• Privacy

    Opt-in/Opt-out: How to Add Shades of Gray

    Update: See related CMO.com article The choice of opting in or out, as presented by many businesses to their customers, is a limiting one. Adding shades of gray to the options improves the likelihood that your customers will find one they like. Enlightened e-newsletters are already using this principle by allowing their readers to select [...]

    Opt-in/Opt-out: How to Add Shades of Gray

    October 26, 2013 • Privacy • 0 Comments

    Update: See related CMO.com article The choice of opting in or out, as presented by many businesses to their customers, is a limiting one. Adding shades of gray to the options improves the likelihood that your customers will find one they like. Enlightened e-newsletters are already using this principle by allowing their readers to select [...]

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    Distribution Scope, Security, and Useful Tools

    While working on the Facebook Privacy Informer App, we had to tackle the issue of “Scope of Distribution” of your personal information. Actually, this should be more properly named as “Scope of (Intended) Distribution”. Facebook privacy controls allow you to set the distribution of various aspects of your Facebook profile. In general, the controls allow [...]

    Distribution Scope, Security, and Useful Tools

    November 14, 2011 • Privacy • 0 Comments

    While working on the Facebook Privacy Informer App, we had to tackle the issue of “Scope of Distribution” of your personal information. Actually, this should be more properly named as “Scope of (Intended) Distribution”. Facebook privacy controls allow you to set the distribution of various aspects of your Facebook profile. In general, the controls allow [...]

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    The Unique Economics of Personal Privacy

    “Personal data is the new oil of the internet and the new currency of the digital world.” Meglena Kuneva (European Consumer Commissioner) Roundtable on Online Data Collection, Targeting and Profiling, Brussels, 31 March 2009 Personal Privacy, as it relates to internet commerce and social sites, has become a gating factor to increasing internet participation. Responding to [...]

    The Unique Economics of Personal Privacy

    August 17, 2011 • Privacy • 2 Comments

    “Personal data is the new oil of the internet and the new currency of the digital world.” Meglena Kuneva (European Consumer Commissioner) Roundtable on Online Data Collection, Targeting and Profiling, Brussels, 31 March 2009 Personal Privacy, as it relates to internet commerce and social sites, has become a gating factor to increasing internet participation. Responding to [...]

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    The Great Privacy Debate

    The alarm goes off at 5:30am. While you’re at the coffee maker, you check the day’s weather and headlines on your smartphone. The Fed’s report is due at 10:00am, the local team split a double-header the night before, and it looks like it’s going to be another scorcher – its already 83oF and climbing. In [...]

    The Great Privacy Debate

    July 18, 2011 • Privacy • 0 Comments

    The alarm goes off at 5:30am. While you’re at the coffee maker, you check the day’s weather and headlines on your smartphone. The Fed’s report is due at 10:00am, the local team split a double-header the night before, and it looks like it’s going to be another scorcher – its already 83oF and climbing. In [...]

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    Privacy and the Kool-Aid Man: Oh Yeah!

    One of the innovations we’ve worked on at DataBanker is our method for measuring the somewhat abstract concept of “Privacy.” The measurement and analysis of privacy factors is surfaced in a Privacy Score, providing feedback on an entire data portfolio, and as a graphic measurement of privacy disclosure for a single data source. Before I’m [...]

    Privacy and the Kool-Aid Man: Oh Yeah!

    June 30, 2011 • Privacy • 0 Comments

    One of the innovations we’ve worked on at DataBanker is our method for measuring the somewhat abstract concept of “Privacy.” The measurement and analysis of privacy factors is surfaced in a Privacy Score, providing feedback on an entire data portfolio, and as a graphic measurement of privacy disclosure for a single data source. Before I’m [...]

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    What is Privacy?

    Like others involved in the emerging privacy marketplace, I think a lot about what “Privacy” means. There are many ways to approach this question, and this post is just one of the ways that I have been thinking about answering it. When people talk about online privacy, what do they mean? Most “Privacy” concerns seem [...]

    What is Privacy?

    June 20, 2011 • Privacy • 0 Comments

    Like others involved in the emerging privacy marketplace, I think a lot about what “Privacy” means. There are many ways to approach this question, and this post is just one of the ways that I have been thinking about answering it. When people talk about online privacy, what do they mean? Most “Privacy” concerns seem [...]

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