Nuts & Bolts - Eye on Privacy: Find Safe Harbor in Privacy Policies
Warning: Some of what you may read these days is neither for the faint of heart nor for those who fear change. While I urge you to continue reading this column, I also urge you to continue to find new and creative ways to weather the economic storm within which we find ourselves. Even as we are confronted daily with bleak economic news, I find myself thinking about the old saw that “with opportunities come challenges.” I am comforted by this saying because I believe the reverse also holds true—challenges can be the bearers of opportunity. If you believe that, too, then these times may present opportunities like no other; at least since the last economic bubble burst.
On the privacy front, I am buoyed (my CEO currently is enamored with boat and ship metaphors—score one for me!) by the fact that as new business models are created and new partnerships formed (either by necessity or by newfound creativity), privacy continues to be top-of-mind.
I have seen this top-of-mind sentiment in action both within my own company, as potential partnerships and new business ideas are evaluated, and as a consumer. Even at a time when we’re all challenged by economic pressures, it is reassuring to see how so many organizations pay attention to privacy as they seek to leverage more or different data from multiple channels.