In recent years, discourses surrounding the benefits and risks of the digital landscape have become increasingly common amongst consumers, organizations, and privacy professionals alike. Advancements in technology have created advantageous experiences and lifestyle changes for consumers. However, these benefits come at a price: the handing over personal data.
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The world has increasingly become digitized as advancements in technology have made it possible for people to stay connected. 2020 heightened this digital state due to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). With physical distancing required, the number of people utilizing technology for day-to-day activities skyrocketed.
While recent years have seen digital footprints expand across user demographics from children using Messenger Kids to adults working from home, there is one core user base that stands out. Teens.
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You’ve likely heard about fake news, but how much have you heard about fake reviews?
For the majority, online reviews and ratings hold considerable merit in influencing purchasing decisions. They have integrated into a form of advertising for today’s companies. People feel more assured about spending their money on brands with five-star reviews than those with little to no feedback. A purpose that was once fulfilled primarily by word-of-mouth and social cues is now replaced by reviews and ratings to validate their investments as smart choices rather than a waste of money.
But what if this validation was based on lies?
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When was the last time you used cash for a major purchase, like a new pair of shoes? Dinner for two at a restaurant? Or to pay for a tank of gas?
There’s a good chance it’s been a while. Researchers have been following the trend toward a “less cash” society for years, documenting the threshold where people switch from currency to a payment card and how businesses make the decision to go cashless.
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Nearly two years ago, the California legislature passed the most comprehensive privacy and cybersecurity law in the US – the California Consumer Privacy Act or CCPA. The law gives consumers a wide range of rights and creates a series of obligations for businesses – from giving consumers access to the information about them to acting on customer requests to stop selling personal data for marketing purposes or outright delete information in certain circumstances. Continue reading CCPA: Let the Enforcement Begin