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GTT launches +Star Singing Competition

first_imgAfter persistent calls from the public for the return of the GTT Jingle and Song Competition, the company today launched the GTT Plus Star Singing Competition.According to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Justin Nedd, this competition will mirror its previous incarnation, but will see several additions. “The public asked for it, and as the Do More Company we want to satisfy our customers and all Guyanese. The competition will definitely be a platform for one lucky contestant. I am excited and cannot wait for the grand finale,” Need declared.The show is expected to run until June and will allow contestants from across Guyana, 16 years and older, to compete for the grand prize of $1 million and a single recording contract with popular local music producer Drew Thoven.The countrywide audition will commence in Georgetown on April 26-28 at Duke Lodge, Kingston; followed by auditions in Berbice at the Little Rock Suites on May 4. Contestants from Linden will also be given an opportunity to audition on May 11 at the Linden Enterprise Network (LEN) Inc. The auditions will then conclude in Bartica, Essequibo on May 18.GTT Senior Marketing Executive Tashandra Inniss said the five-leg competition promised to be exhilarating for both the contestants and the public.“It will start with the auditions, after which we will have the preliminaries, quarter-finals, semi-finals, finals and a grand finale at which the winner will be announced. We have done some changes to the previous seasons, so both contestants and the public are in for an exciting experience. Those desirous of participating can sign up online for the auditions on https://www.gtt.co.gy/webform/plus-star-competition.”Inniss added that while the three finalists will all walk away with cash prices, the public will also be given an opportunity to win big with the company through weekly text-to-win challenges.In 2006, GTT launched its first Jingle and Song Competition, which garnered the attention of thousands across the country and produced popular Guyanese artiste Timeka Marshall, who become a star in the process of winning the competition.Several competitions followed and they shaped the musical careers for other local artistes like Lindeners Malika Boyd and Brandon Harding, recording artiste Poonam Singh, Calvin Burnette, Ryan Hoppie, and Berbician Gail Ann Singh to name a few.last_img read more

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It’s Chatthe vs The Big Boys in Eldoret

