UK firms more worried about Brexit than GDPR

IT decision makers across the UK have begun to see how data regulation can positively impact their organizations’ commercial operations according to new research from NetApp. The firm surveyed IT managers, CIOs and CTOs across 501 UK-based businesses to find that more than half (53 percent) say that data regulation has or will have a positive impact while only 18 percent have seen or anticipate a … Continue reading UK firms more worried about Brexit than GDPR

Brexit and GDPR: what businesses should be doing to prepare for a ‘no deal’ scenario

The increasingly real prospect of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit has serious implications for businesses across the UK. One very real concern is what impact a ‘no deal’ scenario would mean in terms of the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). https://www.techradar.com/news/brexit-and-gdpr-what-businesses-should-be-doing-to-prepare-for-a-no-deal-scenario Continue reading Brexit and GDPR: what businesses should be doing to prepare for a ‘no deal’ scenario

Here is the one reason why companies are getting data protection wrong

Today marks the 13th annual Data Protection Day, a day aimed at raising awareness and promoting good data privacy practices around the world. The past year saw vast changes impacting the UK’s data protection landscape, not the least of which is due to the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) officially coming into play. The regulation means that regardless of the industry or location, any … Continue reading Here is the one reason why companies are getting data protection wrong

Why Silicon Valley’s “growth at any cost” is the new “unsafe at any speed”

Video: For years, Ashkan Soltani has warned of Facebook’s privacy-eroding tendencies. If there’s one person outside of government who has stood against Facebook’s crashing wave, it’s Ashkan Soltani. Late last year, the independent privacy researcher was suddenly called to speak before the UK Parliament about Facebook’s privacy practices, simply because he happened to be in London and, in his own words, “was just a dick on Twitter.” Source: Why … Continue reading Why Silicon Valley’s “growth at any cost” is the new “unsafe at any speed”

EU copyright laws face uncertain fate after 11 countries reject proposal

Internet giants like Google might breathe a little easier in Europe… at least, for now. The EU has called off January 21st negotiations for a final vote on the controversial Copyright Directive after 11 countries, including Germany, Italy and the Netherlands, said they wouldn’t support the latest version of the proposal. European Parliament Member Julia Reda noted that most of these countries (Croatia and Portugal are exceptions) have previously argued that … Continue reading EU copyright laws face uncertain fate after 11 countries reject proposal

Mood among Dutch business leaders darkens ahead of Brexit

A new study among leaders in the Netherlands has found that an air of pessimism has descended upon Dutch executives in the last twelve months. Geopolitical uncertainties arising from the culmination of Brexit in 2019 and the tumultuous Presidency of Donald Trump are anticipated by many business leaders to have a knock-on effect on the economy of the Netherlands in the coming year. Source: Mood … Continue reading Mood among Dutch business leaders darkens ahead of Brexit

Most People Use LinkedIn Wrong – chrisbrogan.com

I feel bad for LinkedIn. I think it’s one of the least understood tools and platforms in the modern digital landscape. Heck, maybe I’m using it wrong, too. But I want to talk you through what I see as the value and opportunity for employing LinkedIn for your business pursuits. How To Be More Effective … Source: Most People Use LinkedIn Wrong – chrisbrogan.com Continue reading Most People Use LinkedIn Wrong – chrisbrogan.com

LinkedIn violated data protection by using 18M email addresses of non-members to buy targeted ads on Facebook

LinkedIn, the social network for the working world with close to 600 million users, has been called out a number of times for how it is able to suggest uncanny connections to you, when it’s not even clear how or why LinkedIn would know enough to make those suggestions in the first place. Source: LinkedIn violated data protection by using 18M email addresses of non-members to buy targeted ads on Facebook Continue reading LinkedIn violated data protection by using 18M email addresses of non-members to buy targeted ads on Facebook

LinkedIn cuts off email address exports with new privacy setting

A win for privacy on LinkedIn  could be a big loss for businesses, recruiters and anyone else expecting to be able to export the email addresses of their connections. LinkedIn just quietly introduced a new privacy setting that defaults to blocking other users from exporting your email address. That could prevent some spam, and protect users who didn’t realize anyone who they’re connected to could download their email … Continue reading LinkedIn cuts off email address exports with new privacy setting

Spotting complacent characters in the workplace

Although we spend over a third of our lives at work, most of us are professionally unsatisfied. According to Gallup’s State of the Global Workforce report, a mere 15 per cent of workers worldwide claim to be actively engaged in their jobs. While there are regional variations, the figure never exceeds 40 per cent and the productivity cost to the global economy is estimated at a massive … Continue reading Spotting complacent characters in the workplace