Data Ethics as a strategic advantage, how to catch a Phish and how GDPR Data Requests can be misused.

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As FTC cracks down, data ethics is now a strategic business weapon – TechCrunch (TechCrunch)

As per Harvard Business Review: ‘stock prices of companies without strong data governance practices drop 150% more than companies that do adopt strong practices. Despite this difference, only 10% of Fortune 500 companies actually employ the data transparency principle identified in the report. Practices include clearly disclosing data practices and giving users control over their privacy settings. Daniel Wu via Techcrunch.com

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How to Catch a Phish: Where Employee Awareness Falls Short (Dark Reading)

‘Teaching employees how to spot malicious emails is one of many steps toward keeping phishing attacks at bay. As attackers adopt more advanced techniques, it’s imperative teams also learn how the behavior inside and outside their inboxes can put a business at risk.’ Kelly Sheridan via Dark Reading

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A researcher showed how to exploit Europe’s privacy laws to violate others’ privacy (Axios)

‘a Ph.D. student bet his fiancee he could use GDPR to steal her personal information. He contacted around 150 companies, requesting her data via a fake email account in her name. 83 of the firms had her data, and roughly a quarter of those provided it to him, no questions asked… “The very big companies did an excellent job fighting fraud and told me to access that information through my profile or email from the account I used to sign up…. but many midsized companies took the bait. They knew they had to respond to the requests, but hadn’t adopted processes for doing so safely.’ Joe Uchill via Axios

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