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This morning I was listening, much to my children’s chagrin, to NPR as I dropped them off at school. One subject that came up was a new push by the […]

But Why A.I.?

During this past week we celebrated Data Privacy Day. As we usually do, Privacy Ref offered a free two hour presentation to introduce privacy to anyone interested. With over a […]

Trends in privacy tools

The latest trends in the latest privacy operations management tools To keep up with the ever-changing privacy landscape, a lot of businesses have begun tracking their privacy program daily operations […]

CIPP Exam Advice

I had promised Bob that I would take the CIPP/US exam “before the end of 2022” and pushed that to the limit. On December 27th, I took the exam and […]

Should training be “fun”?

We want training to be something that our participants can enjoy. We also know it takes a surprising amount of energy to pay attention to something that may not be […]

Achieving Operational Compliance: Analyzing the Gaps

You’ve created a data inventory, you’ve mapped your processes, and researched the laws and regulations that are applicable to your business. Not surprisingly, there are some gaps between your practices […]

Is there a National Do Not Mail List?

And how does it affect my marketing activities? Opt-out mechanisms for consumers For companies engaged in direct marketing activities, the opt-out mechanism is a known and growing complicating element. The […]

Learning From Nerds: Please Read the Rules

It has been no secret that I am a nerd. One place my inner nerd particularly surfaces is my love of board games. From your most basic game of Scrabble, […]

Scope Creep

When new technologies arrive on the scene, there is a rush to use them everywhere. Bluetooth technology led to including it in almost any new product regardless of whether it […]