January 25, 2022

Data Privacy Week: 6 Best Practices for Your End Users

How much do your employees know about data privacy?
The reality is most employees aren’t aware of how their personal information is collected and used by most modern organizations. That said, with Data Privacy Week 2022 fast approaching, there’s no better opportunity to learn more about this topic.

January 20, 2022

Verity IT’s Top 5 Data Privacy Tips for 2022

The past year has thrust cybersecurity into the spotlight and created a new focus on evolving security strategies and data protection for businesses. While this new decade promises vast technology development, it’s even more important for all internet users to be vigilant in protecting their privacy.

January 29, 2021

A Balancing Act: The Fine Line between Personalization and Privacy

There are two opposing truths at the top-of-mind for chief information officers across the world:
1. Customers want personalized, customized experiences to fit their in-the-moment needs.
2. Society at large is becoming more and more wary of companies tracking, mining, and, in the case of some companies, monetizing their data.

January 29, 2021

The Connection Between Consumer Privacy and Business Data Breaches and Looking Ahead in 2021

For the last fifteen years, the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) has tracked publicly-reported data breaches to identify trends, attack vectors, case studies, the number of people impacted by data breaches and much more. The release of the 2020 ITRC Data Breach Report and launch of the ITRC’s data breach tracking tool supports the Data Privacy Day 2021 initiative to help build trust among consumers and promote transparency around data collection practices.

January 28, 2021

It’s National Data Privacy Day

Today is National Data Privacy Day, when many organizations and government agencies, including the FTC, join together to raise awareness about privacy issues and to offer tips and information. As more and more of our devices are connected and share information about us, privacy is increasingly important.

January 28, 2021

If You Collect It, You Must Protect It – Tips on Collecting, Storing, and Securing Data

As more and more major data breaches are announced, it’s not surprising that consumers are left wondering “how does this keep happening?” Which is a fair question. But businesses like yours should be asking a more important question: what exactly am I doing to protect consumers’ personally identifiable information from data leaks, breaches, and unauthorized use/access? As we’ve learned from other major data breaches, the immediate damage of those attacks, on the surface, appears to be strictly monetary; however, there are much larger, long-lasting effects which can wreak additional havoc on businesses.

January 28, 2021

Privacy made simple: Translating End-User Agreements into Perfect Prose

Carved into four tons of stone, the Code of Hammurabi is one of the earliest legal codes ever written. The code sets forth punishments and fines through almost 300 rules and standards. Surprisingly, at more than 6,000 words, it may be a quicker read than many of today’s end-user license agreements (EULAs) and Terms of Service (ToS), which companies require users to agree to before using their product.