Facebook launches ‘Privacy Checkup,’ most agencies offer social media services, and Starbucks closes 2,000 stores in China

PR Daily

We wanted this year’s Super Bowl effort to not only raise awareness, but also financial support for the incredible research and innovative treatments happening at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine, where Scout is still a patient. Here are today’s top stories: Facebook launches privacy tool. Why it matters: Along with responding swiftly in the face of a crisis, make sure your messages focus on the people affected by both the crisis and your actions.

Zoom criticized for privacy and data concerns, Airbnb apologizes and pledges $250M to hosts, and NPR skips April Fools’ Day

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Also: Influencers’ communities ask how they can help, Uber offers free rides for frontline health care workers, how communicators are sharing information during the pandemic, and more. Here are today’s top stories: Zoom slammed for privacy concerns and data sharing. As the virtual conference platform’s membership and meeting numbers are sharply rising, so are privacy concerns. However, convenience doesn’t negate people’s right to privacy. CRISIS DAILY NEWSLETTER.

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Future of PR and social media for International Air Transport Association crisis communications conference

Stuart Bruce

Stuart Bruce speaking at the IATA Crisis Communications in the Social Media Age conference. (c) This morning I gave a keynote at the global ‘Crisis Communications in the Social Media Age’ conference in Istanbul. But why be afraid of big government when we freely provide our life story to social networks and give up our privacy to airlines in return for a bribe of a few more air miles. Our notions of privacy and confidentiality will be challenged.

Addressing media inquiries when an employee has coronavirus

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They want to be communicated with on a frequent basis so that they know what’s going on at all times, whether the news is good or bad. See what you can personally do to help them or their families during this time of crisis. All companies should have a crisis communications policy in place. Think now of a strategy about what you might want to communicate to the public. Say as much as you can without jeopardizing the privacy of the worker.

In earnings call, Facebook discloses $3-5B in fines—and Wall Street yawns

PR Daily

Facebook says it is preparing to pay a hefty fine to the Federal Trade Commission for privacy violations stemming from the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The company made the announcement coinciding with a positive earnings report where the company demonstrated revenue growth and promised to continue its structural reorganization towards privacy. RELATED: Learn how to prepare, defend and promote your organization during a crisis. ]. Crisis Communications Social Media Facebook

Brand managers gird for Calif. privacy act, Blizzard backtracks after criticism, and women-led organizations earn more

PR Daily

Good morning, PR pros: The California Consumer Privacy Act will take effect Jan. Communicators will have to become more savvy about data collection in light of privacy concerns and restrictions to provide consumers with valuable content and offerings. RELATED: Join us for our Leadership and Executive Communications Conference ]. That initial response just piled onto Fisher Investments’ PR crisis.

What You Don’t Know About Malaysia Airlines and How They’ve Handled the Crisis of Flight MH370

Melissa Agnes

By Judith Delaney, Attorney and member of Agnes + Day’s Crisis Intelligence Team. As part of my contribution to the Agnes + Day team I have the opportunity to share with you developments around the world relating to protecting the privacy of all people when they either voluntarily or out of necessity, like purchasing an airline ticket, provide their personal and private information via digital platforms. Better understanding the crisis of flight MH370.

Virgin Media, T-Mobile and more disclose data breaches; YouTube demonetizes ‘coronavirus’; and Tito’s Vodka corrects a COVID-19 fallacy

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Also: Free-doughnut Fridays for Dunkin’ loyalists, Google to index by mobile-friendly websites, most communicators don’t quite get SEO, and more. T-Mobile also announced a data breach that exposed customers’ financial and personal information. Your financial information (including credit card information) and Social Security number were not impacted. Data privacy and protection are extremely important to Princess Cruises and the company regrets this incident.

Popeyes’ chicken sandwich gooses profits, Google’s HR exec steps aside, and Tyson lays off 500

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These numbers are especially useful for communicators working with global teams and clients, and it can serve as a reminder to anticipate and provide flexibility with meetings and other workforce activities. ABC 7 KATV reported : “We have an ongoing focus on financial fitness to make sure our business remains competitive. Rakuten told Motherboard in an email this was introduced to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

Google, Microsoft and Verizon challenge Zoom, retail sales decline to new low, and PlayStation launches ‘Play at Home’ campaign

PR Daily

Hello, communicators: Ahead of its 100 th birtrhday, Land O’Lakes removed the “butter maiden” from its packaging—an image that Eater described as “a non-specific American Indian woman with a feather in her hair, kneeling and presenting the consumer with a container of butter.”. Meanwhile, Zoom has turned to security consultants and privacy experts to fix its security issues and fix its image following a slew of negative headlines and “Zoombombing.”. CRISIS LEADERSHIP BOARD.

