The whys and why-nots of using wearables at work

Wearables have been in the news a lot lately – notably where the line should be drawn between employers keeping an eye on the health and wellbeing of those they employ, and where that crosses into breach of privacy. Company fitness trackers, incentives and even competitions are all in common use to promote a leaner, … Continue reading The whys and why-nots of using wearables at work

EU GDPR: full details of what it means for personal data and your business

Data is the currency of today's digital economy - and the new GDPR will not only protect this valuable resource for both individuals and companies when it becomes law in 2018 but increase innovation and cut costs as well. According to estimates, the value of European citizens' personal data has the potential to grow to … Continue reading EU GDPR: full details of what it means for personal data and your business

Only trust can set data free – but with power comes responsibility

Trust is key to living life online - but the actions of some threaten the peace and security of the rest of us. In the same week a survey of US web users found that almost half of households had a user who had been deterred from shopping or banking online, or posting on social … Continue reading Only trust can set data free – but with power comes responsibility

Are data-savvy teens the first generation to get the Internet of Me?

The instinctive digital literacy of today's teenagers is making them the most connected and aware generation yet of the power and value of their personal data. The latest Realtime Generation report found that the life of today's UK teen is largely mobile and spent online, with 93% owning a smartphone and spending up to nine … Continue reading Are data-savvy teens the first generation to get the Internet of Me?

Privacy attitudes harden as consumers wake up

All the signs are that mass consumer awareness of the issues surrounding data privacy is finally reaching a tipping point that will force an economic consensus for action. Already this year we have seen the re-writing of the Safe Harbour agreement, agreement for the GDPR in Europe (also affecting those who trade with us), the … Continue reading Privacy attitudes harden as consumers wake up