Have you ever received a Facebook or Amazon ad targeting a seemingly unrelated thing you’d been searching for earlier? It’s an alarming experience, but it’s also a glimpse into just how widespread data tracking, and selling, has become – with companies amassing vast swathes of information and analytics from a single user’s history.
Fortunately, you have more control over the spread of this than you may realize, as often this level of data collection relies on passive consent, where users agree to something without even realizing it’s happening.
There are in fact, a number of actions you can take to make sure your data is kept private and protected, actions we’re going to cover in this blog.
Welcome to the brave new world of remote working! To some this will feel very familiar, and for others, this may be a completely alien experience.
If that describes you, don’t worry, working from home can actually be identical to working in an office, here’s how.
If you’re worried about germs and diseases, the best course of action is to not touch anyone and wash your hands frequently. But the handshake has been the introductory greeting for decades to come, so what are you supposed to do instead of that?
Try out these handshake alternatives for a more hygienic way of greeting people.
Every week we do a live Facebook video bringing you the latest news from the Hill and online marketing tips. Recently we spoke about Worksafe BC and its anti-bullying training session.
A few months ago we had our Worksafe BC Bullying and Harassment training session. We brought in Ingrid Vaughan, who is an HR specialist. The session took an hour and a half, and we did this because since 2013 it has been a legal requirement in British Columbia that businesses have to conduct these sessions, to deal with harassment and bullying.
At this point in the Age of Internet, everyone knows that having secure passwords is a good thing. And yet, so few of us adequately protect our personal information. It can be difficult to know exactly where to begin when it comes to security in the digital age; there are so many different facets and scary information coming in from all sides, it is easy to blow past and ignore all of it. However, password security is critical, and for your sake, and your company’s, continue reading to remind yourself of the significance of password security. Let us know if you have any concerns or questions, we are here to help.
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Internet safety is increasingly a concern, and there are continuously new ways that scammers and hackers can gain access to your information. However this is not a doom and gloom post, rather we will explain how you can help protect yourself and your customers by discussing what SSL – Secure Sockets Layer – is, and why you should have it installed on your website.
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The GDPR is the new regulation coming into force 25 May 2018 across the European Union. The details of what it is and how to be compliant are discussed here, and why it is a good thing is explained here. In this article, the effect it has on Canada and email marketing will be explored. As before, this is not meant to be legal advice, and if you are concerned about being compliant, seek professional council! This is an introduction, as many people in Canada have not heard of GDPR before.
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In the previous post, the GDPR was introduced, and what it means for businesses to be compliant. In this article, it will be discussed why the GDPR is beneficial. Many people mostly only irritated by it, in a professional capacity, but personally, it affords EU citizens many new rights and control over their data.
With the GDPR, the balance of power between businesses and the public is made more equal. It ensures that there is clear transparency for people to know what is happening to their data. Not only can people now know exactly what is happening with their personal information, but they can decide exactly what happens to it. There are more details in the section below, but essentially, more control over one’s personal data = good.
This July I was working at Coastal Offices (http://www.coastaloffices.com/) in Colwood. The experience has been great! A wonderful office away from the office. Let me share with you why I think this type of temporary office environment worked for me. Continue reading
Apart from a few sops, this year’s federal budget offers nothing really substantial to Canadian small and mid-sized firms, observers say. Continue reading