Tips for Pitching to the Media

Critical Mention

They’re capitalizing on being extraordinarily relevant and piggybacking on the data privacy lawsuit Facebook is currently facing. Passionate about all things communications, Jolie found her dream job as a copywriter with Critical Mention, where she’s continuing her passion for writing and editing. With a background working for high-profile clients in the financial, hospitality and technology industries, she’s excited to bring her experience to Critical Mention.

Instagram offers ‘Product Launch’ stickers, Credit Suisse’s COO departs over spying scandal, and how communicators will use email in 2020

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The IPO market has tightened, and communicators will have their hands full trying to convince skeptical investors that they’re offering the next Facebook or Google. The invasion of Khan’s privacy along with other mysterious aspects of the incident have caused a scandal prompting Bouée’s departure. Why it matters: When addressing a crisis, it can help to acknowledge the problem in plain terms. 6 top concerns for corporate communications leaders.

How Your CEO Can Save Your Company?s Image

Critical Mention

When a company faces a crisis, its CEO must step up and restore his or her organization’s PR image in a crisis. Strong leadership and a carefully-crafted crisis communications strategy can help a company recover its image and earn back its audience’s trust. These examples will provide your team with strategies on how to communicate effectively and reboot your reputation in the public eye.

Should the U.S. have Google’s “Right to be Forgotten” too?

David PR Group

“Initially what we are seeing is the right to correct outdated personal records such as private information, phone numbers, financial details, address, current employment, etc. ” While this news is biggest in Europe, it also affects the ongoing debate in the United States about privacy and information posted on the Internet about private U.S.

Avast scrambles after data-collection reports, Boston Market’s bawdy Twitter fail, and emoji become more inclusive

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I firmly believe it will help Avast focus on and unlock its full potential to deliver on its promise of security and privacy. Why you should care: Evaluate your data-collection methods and ways you use consumer data now, before you’re forced to comply with regulations or you become the focus of a privacy crisis (whether of your own making or by association).

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Learning From Past Crises to Navigate Post-COVID-19

Reputation Us

When it comes to navigating crisis, I have been in the eye of many storms. As the president of ReputationUs and with 28 years of experience behind me, I have been striving to refine the art of managing corporate reputations during a crisis into a well-honed specialty. But when it comes to crisis communications and reputation management, I believe they can learn plenty from previous crises to navigate us through this pandemic. How will you communicate this difference?

Google races to shutter Google+ after huge second data breach

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FREE GUIDE: 3 things you (probably) didn't know about crisis communications ]. We have always taken this seriously, and we continue to invest in our privacy programs to refine internal privacy review processes, create powerful data controls, and engage with users, researchers, and policymakers to get their feedback and improve our programs. We will never stop our work to build privacy protections that work for everyone.

Lawyering up on Data Protection and Cybersecurity

The Stalwart Blog

Dave Oates: Hey, thanks for joining us for another edition of the Public Relations Security video cast where we talk to experts in all facets of crisis events and crisis management. Metaverse Law focuses exclusively on data privacy and cybersecurity, so I help businesses with their compliance obligations under these new privacy and cybersecurity rules, bring in third parties to assess the security systems and help them deal within an instant.

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5 Strategies to Prevent Security Breaches

Reputation Us

Meanwhile, “Healthcare executives must consider another potent, and often more far-reaching risk of suffering a mega-breach,” explains Casey Boggs, president of LT Public Relations, a communications firm that specializes in healthcare, legal and crisis communications. Advance preparation and understanding can help your hospital manage a crisis. Strategy #2: Have a Crisis Communications Plan that Includes Social Media.

Walmart garners backlash for pro-gun shirts, Olive Garden offers lifetime pasta pass, and 70% of employees want job training

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Related reading: In a crisis, beware the false memory phenomenon. Why you should not avoid confrontation in a crisis. Walmart KOs violent-video displays but keeps guns, Uber spins bad financials, and blackface at Belgium’s Africa Museum draws ire. Why it matters: Though Google continues to struggle with antitrust and privacy concerns, the feature does offer opportunities for savvy communicators looking to attract more candidates and boost brand recognition.