Tag Archives: privacy

Early Online Impact of GDPR

As we have reported before, Europe’s General Data Protection Rule (GDPR) went into effect on May 25, 2018: It seeks to protect the personal data of EU citizens. In addition, it increases the obligations of firms that collect or process … Continue reading

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Americans Want GDRP-Style Laws

On May 25, 2018, Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went effect. Thus, a good topic for discussion involves whether Americans want GDRP-style laws. As Dyfed Loesche wrote for Statista: “Anybody doing business in the digital realm should be able … Continue reading

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Will Tracking Cookies Become Obsolete?

One question arising among Web experts: Will Tracking Cookies Become Obsolete? First, let us define the term. According to PC Magazine: “A tracking cookie involves data stored in the user’s computer by a Web site being visited. ‘Third-party’ advertisers place … Continue reading

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Must Read!! Build Stronger Passwords NOW.

Our posts on password security span the entire period of our (Retailing A to Z) existence. In each case, our goal is for you to build stronger passwords NOW. Today’s post is a MUST READ.   Old Rules to Build … Continue reading

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How to Be Safe Online

As we know, hacking and identity theft make us more vulnerable than ever  when we shop with a credit or debit card — whether in a store, over the phone, or online. So, we need to do all we can … Continue reading

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Will Retailers Be Ready for Europe’s General Trade Protection Rule?

Recently, the U.S. Congress voted to overturn a pending regulation that would require Internet service providers (ISPs) to obtain people’s permission before selling their data about them. President Trump then signed the rollback. As reported by NPR.org: “This is a … Continue reading

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Are You Willing to Share YOUR Data with Retailers?

As we know, many people are reluctant to share their personal data due to concerns about identity theft, access to private information, and more. Skepticism abounds, as highlighted by these observations from eMarketer:  “U.S. consumers offer mixed reviews of retailers’ … Continue reading

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