You need to read this (Privacy for Humans By Alexandra Ross). The world is changing and YOU need to remain in charge of your life's privacy settings. This book is a helpful guide to both THINK about it...and DO SOMETHING about it.
I found Privacy for Humans to be a nightlight in the darkness; through the use of simple explanations and diagrams, the book suggests the adoption of a "mindfulness" approach and suggests steps you can take to protect yourself.
Malcom Gladwell writes in his book Tipping Point, “That is the paradox of the epidemic: that in order to create one contagious movement, you often have to create many small movements first.” These small movements may not seem like much until there is a real sea change. But there are moments when you can sense the tides changing, and we may be in the midst of one right now in the data privacy sphere.
Could the privacy tides really be changing? Making Headlines: Facebook & GDP
As you might imagine from the latest headlines and privacy scandals of the past few weeks, one of the hottest practice areas on the rise is privacy law. As David Lat writes for Above the Law: “What’s driving the boom in privacy law and the ranks of privacy professionals? Certainly major social and technological changes are behind it, but there’s also a more specific catalyst: the GDPR, the European Union’s sweeping regulation of data privacy, which takes effect on May 25. Amo
Social media’s profitability relies on the personal information we share, but what happens when we become more mindful of what we publish on our profiles and feeds? It may surprise you to learn that when we’re not shy about our privacy, social media giants have to turn to new strategies to try and encourage us to engage more often with their platforms. Could we be witnessing the twilight years of the age of oversharing? It depends. As platforms evolve so will the tactics used
Last week I participated in a panel discussion at The Privacy Identity Innovation Conference (PII2014). The PII2014 conference “explored where innovation is heading, what it means for the future of privacy and identity, and how to build trust in emerging technologies and business models.” The panel discussion “Building Trust Through Transparency: Listening to and Communicating with Users (Especially When Things Go Wrong)” focused on the value of transparency and the link bet
In this two-part series, we discuss ways in which you can take responsibility for your privacy. In part one below, we focus on your personal responsibility. In part two, we’ll talk about our social responsibility with respect to privacy issues. “The fact is that “responsibility”, the very word, has to be broken into two words. It means “response ability”. And response is possible only if you are spontaneous, here and now. Response means that your attention, your awareness, yo