Data Digest: Big Data in Marketing, Illegally Selling Customer Data, Cybersecurity Going on the Offense

Is Big Data Leading Marketers Astray?

Big data will help you understand your customers and solve all your problems, right? Mozilla's chief marketing officer explains why he thinks the quest for more and more data is causing some marketing departments to court unnecessary risks and miss true customer insights.

Read more at VentureBeat

Selling Customer Data Can Land You in Court

Smart TV maker Vizio paid a settlement of $2.2 million this month after the FTC discovered that its devices were not only collecting viewing data without consumers' consent but also selling that data to third parties. This is a good reminder to check your data collection policies and ensure that they are being explained clearly to your customers or clients.

Read more at Forbes

Is the Best Security Defense a Good Offense?

Cybersecurity is a growing concern in our increasingly connected world, but most of the industry is focused purely on defensive measures. However, with hackers' technologies changing faster than our defenses, it's time to update our tactics.

Read more at LinkedIn

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