Peg Kuman

Jessica Nable's blog is focused on how companies can manage and improve their corporate reputation. With over 15 years of corporate, B2B, financial services, and technology communications experience, Nable is an experienced senior strategic communications consultant who helps organizations build deeper relationships with press, clients and prospects, current and prospective employees, and lawmakers. Reach her at and connect with her on LinkedIn. 

The emergence of "big data" as an enterprise concern for many businesses and organizations is, as with most trends, both an opportunity and a concern. I recently was involved in reviewing new and recent Aberdeen Research on "Big Data"—how it is defined, how it is changing information volume (astounding in quantity), variety (both structured and unstructured, with tremendous pressure to integrate and make sense of it), and velocity (pushing the insight, analytics and business rules that flow from such data to lines of business that can best profit from it).

Last week, we talked about finding a balance between fair information practices and effective business practice, and we looked at the elements of a best-of-class privacy policy. Today, a best-of-class policy needs to exceed what's expected, including in the arena of transparency. This week, we're going to turbo-charge your best practices, so you can become a leading example of what "best" really means.

Last week, I explained that we are migrating from a push marketing world to a pull marketing world—a change that will usher in fresh opportunities for marketers, as well as new, more restrictive points-of-view from regulators. This week, let's consider what you might add to your privacy policies and practices—both online and offline—to offset such restrictive viewpoints.

Consider this: As marketers, we are living in a time of drastic change. We are migrating from a push marketing world to a pull marketing world. As that happens, new forces and factors will create new, innovative opportunities for marketers and new, more restrictive points of view from regulators. What to do? For starters, you must employ best practices in all that you do in using, sourcing, storing and managing data.

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