.  Also, being a privacy person, I read the privacy policies at these offices and sometimes had questions.  So, much to my wife’s chagrin, I asked about these two items. Continue reading this post…

Posted on July 21, 2013 by Bob Siegel - No Comments
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Privacy and the Cloud

Cloud computing provides an opportunity for businesses to lower costs and increase their computing infrastructure’s flexibility. When utilizing a cloud service provider for additional storage, computing power, or a full application you should look into the privacy implications as these are multidimensional. Continue reading this post…

Posted on June 5, 2013 by Bob Siegel - No Comments
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Valuable functionality can cause a privacy breach

Last Friday it was revealed that reporters from Bloomberg News could retrieve information from the profiles of subscribers to Bloomberg’s data terminals as well as the subscribers’ system usage (NYT article here). While I agree with the characterization of this incident as a “mistake”, wasn’t this really a violation of basic privacy principles?
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Posted on May 12, 2013 by Bob Siegel - No Comments
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How easy are you to find using limited personal information?

This weekend I was involved in an event that allowed me to see just how easy it is to find an individual given a minimum of personal information. I knew it would be easy, but how easy was the surprise. Continue reading this post…

Posted on May 5, 2013 by Bob Siegel - No Comments
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Fingerprints, privacy notice, and theme parks

My wife and I recently visited a major theme park and were surprised that our fingerprints were requested when we entered. While I understand the good business reason the fingerprints were requested, I remain dumbfounded why I could not find a privacy notice that disclosed how the information was being protected.
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Posted on March 10, 2013 by Bob Siegel - No Comments
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Privacy observations while waiting for a memory upgrade

Deciding I needed a memory upgrade for my laptop, I went to the nearest Best Buy on the advice of another retailer. Things got a little complicated allowing me to spend about two and a half hours in the store. This gave me a chance  me to see how this particular Geek Squad protected privacy. My experience with privacy and the Geek Squad had been very positive at another location, but this experience left some things to be desired.

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Posted on February 17, 2013 by Bob Siegel - No Comments
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