Both the Monsanto- and Farm Bureau-led set of privacy principles and the emerging models of farmers controlling monetization of their data may be a model of privacy that those promoting economic justice models around data use should be paying close attention to.
The undermining of better laws is bad, but worse is the way the Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2015 underscores a continuing failure of our leaders to fully understand the nature of the problems we face in the mare's nest that is consumer privacy and data security.
A world in which consumers feel powerless and uncertain; where companies lack clarity on how the rules of the road apply to their innovations; and where enforcement authorities have vague, limited tools to draw upon is unacceptable.
The details about the scale of NSA's surveillance activities made many people, both at home and abroad, question the security of their data, as well as the role of their service providers in giving the NSA access to it. But now Twitter is doing something about it.
Good defense will force those who want to surveil us to choose their targets, and they simply don't have the resources to target everyone.
In many cases, companies that previously built their businesses on promises not to collect or share personal data then were absorbed by companies without such commitments, betraying the trust users had placed in the original companies.
The privacy revolt is starting, and as more consumers become fed up with unsolicited ads and questionable marketing techniques, they'll turn to tools that help them protect their privacy and ultimately keep you from marketing to them at all. Take steps now to protect your customers -- and your business.
Just because I don't smile doesn't mean that I am unhappy. It just means that I am thinking about something that I consider important. It means that I am trying to find some space for myself in a public place.
Should students feel safe on campus? Should they access supportive services on campus if there is a need? Should they feel confident in seeking those services that their information will be protected and confidential? Presumably the University would answer 'yes' to those questions, but their actions show the contrary.
Imagine if retailers were to harvest the power of customer data in ways that would help an associate and customer quickly find each other so they could make their purchase and have a much more positive, personalized shopping experience.
Sensitive data leakage is of utmost concern to corporate management and it should be for a former First Lady and New York Senator as well as a sitting Secretary of State.
In hindsight, the digital economy has brought us many wonders. But I'm sad to say that every single "dark side" danger I mentioned in 1995's The Digital Economy has in fact come to fruition. I outlined eight issues. Here are the first four. You decide.
For years employers have offered worksite wellness programs, ranging from newsletters or gym memberships to high stakes incentive programs that change your insurance premiums by thousands of dollars if you lose weight, reduce your blood pressure or blood sugar levels, quit smoking or achieve some other health outcome.
We're about to enter an unprecedented era where what we do and how we communicate is fully integrated with stylish clothing and apparel. These advancements are exciting but we should perhaps proceed cautiously.
Given today's threat-filled landscape, no data is ever 100 percent secure. But by getting back to "basic blocking and tackling" by implementing simple or even mid-level controls, you can minimize and even mitigate a high percentage of the chances and affects of a breach.
BAM! There it is. Right in your face one morning when you check your social feed as news. That nasty little something that someone, a bot, or ...