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Human Errors Will Create Privacy Issues

Regardless of the technology you put in place, the safeguards you have implemented, and the training you have provided, ultimately the success of your privacy program relies on the individuals in your organization. The most recent example of this came at the expense of the US National Women’s Soccer Team (USWNT). Continue reading this post…

Posted on February 8, 2016 by Bob Siegel - No Comments
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Tom Brady, Joe Namath, and Privacy

Like many Americans I grew up idolizing football players, quarterbacks in particular. Joe Namath and Tom Brady are among those I have enjoyed watching play. Who would of thought that these two men who played in different eras would provide examples for a privacy discussion for business.
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Posted on August 12, 2015 by Bob Siegel - 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 - 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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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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“It’s only an email address!”

Facebook, Ubisoft, and Morningstar are all recent examples of data breaches that involved the unauthorized release of email addresses. In one of several conversations I have had about these events some people could not understand why others were upset about the release; after all, they are only email addresses. Here is how I explained it.
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Posted on July 9, 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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Will Sandy cause a privacy nightmare?

The images coming from the New York metropolitan area this week have been mind numbing. Having grown up in the Rockaways has driven home the impact of the devastation that one storm has caused.  If you know of someone caught in the middle of all this, I hope they have fared well in the grand scheme of things.

Rightfully, the primary focus has been on the safety and well being of those affected by this disaster. Finding food and shelter for the victims while clean up and rebuilding efforts are put in place must be a  priority; it is good to hear the reports of how these items are being addressed. However, while the victims pull their lives back together those of us on the outside need to help them think about what’s next?
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Posted on November 5, 2012 by Bob Siegel - No Comments
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May 31, 2019

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June 13, 2019

Fifty States, Fifty Laws


The big news lately is that individual states are proposing their own privacy laws. California has the California Consumer Protection Act and now New York and Maine have also proposed laws. There has been discussion of a federal law, however it seems unlikely that any kind of landmark legislation on privacy passes through to be signed. How is a business to be ready for up to 50 different laws?

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June 12, 2019

Privacy Comes at a Price
At Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference last week, the message was all about Privacy. Apple has been more privacy-minded than other tech companies – that’s not news and it’s why I have an iPhone. They’ve introduced some interesting privacy features, such as showing location tracking, which I think is pretty cool. I don’t leave my location setting on, rather turn it on when I need directions and then back off. It’s tedious, but I’m not confident that when I’ve turned off location services, apps aren’t tracking me even though I said “no”. Sadly, I don’t think no means no on the Internet. So, I’ll be able to see if I’m right or wrong. Continue reading this post...

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