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1/15/2016
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The Internet of Private ‘Things:’ 7 Privacy Missteps

A cautionary tale about the rules of 'Privacy by Design' and seven IoT companies that broke them in recent years.
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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick 

Be Proactive Not Reactive; Preventative not Remedial


This means establishing a corporate culture that anticipates and prevents privacy issues before they happen. It requires a clear commitment by a company's executive to set and enforce high standards of privacy. As Peter Sims wrote, 'a great, long-lived brand begins and ends with trust.' 

Unfortunately this was after his whereabouts had been revealed on a big screen at an Uber launch party, where company executives were showing off their 'God view,'  allowing party guests to see the whereabouts and movements of Uber users in New York in real time. Uber has since cleaned up its act, but this total disregard for users' privacy was not a good look for this year's poster child of startup success.

(Image Source: Travis Kalanick LeWeb' by Heisenberg Media - Flickr: Travis Kalanick LeWeb Day 1 - Dan Taylor/Heisenberg Media. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Commons.)

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick

Be Proactive Not Reactive; Preventative not Remedial

This means establishing a corporate culture that anticipates and prevents privacy issues before they happen. It requires a clear commitment by a company’s executive to set and enforce high standards of privacy. As Peter Sims wrote, "a great, long-lived brand begins and ends with trust."

Unfortunately this was after his whereabouts had been revealed on a big screen at an Uber launch party, where company executives were showing off their ‘God view,’ allowing party guests to see the whereabouts and movements of Uber users in New York in real time. Uber has since cleaned up its act, but this total disregard for users’ privacy was not a good look for this year’s poster child of startup success.

(Image Source: Travis Kalanick LeWeb" by Heisenberg Media - Flickr: Travis Kalanick LeWeb Day 1 - Dan Taylor/Heisenberg Media. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Commons.)

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1/19/2016 | 8:57:30 AM
Same Problem You Have
Companies who ignore privacy concerns have the same mentality as those who create and publish ugly pornographic images under the guise of business and industry-relevant articles. Who did your proof-reading - Hugh Hefner, Larry Flynt or Lena Dunham?
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