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Online Video Marketing – 6 Videos You Should Include

By James Chiodo, Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/US

Long gone are the days when we were all stuck with painfully slow dial-up Internet connections and the Web was largely text-orientated. Sitting at third place in the list of the world’s most visited websites, YouTube is also the second-largest search engine with around one-billion unique visitors every month. It shouldn’t come as any surprise […]

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This Privacy Policy Provision Could Bankrupt You

By James Chiodo, Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/US

With the entire buzz about laws requiring you to have a privacy policy for your website or blog, what many online operators fail to understand is that a poorly drafted privacy policy could be far more costly than a privacy policy that is not compliant with the new laws. For most people, there is a […]

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Website Disclaimer Information

By James Chiodo, Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/US

The following is a brief overview of some of the more common disclaimers used on websites, blogs, and social media. Many of these disclaimers can be used for offline purposes as well. What is a Disclaimer? A disclaimer is a written statement designed to limit your legal liability to customers and visitors. Basically, a disclaimer […]

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Expanded California Privacy Law Puts New Burden on Businesses and Website Owners

By James Chiodo, Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/US

There is a new California law that took effect in 2015. And it appears to put an added burden on and potential risk for business owners who share customer’ personal information with third parties. Law (A.B.1710) Previous law required that any business that owns or licenses electronic information about California residents to notify them if […]

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California Privacy Laws Concern Website Owners

By James Chiodo, Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/US

California’s $2,500 Internet Privacy Ticket Changes in privacy laws that became effective January 1, 2014 require that website operators update their privacy policies or risk violating California privacy laws. Not complying with California’s new law can subject website and blog owners to a $2,500 fine per incident. This new law applies to mobile app developers […]

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Dedicated Hosting Server – The Importance of Using One

By James Chiodo, Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/US

If you have a business website that you plan on attracting a great deal of traffic to, then you want to ensure that your site is hosted on a dedicated server. There are many reasons why using a dedicated hosting server is important, because if you don’t opt for this type of server, then you […]

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Privacy Laws, Cookie Sweeps, and Data Breaches; What? Me Worry?

By James Chiodo, Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/US

Remember the good old days when you could put up a website and do your thing without too much concern or worry? Well, those days are gone. Unless you have been living under a rock, the Internet has been ambushed by regulators from almost every corner of the planet. Here is just a partial list […]

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Changing Your Privacy Policy & Terms and Conditions

By James Chiodo, Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/US

It happens every day on the Internet. A company makes a substantial change to their privacy policy or terms and conditions agreement and continues on assuming this change will affect all its past customers. Well, it doesn’t work that way. Fundamentally, these types of policies and agreements are contracts with your users and customers. If […]

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COPPA Violations – Be Careful What You Ask For

By James Chiodo, Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/US

Privacy is a global concern right now, but nothing is more sensitive than the subject of privacy and safety for children on the Internet. That’s why COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) is in place. Now before you say, “Our website isn’t for kids,” and stop reading, let me give you an example that shows […]

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Big Fines for Companies That Failed to Protect Customer’s Privacy

By James Chiodo, Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/US

Two carriers are looking at a total of $10 million in fines for privacy violations. The FTC has its sights set on TerraCom, Inc. and YourTel America, Inc. What did the two telecommunications companies do that is considered a breach of privacy? They allowed the private information of their customers, including social security numbers, to […]

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