Who’s Insuring Your Privacy?
The Federal Trade Commission is trying, but we live in a country where the mantra remains “Buyer Beware.” Unless you’re reading the privacy policies on every service, application and connected electronic you utilize, and make a conscious effort to control the collection and use of your data by not using certain applications, you’re challenged to protect your own privacy. Once you’ve agreed to share your data, you can’t control its safety.
This week, I added a fascinating read to Research & Trends, the Federal Trade Commission’s “Privacy & Data Security Report 2017.” It reads like the Netflix mini series Dirty Money, (which I find riveting, while infuriating). In this report, you’ll read about cases against Lenovo, Uber and Vizio, and realize how little control we have over the security and protection of our data once it’s captured, even by brand names we hope to trust.
Example of Instagram:
Example of LinkedIn:
Example of Facebook:
Polisis will show you very similar data for LLBean, Netflix, Shutterfly etc. and helps you visualize the amount of data these companies are obtaining and the great responsibility they have for it’s protection.
As data privacy and data security go hand in hand, I’d be remiss if I didn’t point out the new “Cost of Cyber Crime Study” posted to Research & Trends. The study, by Ponemon Institute, provides an in-depth discussion of the rising cost components of managing cyber attacks, those industries experiencing the most incidents, and insights into best technological investments to improve security postures going forward. This is a good report to share with your network, prospects or re-post to social media.
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