Greetings! (March 1, 2008)
The matter of privacy touches many different aspects of personal and professional life today, and protecting personal privacy is, more than ever, paramount to corporate culture and responsibility. Early adopters of this tenet thus far may have escaped the shine of the data breach limelight. Others have been slower to embrace this philosophy. This edition of Inside 1to1: Privacy explores the mentality behind why data breaches occur and how organizations can...
Comfortable In Your Genes?: 23andMe Offers DNA Analysis and a Privacy Promise (March 1, 2008)
23andMe is a start-up company that performs DNA analysis and produces personal genetic profiles for its customers. It also plans to share some of the information it collects with the research community. In this article, Larry Dobrow examines 23andMe’s privacy policies and speaks with the company’s co-founder about the importance of transparency and “establishing a service that is secure and trustworthy.”
Leadership and Culture Drive Privacy Protections (March 1, 2008)
Most privacy breaches are not deliberate, but the result of carelessness. According to UK Information Commissioner Richard Thomas, the best defense is to “ingrain privacy focus and data protection into a company’s DNA.” This article offers specific strategies for fostering and reinforcing an organization-wide, pro-privacy culture.