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Category Archives: Privacy

The Privacy Landscape

Land Grab A phrase that is quite common today is, “Data is the new oil.”  Many companies have recognized the truth of this analogy and are racing to acquire as much of it as possible.  There is money to be made by being among those who are able to extract value from this vast and […]


Message in a Bottle Email is popular.  (And for my next understated observation…) and not very secure.  Okay, so everybody knows how to send an email but not everybody knows that email messages are sent in “clear text.”  This means that anything sent in an email can be viewed by anybody along the message’s route […]

Data Inventory

Blissfully oblivious. Companies of all sizes become the victims of their own ignorance when they learn that they’ve breached data they didn’t even know they had.  If it’s true that “you can’t fix what you don’t know is broke” then it should follow that “you can’t protect what you don’t know you have.”  The first […]

Data Destruction

How Many Passes? Frequently, I think of the little boy who consulted the owl to find out how many licks it takes to get to the Tootsie Roll center of the Tootsie Pop.  The owl’s response: “Let’s find out.  One… two-hoo-hoo… three.  Three!”  I think about that sage old owl each time the topic of […]