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PII 2012 – Brand Reputation: The Role of Privacy in Communication

I’m looking forward to moderating a panel at the Privacy Innovation Identity
conference( PII 2012 ) next week.

Join our panel on Tuesday the 15th to hear a great conversation and engage the experts.

Brand Reputation: The Role of Privacy in Communications

•    Moderator: Barry Hurd (Linkedin), Managing Director, Epiphany Metrics @BarryHurd
•    Mary Ludloff (Linkedin), VP, Marketing, PatternBuilders @mludloff
•    Leigh Nakanishi (Linkedin), Privacy and Security Strategist, Edelman @LeighNakanishi
•    Mike Whitmore (Linkedin), President, Fresh Consulting @MikeWhitmore Read more

Reputation Management, privacy start-ups getting investment

Two weeks ago the Wall Street Journal briefly covered the fact that reputation management and privacy oriented start-ups are beginning to see investment turn-around. I’ve posted the video below for educational purposes.

From my perspective the interesting issue is that there are companies out there “ruining” reputation in the name reputation management, yet individuals using the service and investors of these firms have no idea what the long term personal, business, legal, moral, or ethical ramifications will be. Our digital identity is being cultivated, harvested, and stolen without even thinking about it.

Yet the regulation in this space is completely non-existent. Read more

Reputation Management, digital identity and your life

If you care about your career and the people you know (aka Reputation Management), I’m simply going to say this: do yourself a favor and spend an hour reading the links below.
There is A LOT of change happening in the business world: with big opportunities and risks materializing every day.

Aside from personal gossip and business rumor, the topic of reputation management is one of the biggest areas of opportunity and risk. It is a topic that  have been very involved with over the past decade: working on roughly a dozen or so projects revolving around reputation and personal name (it also included working on several personal projects examining niches of the more general problem.)

In my last two articles covering background checks and online privacy, I was voicing some of my observations about the critical nature of this beast we call the web. Read more

Background Checks Part II – discrimination, privacy, accuracy and compliance

As a professional, many of us are troubled by the notion that we may be judged by our actions, our history, our lifestyle, or the people we associate with.

In some cases we go through great lengths to create separation between our personal or public lives, even creating multiple silos within our personal and professional lives to create harmony and goodwill in our conversation.

Using myself as a personal example: I am the person who can have almost any conversation on almost any topic. I have a thick skin that is supported by a multi-faceted personality with humor, morality, and respect at its core. I have had the benefit of dealing with life and death crisis situations, personal tragedy, and industry changing business problems. With that said, I can talk to almost anyone on any subject.I know when to admit to things I do not know, and when to ask the hard questions.

The social media world creates a strange track history of my interactions with these conversations. I have a personal poetry site that doesn’t have a thing to do with my business life, and like every other person: my friends have a myriad of personal beliefs ranging from extreme religion to activism.

With such a varied personal and professional background, the web audience at large could dig into any particular silo and eventually find something they do not agree with… but they can also see a breadth of experience. Read more