Facebook reveals plans to pivot to privacy-focused platforms

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The watch word, says CEO Mark Zuckerberg, is privacy. In a blog post , he added that as he thought about the future of the internet, “I believe a privacy-focused communications platform will become even more important than today’s open platforms.”. “Zuckerberg is a master of leveraging #privacy for anti-competitive advantage,” Soltani said on Twitter. Then there’s the fact that Facebook’s privacy promises have historically been broken.

How to balance personalization and privacy in communications

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Namely, the desire for greater data privacy and protection from exploitation are causing tensions in how brands seek to reach their destination. Some call this the “privacy paradox.” At the same time, however, consumers are more willing than ever to exchange information for convenience and personalized brand experiences. The data privacy dilemma. The post How to balance personalization and privacy in communications appeared first on PR Daily.

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Report: Consumers say tech companies can do better on privacy and more

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A recent FleishmanHillard report about reputation management and technology highlights the struggle to maintain consumers’ trust amid data breaches, privacy concerns on social media platforms, and increased hate speech online. In March, Facebook founder and chief executive officer, Mark Zuckerberg, wrote in a blog post : … [T]here’s also an opportunity to build a simpler platform that’s focused on privacy first.

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Is Google Glass Just Another Nail in Privacy’s Coffin?

Melissa Agnes

A look at Google Glass’s privacy issues and terms of service by Judith Delaney, attorney. This leads me to and enforces my second reason for writing this article: The use of Google Glass to invade and violate the privacy of others. It is in the form of a pair of glasses you wear with a little device on the right hand side that contains a camera, microphone, display, touch-pad and battery that enables you, as the user, to view, collect and share information wherever you are.

Study: Privacy important, but not expected

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Most people will tell you they value their privacy—but they expect less and less of it, according to a Pew Research Center study. Though the study revealed American’s attitudes regarding government surveillance, the report contained important information for marketers and PR pros. Despite the low expectation of privacy, 91 percent say they haven’t changed the way they use their phones or the Internet in order to keep their information private.

As privacy concerns increasingly lead to brand disengagement, marketers need solutions

Agility PR Solutions

Data privacy is no longer just a marketing outreach obstacle—it’s now a full-fledged business issue: new research reveals a whopping 84 percent of adults have decided against engaging with a company because it needed too much of their personal information—and three in five consumers have gone so far as to delete an app from their […]. The post As privacy concerns increasingly lead to brand disengagement, marketers need solutions appeared first on Agility PR Solutions.

Tightening privacy laws presenting challenges to online marketers

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As cyberspace expands, the government is tightening regulations relating to security designed to protect people’s privacy. Last August, the GDPR went into effect in the European Union, designed to give consumers greater protection over their data by requiring companies to get explicit consent to obtain personal information. The post Tightening privacy laws presenting challenges to online marketers appeared first on Agility PR Solutions.

Can you have privacy under a spotlight?

PR in High Definition

There’s no doubt that the recent revelations surrounding Facebook and Cambridge Analytica have brought the notion of personal privacy under even greater scrutiny. Do the same privacy rules apply? For many companies, this notion of privacy may not just be a personal matter but also a business one. Being in the public eye and under a spotlight poses risks, so how can you still ensure that the person concerned has some level of personal privacy?

In a pro-privacy move, Apple would limit marketers’ tracking ability

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However, this technology has been an invaluable source of information for marketers looking to learn about potential buyers. Apple asserts that it can protect privacy while still offering marketers valuable feedback on their campaigns. It wrote in a blog post : As more and more browsers acknowledge the problems of cross-site tracking, we should expect privacy-invasive ad click attribution to become a thing of the past. Eg: Profits > Privacy.

PR pulse—Americans’ data privacy attitudes on GDPR’s anniversary

Agility PR Solutions

The regulation, which gives EU citizens more control over their personal data by mandating how businesses must handle that information, has attracted great interest around the world. The post PR pulse—Americans’ data privacy attitudes on GDPR’s anniversary appeared first on Agility PR Solutions. GDPR went into effect in the European Union a year ago last month.

When A Privacy Breach Is A PR Crisis: How To Avoid It

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The unauthorized disclosure of private information is particularly tricky in crisis management terms. Most choose to defend themselves by emphasizing the illegal nature of a typical hack, but it’s a very difficult position to maintain through several news cycles featuring hacked information. There’s almost no way to come out unscathed if a leak or hack results in the disclosure of newsworthy information.

Samsung answers privacy concerns over TV voice recognition

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Privacy advocates and a good many social media users were not pleased to discover this line from Samsung’s privacy policy for its Internet-connected Smart TVs: Please be aware that if your spoken words include personal or other sensitive information, that information will be among the data captured and transmitted to a third party through your use of Voice Recognition.

