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Mobile devices and business privacy

Before smartphones there were cameras. Businesses precluded the use of cameras within their premises by policy to protect intellectual property and privacy. Now, mobile devices have changed the rules (or at least bent them).

Smartphones and tablets have become standard tools for our every day business and personal lives. Unlike cameras, the use of these devices is usually not banned in the workplace. In fact in  many cases their use is being encouraged. The flexibility of these mobile devices, including the ability to take pictures, record voices, or take credit card charges,  add risk to the protection of privacy (personal information for customers / employees and intellectual property for the business).
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Posted on February 3, 2013 by Bob Siegel - No Comments
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Don’t be too quick to publish a privacy notice

Having a privacy notice for customers to review is an essential part of any privacy program. When Delta Airlines added a privacy notice to their mobile app, “Fly Delta”,  to comply with California law, the policy did not reflect reality. When creating a privacy notice you need to say what you do and do what you say.
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Posted on December 10, 2012 by Bob Siegel - No Comments
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Facial recognition, familiarity, and the creepiness factor

Several weeks ago there were a number of articles on  British Airways googling their VIP passengers before boarding a flight. This practice allowed BA to step up their  level of customer service including recognizing these people by name as they arrived. BA could also gather all sorts of personal information about these customers so “creepy alarms” went off.
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Posted on August 20, 2012 by Bob Siegel - No Comments
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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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