first_imgTwo stages that were part of the World Rally Championships (WRC) Safari Rally will provide the international flavour with 100 points up for grabs in the remaining four legs of the KNRC series to crown the overall winner.Chatthe clung onto the lead after winning KCB Voi Rally in Taita Taveta County early last month having led the series since winning his maiden career Safari Rally in Meru over Easter.The front runner is expected to ease on the pedal to focus on accumulating points rather than seek victory for the remainder of the season having opened a commanding 101.5-point lead at the top.Leading KNRC Division 1 drivers, Carl ‘Flash’ Tundo, reigning champion Baldev Chager, veteran Ian Duncan, speed demon Alastair Cavenagh and former Uganda licence holder Jas Mangat who is lying fourth, will attack from the onset to eat into Chatthe’s wide lead.Having endured an underwhelming season by his lofty standards, three-time national champion Tundo has decided to revert to his tested Mitsubishi EVO 9 that last bagged him the crown two seasons ago in the major talking point ahead of Eldoret.The ‘Flash’ is considering selling his state-of-art Proton S2000 machine that conquered the asphalt terrain of Europe but failed to click in the rough terrain that made Kenya the grand stage of the back-breaking World Toughest Rally until WRC pulled the plug from the Safari in 2003.Duncan who trails the leader by 27 points acquired the reliable Mitsubishi Evo 10 and his mastery of all local terrain marks him out as a key contender.After blowing all away last season in another Evo, Chager’s grip on the crown will all but come to a premature end should he fail to produce a resounding rally to claw back the 42-point deficit with the leader in Eldoret.The outcome of fifth round of the 2015 series will decidedly shape the destination of the honours.Should Chatthe win and then Chager and Duncan stumble in Eldoret, then the pacesetter who also leads the FIA African Rally Championship (ARC) series after four rounds, will turn the title race into a procession to his ultimate coronation.Other attractions for the rally enthusiasts who will descend to Eldoret will be the normal-aspirated Skoda Fabia of rising young star, Quentin Mitchell and the similarly modelled Ford Fiesta R5s of Manvir Baryan and Rajbir Rai.The state-of-art small powerful machines like the Skoda S2000 have glowing reputations in Europe and Americas but are yet to make the desired impact in a land where Japanese makes, particularly the Evos reign supreme.Although the high altitude will hamper the normally aspirated super cars, the tight and technical nature of the stages should give the nimble Skoda an advantage over its rivals.During the KCB Voi Rally, Mitchell’s Skoda retired with electrical problems caused by the long grass in the centre of the road that sparked a minor exhaust fire.His QMR Team have worked tirelessly to ensure that their car, the only one of its kind competing in Africa, is ready to challenge again in Eldoret.This is a rally that Quentin contested with controversy before but ultimately, it helped direct the sport in a newer, safer direction.“In 2012 I ran as the first car on the road in Eldoret. Back then the rally ran competitively along busy roads and my co-driver and I decided that the safety of the event and locals had been compromised to a severe level and we took it upon ourselves to halt the stage.“We received a reprimand for our actions but ultimately the sport sat up and took notice.“Organisers are now going to great efforts to find us rally roads that are less populated and now our sponsors, Shell V-power, have agreed to finance a helicopter to help raise the safety level even higher,” Mitchell outlined.Away from the big boys, Tuta Mionki, one of the only five female competitors in the rally this weekend, expressed delight with their KNRC S class progress so far. She is co-driving Waigwa Murage alias “Bobo” who leads the Group S Championship.“We are happy to still lead the KNRC S Class and have both enjoyed a very good partnership in our cockpit,” Tuta remarked.Other ladies are Linet Ayuko who will navigate George Njoroge, Sylvia Frigo navigating Piero Cannobio and the “Rally Chicks” Natasha Tundo and Chantal Louis Young in a Subaru N10.KNRC STANDINGS AFTER VOI RALLYJaspreet Chatthe 101,50Ian Duncan 74.50Baldev Chager 58.50Jas Mangat 42Rajbir Rai 39Onkar Rai 39Tapio Laukkanen 33Carl Tundo 27Manvir Baryan 23Izhar Mirza 22DRAFT ITINERARY07:00-Start KCB West BranchSERVICE A –Kapsaos (20mins)08:58-CS1-Kapsaos 1-Kimwarer 1 (40.70km)09:41-CS2 -Flourspar 1-Nyari 1 (27.40km)10.19-CS3-HZ Camp 1 (3km)SERVICE B –Kapsaos (20mins)REGROUP-Kapsaos12:18-CS4-Kapsaos 2-Kimwarer 2 (40.70km)13:01-CS5-Flourspar 2-Nyari 2 (27.40km)13.39-CS6-HZ Camp 2 (3km)SERVICE C –Kapsaos (20mins)RALLY TOTALS-142.20km (Competitive), 109.40km0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Quentin Mitchell’s Skoda S2000 navigates through the Voi Rally. PHOTO/CourtesyNAIROBI, July 3- Kisumu speed merchant, Jaspreet ‘Jassi’ Singh Chatthe has it all to do to hold on to the Kenya National Rally Championship (KNRC) lead as competition enters its second leg starting this weekend in the high altitude terrain of Eldoret.The pageantry of Saturday’s KCB Eldoret Rally ceremonial start at the sponsor’s West Branch will pave way to intense rallying across six competitive sections between the self-styled distance running capital to Eldama Ravine.last_img read more

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Carrick insists Van Gaal has players’ respect

first_imgUnited are now on their longest run without a win in 25 years.“It is a horrible run, and it is a horrible feeling. It hurts badly,” said Carrick.“We can’t hide from it, we’re not going to hide from it. That is how it is and we all need to be better.“It is a bit disrespectful when people say that the lads aren’t trying for the manager.“We’re playing for this great club. It is a special club. It is pride in yourself, pride in the club and pride in everyone — your team-mates and staff.”Van Gaal oversaw training in Manchester on Sunday and could be boosted in Monday’s key clash by the return of German star midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger who has missed three games through suspension.“When you lose four matches in a row it’s much more difficult,” admitted the 64-year-old Van Gaal.“It’s like that. And the pressure of the environment shall increase, so it’s much more difficult and there are no ways artificial ways to solve that. We need a victory and that is very important.”Despite his mounting problems, the Dutchman backed Carrick’s view that the players and the manager are on the same page.“A month ago we were first in the Premier League but we lost important games and now we have to come back in more difficult situations than last year because last year everyone believed and there was progression, now there is a fallback and that is different and everybody is judging also different,” he said.“That is what is happening now and you have to cope with it.”Should United fail to win on Monday, they will end the year with their lowest points total in 26 years.Meanwhile, Chelsea’s interim manager Guus Hiddink, a compatriot of Van Gaal’s, leapt to the defence of another Dutchman in the firing line — United midfielder Memphis Depay.Depay was substituted in Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Stoke but Hiddink, who worked with the youngster during his time in charge of the Dutch national team, insists he will come good.“He’s very young. When he was in Holland he was one of the star players, at a very young age,” said Hiddink.“There is a lack of star players in Holland who are playing already many years in their league so at a young age he was seen as one of the big talents.“He has this talent but he’s also now having a confrontation with the demands of the Premier League, which are much higher in intensity of the game during 90 minutes.“That’s a period all players, not just him, have to overcome, and I think they need time for that.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000© AFP/File | Manchester United’s Dutch manager Louis van Gaal (R) attends a press conference with midfielder Michael Carrick at Old Trafford in Manchester, England on the eve of their Champions League football match against CSKA Moscow on November 2, 2015UNITED KINGDOM, December 28 – Manchester United vice-captain Michael Carrick insisted Sunday that under-fire boss Louis van Gaal still commands the loyalty of the players and it is disrespectful to suggest otherwise.Van Gaal is expected to be out of work later Monday if United lose to Chelsea at Old Trafford after a depressing run for the English giants which has seen them exit the Champions League and slip to sixth in the table.last_img read more

