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Top Privacy Resources (But You Don’t Have to Take Our Word for It)

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The best online resources for reading and learning about data privacy If you grew up in the 1980s and 1990s, chances are high that you have a soft spot for LeVar Burton. Before the internet put the world at our fingertips, Burton and his…
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How to Manage the Hands in Your Cookie Jar Using Cookie Consent Management Systems

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You’ve probably heard the saying “A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand.” It’s proof of a global obsession with tiny balls of butter, flour, sugar, and eggs. While the flavors and shapes vary by region, every culture has a seemingly…
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Celebrating World Data Privacy Day in 2022 (and How You Can Make It a Data Privacy Year)

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Our favorite time of the year is finally here—and yes, we know the winter holidays have already come and gone. But as much we may love warming up with a cup of hot cocoa (topped off with unreasonable amounts of marshmallows, please!), there’s…

What Is Included in a Privacy Risk Assessment?

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Every action and adventure movie in the history of movies has a scene that looks like this: IN SECRET LAIR -- NIGHT Hilariously funny computer-nerd sidekick with crushing social anxiety is talking with an uber-suave, secret super-agent…
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Best in Show: How to Build an Exemplary Preferences Center

Thanks to cable TV and Christopher Guest’s hilarious Best In Show mockumentary, even cat people are familiar with the snobby, persnickety world of dog competitions.  The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is the second-longest-running sporting…
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Data Privacy as a Service

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There is a lot of *aaS-es in the world of cloud-based computing. No, no.  That’s not what we meant. We’re talking about X-as-a-service options. First, there was SaaS, or Software as a Service. Originating in the 1960s as terminal…
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What Is Opt-In and Opt-Out and How to Do It Right

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Until the mid-2010s, there were almost no comprehensive laws protecting digital privacy for anyone except children, and even those laws were few and far between. This lack of government oversight gave industries almost no motivation to create…
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May the Force Be With You: How Fintech Companies Can Leverage the Power of Data Privacy

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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, all banking had to be done in person. Mobile deposits didn’t exist, stocks couldn’t be bought and sold on a cell phone, account statements were snail-mailed, not emailed, and friends had to pay…

Keeping Cybersecurity Awareness Month in Your Heart (and Your Programming) Year Round

Ahhh, October. Changing leaves, dropping temperatures, pumpkin spice everything. What’s not to love? One of the best things about the only month to start with an O? Our favorite holiday, one that unites people around the country, is in…

Doing the Right Thing as Marketers to Build Trust

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Hint: privacy is the right thing.  Do the right thing as marketers to build trust. —Jon Dick, VP Marketing, Hubspot For marketers, privacy can be a four-letter word. After all, your entire job is to get your message in front of as…