Apple takes swipe at Google and others with privacy-themed billboard

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Apple hopes that its strong stance on privacy can help preserve its brand reputation and strong customer bond. CNBC reported : The message, which takes up about 13 floors of building, says: “What happens on your iPhone, stays on your iPhone” with the URL to Apple’s privacy website. The sign sends viewers to a URL where Apple elaborates on its privacy bona fides. It writes: At Apple, we believe privacy is a fundamental human right. link] #ces #privacy #iot.

Can you have privacy under a spotlight?

PR in High Definition

There’s no doubt that the recent revelations surrounding Facebook and Cambridge Analytica have brought the notion of personal privacy under even greater scrutiny. Do the same privacy rules apply? For many companies, this notion of privacy may not just be a personal matter but also a business one. Being in the public eye and under a spotlight poses risks, so how can you still ensure that the person concerned has some level of personal privacy?

Data, Privacy and Why Solo PR Pros Should Care

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Data has always informed the work of public relations professionals, but the sheer volume of information available today raises a new set of ethical and moral questions about what we collect, curate, share, and use. It recently came to light that Cambridge Analytica , a political research firm, purchased information on more than 50 million Facebook users. The company used the information to micro-target voters in US elections.

Viral snark over a Peloton ad, McDonald’s enters ‘chicken sandwich wars,’ and Twitter launches data-privacy hub

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Twitter introduces data ‘Privacy Center’. The social media platform launched a hub to “provide more clarity around what [it’s] doing to protect the information people share.” It will house privacy and data-protection initiatives, announcements and products, along with security alerts. Today we are updating our Terms and Privacy Policy and launching the Twitter Privacy Center.

WhatsApp takes a stand on privacy by encrypting users’ data

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As you can imagine, this will do nothing to foster good will in the already tenuous relationship between the United States government, which would seemingly prefer to be able to see everyone’s data all the time, and tech companies in Silicon Valley, which are receiving increasing user demands for more privacy and security. What do you think about WhatsApp recent stance on privacy and encryption? The Apple/FBI row may be over, but users’ security concerns remain high.

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.

Privacy vs. progress: protecting users from data-gathering

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Despite the potential for using data to improve PR efforts, it is important to consider the impact this information can have on the average consumer, as this gathering of data could blossom into a personal privacy issue. Mozilla’s fight for privacy. During the last several years, Mozilla has introduced features and held events that fight data gathering tactics and promote user privacy.

5 Questions with Mark Cuban About Online Privacy

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It might seem like a contradiction that an executive and celebrity with a huge public persona would be blazing trails for online privacy, but billionaire Mark Cuban is doing just that. Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks and a star of CNBC’s Shark Tank , takes privacy so seriously that he has multiple business interests devoted to helping individuals and companies send and receive messages and post on social media more securely and more privately. We take privacy seriously.

How Privacy Conscious Brands Can Gain an Edge on the Competition

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As consumers become warier of digital ads that infringe on their privacy, brands must think of ways to relate to their customers without appearing to intrude on them. Is there an opportunity for brands to get ahead by establishing themselves as privacy-conscious, at a time when targeted — even invasive — ads are the norm? Is Privacy Consciousness the New Corporate Social Responsibility? How to Change the Privacy Narrative and Public Perception.

Social Media Takes What We Give It

HMA Public Relations

Due to privacy concerns, the popular video app Tik Tok might not be around for much longer. Does this mean that using Tik Tok is an invasion of privacy? Just like with any other social media platform, Scott thinks that the information you voluntarily share online doesn't pose a privacy concern. Featured Social Media HMA Public Relations Influencers privacy Scott Hanson social media Tik Tok TikTokTik Tok goes the clock!

Bits, Bytes and the Ethics of Data


Data has always informed the work of PR professionals, but the sheer volume of information available today raises new ethical and moral questions about what we collect, curate, share and use. Revelations about Cambridge Analytica arrive at a time when organizations are already making privacy changes to comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which took effect on May 25. The regulation has reshaped privacy laws across Europe, and also applies to U.S.

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Google admits ‘error’ in failing to tell consumers about Nest microphone

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But it’s a privacy-conscious world now, where a company like Purism appeals to consumers by selling laptops and phones with hard kill switches for microphones and webcams. Engadget wrote : It’s the latest in a series of privacy-related blunders for the company. privacy / Google says Nest microphone was 'never supposed to be a secret' – Business Insider [link].

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Who Is Fighting Fake News? [article]

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has radically changed journalism and public relations , two industries that rely on the free exchange of information and ideas. ” It’s a war of information being waged on keyboards and in the cloud and it affects all of us. The online communications revolution has unleashed a Pandora’s box of disturbing problems that threaten privacy, democracy — even the concept of objective truth. Web 2.0

AT&T, Comcast and Verizon strike out against internet privacy backlash

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Comcast, Verizon and AT&T are promising not to sell users’ browser history in the wake of successful congressional vote last week to get rid of regulations that protected users’ privacy online. In fact, we have committed not to share our customers’ sensitive information (such as banking, children’s, and health information), unless we first obtain their affirmative, opt-in consent. Verizon is fully committed to the privacy of our customers.

