Are times a-changing or has commerce got a tin ear?

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We have been watching for the last 5-6 years a growing public realisation of the extent to which information about individuals is being collected, shared, analysed and acted upon and a growing sense of unease.

Brave new thinking in a brave new world II

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Malcolm Crompton continues his look at the future of data processing policies and how businesses can win the trust of their customers through improved services.

Brave new thinking in a brave new world

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The traditional privacy protection model focuses on user control at the point of data collection, but Malcolm Crompton says it is time to change our thinking on privacy to better serve individuals.

US privacy in the age of big data, mobile and the cloud

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This year the United States took a big step in the protection of data by announcing an online privacy plan that would give consumers more control over how their personal data is collected, shared and used by websites and advertisers. Malcolm Crompton says the next big step will be implementation and global interoperability.

Will the boat come in for privacy law reform in 2012?

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Throughout 2011 we saw some promise for better, updated privacy laws in many parts of the world, with changes afoot in the EU, the USA and Australia. While in the end things were still 'promising', 2012 looks set for some real progress, according to Malcolm Crompton.  
 

Real Names – to insist or not to insist? A cloudy issue...

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When Google+ launched, Google insisted that its members use real names and aggressively closed accounts that it considered were not based on real names.