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Memo to Facebook: A Platform Isn’t a Community

Memo to Facebook: A Platform Isn't a Community

What do data security and scalable online moderation have in common? Both are plaguing Facebook right now, and both indicate a profound milestone in the evolution of the Information Age. For many years, tech companies and consumers alike have been confusing the term “platform” with the term “community.

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GDPR: A Deeper Look At the Data Protection Officer Role

GDPR: A Deeper Look At the Data Protection Officer Role

Deciding whether or not your company needs a data protection officer under the EU’s forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation is not always an easy or straightforward decision. What’s worse, the difficult decisions don’t end once you have come to a conclusion that, in fact yes you do need one.

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10 Tips for Protecting Data in the Workplace

10 Tips for Protecting Data in the Workplace

At the beginning of January, Octoly, a marketing firm based in Paris, France, that pairs celebrities with products as part of endorsement campaigns, inadvertently released the personal details of some of social media’s top names from the likes of YouTube, Instagram and Twitter as the result of a data

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9 Ways to Jumpstart Your GDPR Compliance Program

9 Ways to Jumpstart Your GDPR Compliance Program

The General Data Protection Rule (GDPR) goes into effect May 25. That's less than four months away for those of you counting. However, according to a report from the UK Government, many of you are not paying attention. The British Government reported Jan. 24 in its "Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2018: Preparations for the new Data Protection Act"  that less than half

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How to Deal With IoT Security Threats

How to Deal With IoT Security Threats

Depending on who you listen to, the Internet of Things (IoT) will reach either 26 billion or over 200 billion devices by 2020. Estimates of market size cover a similar spectrum, with experts predicting IoT will become a $1.9 trillion (Gartner), $7.1 trillion (IDC) or $19 trillion (Cisco) market by

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How Marketers Can Prepare for the GDPR

How Marketers Can Prepare for the GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will impact businesses as a whole, but marketers in particular will need to rethink their approaches in order to remain on the right side of the regulation. We've already looked at the big ways the GDPR could affect marketers. So let’s take a

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