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Category Archives: Data Privacy

How bad data can lead to good decisions (sometimes)

By Roger M. Stein – ComputerWorld Before companies can profit from big data, they often must deal with bad data. There may indeed be gold in the mountains of information that firms collect today, but there also are stores of contaminated or “noisy” data. In large organizations, especially financial institutions, data often suffer from mislabeling,

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Top 4 data privacy tips

By Hamish Barwick, @HamishBarwick – Computerworld There is less than a month to go before the Australian Privacy Act amendments come into effect on 12 March with serious fines for companies and individuals who breach the Act. Under the Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Bill 2012, Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim will be able to

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New data privacy laws: What you need to do to comply

By Byron Connolly – CIO Many organisations still not ready for the change, says Henry Davis York’s Matthew McMillan Building privacy into your products and services from the get-go is important, says Henry Davis York’s Matthew McMillan In just over a month, Australia will have a new set of data privacy laws with harsh financial penalties

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Daniel Cummins, Director at Marketsoft, talks Data Security for ADMA [VIDEO]

Daniel Cummins, Director @Marketsoft What are some of the common traps that organisations fall into which can result in a breach of data security? Daniel: It’s not something that can be approached casually. Information security must be approached proactively. Organisations have a clear due diligence responsibility. Without an intentional approach, a breach will inevitably result

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Celebrate Data Privacy Day on Jan. 28th and Empower Others to Protect Their Privacy Throughout the Year

Source PR Newswire (PRESS RELEASE) Annual Day of Awareness will Focus on Making Data Stewardship Everyone’s Priority WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Data Privacy Day on January 28th will convey the importance of data privacy and stewardship to digital citizens across the world and its official coordinator, the National Cyber Security Alliance, is calling on

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Next privacy battle may be waged inside your car

By Jaclyn Trop, The Sydney Morning Herald Garmin sells a windshield-mounted camera and data recorder. Photo: Garmin Cars are becoming smarter than ever, with global positioning systems, internet connections, data recorders and high-definition cameras. Drivers can barely make a left turn, put on their seatbelts or push 100 km/h without their actions somehow, somewhere being

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France fines Google maximum penalty in data privacy row

By Emmanuelle Trecolle, Yahoo Finance @y7finance Google’s logo at the Google cultural hub in Paris on December 10, 2013 France’s data protection watchdog on Wednesday fined Google 150,000 euros ($205,000) — the maximum possible — for failing to comply with its privacy guidelines for personal data. The fine, though tiny for a group that made

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Data privacy: 10 ways to make sure you comply

By Kathy Salter, @Marketsoft By now, most marketers are familiar with the data privacy changes in place since March 2014. But do you know exactly what the rules are now and what you need to do about them? This article provides a clear summary of the changes in the rules and ten things key things

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Marketsoft: Data Services [PRESENTATION]

By Marketsoft, @Marketsoft At Marketsoft, we believe that marketing should be all about the customer, and that data provides an unprecedented opportunity to establish this dynamic. Used effectively, data allows marketers to shift their mindset from a dated product-centric mentality, to one where all marketing actions are ultimately defined by the customer. View our latest

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Australians concerned about customer-data driven business models: study

By Harrison Polites Australians are deeply concerned about how companies use their personal data, with a new study revealing that consumers are uneasy about business models that traffic off customer information. A survey of 1000 Australians commissioned by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner found that 78 per cent of respondents were uncomfortable with

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