How Companies Must Respond to GDPR

Last week, we reported that Many Companies Remain Unready for GDPR. And now, we study how companies must respond to GDPR (the General Data Protection Regulation) by May 25, 2018. Just 17 days from today. In this post, we look at what companies must do. And we show what a global firm — Google — […]

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Would YOU Willingly Share Data with Third Parties?

As we have discussed several times, people are becoming more reluctant to share their personal data. And the recent and ongoing criticisms of Facebook illustrate this. Thus, where do you stand on this question? Would YOU willingly share data with third parties? To read our post from earlier this month on tracking cookies and privacy, […]

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Will Tracking Cookies Become Obsolete

One question arising among Web experts: Will Tracking Cookies Become Obsolete? First, let us define the term. According to PC Magazine: “A tracking cookie involves data stored in the user’s computer by a Web site being visited. ‘Third-party’ advertisers place these cookies there to monitor the user’s Web surfing habits. And many people consider them […]

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Must Read!! Build Stronger Passwords NOW.

Our posts on password security span the entire period of our (Evans on Marketing) existence. In each case, our goal is for you to build stronger passwords NOW. Today’s post is a MUST READ. These are some of our prior posts. They are presented in reverse chronological order. Password security is not a new or […]

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Unfriend Social Media Content?

As we have noted before, we spend lots of time on social media. And sometimes, we commit blunders! So here’s a question for you. Should YOU unfriend social media content? Consider these prior posts: Do You Protect Your Reputation?   Social Media Policy for Employees.   Does Social Media Use Harm Your Career?   Don’ts for Businesses […]

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YOU: Act Secure Online

Hacking and identity theft make us vulnerable in shopping with a credit or debit card. Whether in a store, over the phone, or online!! So, we need to do all we can to protect ourselves. You: act secure online. We have discussed security before. For example: Cybercrime Costs How Much?    Ransomware — What Can YOU Do?    Online Security. And consider […]

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Will Companies Be Ready for Europe’s General Data Protection Rule?

In the United States, consumer privacy rules are not as strong as they are in other areas of the world. Recently, the U.S. Congress voted to overturn a pending regulation that would require Internet service providers (ISPs) to obtain people’s permission before selling their data about them. President Trump then signed the rollback. As reported […]

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Bose Sued for Privacy Violations

We’ve posted many times about privacy issues (click here). But there’s a new lawsuit against Bose that could reshape the legal landscape for a number of companies. The video below is a good synopsis of the Bose matter. Two questions for you: (1) Do you think Bose will modify its policies and negotiate a settlement […]

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Do YOU Trust Companies with Your Personal Data?

We know that there have been incidents of stolen data around the world. These are involuntary hacks of our personal information. So, how do we feel about voluntarily sharing our information with companies? Many of us are rather reluctant to share more personal data due to concerns about identity theft, access to private information, and […]

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Ransomware: A NOT So Humorous Look

As we’ve reported before, the ransomware threat has many negative effects. Ransomware “is malware. The hackers demand payment, often via Bitcoin or prepaid credit card, from victims in order to regain access to an infected device and the data stored on it.” [Ransomware: The Smart Person’s Guide, by James Sanders] How pervasive is the threat […]

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