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Sample questions include: How confident are you that the following are effectively protecting your private financial, medical or other personal information: Your bank. Which would you trust more to protect your personal information from a cyber attack? Do not pay the ransom, even if it will likely make it difficult to access your bank or credit union accounts and expose your financial information to criminals. More information is available at ReputationUs.com.

What to Do When Your Internal Communications Goes External


There has, perhaps, never been a greater premium on the “propriety” aspect of “proprietary information.” Though transparency is key, it’s important to realize the risks of sharing sensitive information digitally. Thought Leadership email privacy employee communications internal communication leadershipAnything written inside an organization should be treated as if it could quickly go public.

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

Melissa Agnes

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. This framework is similar to the European Union’s Directives around the protection of an individual’s personal and private information.

Why Millennials Won’t Unplug From Facebook


” However, for some services, Facebook’s function extends beyond easier log-ins and simple information sharing — it informs the entire app experience. Millennials are apathetic about digital privacy. Recent studies show a paradox in the millennial perspective on digital privacy. However, the American Press Institute found that only two in 10 millennials say they “worry a good deal or all of the time about their information being available online.”

What Does Canada’s New Anti-Spam Legislation Mean for your Organization?

Melissa Agnes

For more information about this new Act, feel free to follow the below links (which I also used as references and the quotes included within this post): Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation. Online Privacy Laws and Regulations The Canadian Government has introduced a new Anti-Spam Legislation. This Act takes effect on July 1, 2014 and applies to Canadian organizations or individuals sending commercially electronic messages to other Canadian organizations or individuals.

Physician Internet Defamation: How Doctors Can Deal with False Reviews and Protect Their Reputation

Melissa Agnes

A note about HIPAA: The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is essentially medical privacy legislation that, for purposes of this blog, prevents physicians from discussing patients and information about their health. We typically advise physicians to only provide information on general office procedures, and not anything specific about a patient or treatment of that patient. By Whitney C.

A letter to break your heart


Print letters are becoming rare as we share more information via email and social media instead, and we are presented with more and more options to pay bills online and conduct all of our banking over the ‘net. Ironically, some recipients might feel that their privacy has been invaded. If you’d like to know more about Scam Disruption Project, read the ACCC warning signs for scam relationship s and the very useful and detailed information on Scamwatch.

Stuck in the middle


They also have access to information and insights that are afforded to a select few in most companies. Our privileged status comes with tremendous responsibility to protect the company’s privacy and safeguard confidential information. At the same time, we must balance our obligation to the broader public and ensure the free flow of information so that our audiences have the best data available to make decisions.

Australia Joins Other Nations Investigating Facebook

Ronn Torossian

The purpose of the investigation is to determine if Facebook violated Australia’s privacy laws. Angelene Falk, information and privacy commissioner for the Office of the Australian Information Commission, told the media: “Given the global nature … READ MORE ». Now, the Facebook debacle that began with Cambridge Analytica has gone “global.”

Accidental data breaches are on the rise—is corporate email to blame?

Agility PR Solutions

As fears of compromised privacy and data breaches looms over Corporate America, new research from email security firm Egress reveals that nearly half (44 percent) of execs believe employees have erroneously exposed personally identifiable information (PII) or business-sensitive information using their company email account. The firm’s new report, Current Status of Data Privacy Compliance, also […].

Five ways marketers can prepare for GDPR

PR in High Definition

Facilitated by Firefly CEO Claire Walker, our team of experts included Simon Morrissey, Head of Data and Privacy at law firm Lewis Silkin, Nicholas Dunn-McAfee, Head of Policy and Research at the PRCA and Simon Loopuit, CEO and founder of trust-hub. From a reputation perspective, handling data in a respectful manner shows your customers that you are safe guardians of their personal information. No more ‘why is this company spamming me and how did they get my contact information?’.

Talk to me

Stephen Waddington

One in four voice users have searched for information about fitness, food and drink, health, retail, and travel and leisure. Barriers to adoption Privacy of data and accuracy are two key reasons given for people not using voice.

Getting Back on the Right Path

Waxing UnLyrical

Apparently there are better ways to handle this, as Matt Gemmell explained in the post that initially revealed the privacy breach. They took full responsibility, completely deleted all of the user information on their servers, changed the option to upload this data to opt-in and already submitted an updated version of their application to Apple. Business Guest Posts Marketing Social Media Dave Morin Michael Schechter Path privacy breach responding to criticism

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