Your staff needs to be “privacy aware”

When it is all said and done, no matter what policies you put in place, no mater what procedures you define, no matter what documentation has been written to support your privacy program, it is worthless unless your organization’s staff is knows that these tools exist making them “pri...

Do you really need that customer personal information?

How often have you been asked to fill out a form in a professional’s office and there is space for your social security number causing you to wonder “why do they need that?” Often, if you ask, you fill find that the office staff has no idea, it has just always been done that way...

Does your staff overshare your corporate private information

Watching the Olympics is a quadrennial event for me. There are sports I like to watch that never get any coverage except when the Olympics role around. This year for some reason I’ve started paying attention to the human interest stories featuring the athletes (something, as a guy, I am loa...

Legal requirements, policy & the right thing to do

Ever since I created my first social media account I have been asking myself who is responsible for protecting my privacy. I always come back to the same answer, “I am”. Ultimately, I choose who I provide information to, who I use my credit card with instead of cash, and what I post t...

Don’t ignore the basic good practices

My wife and I have spent the past few days traveling US 95. One night we stopped in a small town in South Carolina to spend the night at a national chain’s motel. With the expected southern hospitality, I received a wonderfully friendly reception from the person manning the motel’s de...
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