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Kit leak? Man United away strip snapped ahead of sale

first_img 3 3 There is a wave of optimism flowing over Manchester United right now.New boss Louis van Gaal arrived at Old Trafford on Thursday to start his reign, the club have signed two players for a combined £58m with a promise of more to come, and an agreement has been reached with Adidas for a world record £750m ten-year kit deal starting next year.It seems as all of that excitement got the better of some though, after the Red Devils’ new away kit was put on display in shops, despite not being officially unveiled yet.Eagle-eyed United fan @craigsmoothy snapped a shot of the white away strip – appearing to confirm rumours of the design that have been circulating for the past few weeks.Click the arrow to see more kit images.Man United fans, what do you think of the away strip? Comment below… 3center_img Click the arrow to see more Man United new kit pics Click the arrow to see more Man United kit pics last_img read more

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Barcelona ‘agree deal’ for Manchester United target Antoine Griezmann – reports

first_img1 The French international has been strongly linked with a move to the Red Devils Barcelona have agreed a deal in principle to sign Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann, according to reports in Spain.The French international has been strongly linked with a move to Manchester United but it appears the Red Devils have fallen behind in the race for his signature.Despite intense summer speculation, Griezmann opted to stay in the Spanish capital in favour of a move to the Premier League after Atletico’s transfer ban was upheld.Griezmann also agreed a new contract which more than doubled his release clause – for the January transfer window – to £175million.But with the 26-year-old’s release clause lowering to £87million on 1, July 2018, Barcelona have opened talks ahead of a potential mega summer transfer.The news will come as a blow to Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho, who identified Griezmann as a key acquisition ahead of further investment next summer.last_img read more

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Barcelona ‘launch formal offer’ for Chelsea defender

first_img Christensen was a regular last season under Antonio Conte Latest Premier League News 2 Last season, the Denmark international was a fixture in the Chelsea defence under Antonio Conte after returning from a two year loan with Borussia Monchengladbach.His performances earned him the Chelsea Young Player of the Year award, but he has been unable to replicate that success under Maurizio Sarri.While he has made nine appearances, only one of those has been in the Premier League and that was in the 2-1 defeat against Wolverhampton Wanderers. 2 Andreas Christensen has played one Premier League match this season Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won “I can’t do anything else but go back there, train and do my best. Every time I get that opportunity, I have to do well and show him (Sarri) that he can count on me. “You don’t want to sit around and wait for it. You want to play straight away and that’s why we all play football.“Not playing is not fun. It’s a different situation to last season.” Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card shining Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury no dice It is clear Christensen is behind David Luiz and Antonio Rudiger in the pecking order, with Sarri preferring the experienced duo over the young Dane.According to Spanish outlet Sport, Barcelona have ‘launched a formal offer’ for Christensen, who is aware of the contact, while the Catalan Giants are believed to have spoken to the players agent – who happens to be his father.Last month, Christensen stated he was not happy at being left on the sidelines.“If you asked every player that’s not playing if they’re happy, they’re going to say no,” he said. “Everyone wants to play. Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen is wanted by Barcelona and they have already made a bid for him, according to reports.The Camp Nou club want cover for Samuel Umtiti who is struggling with a knee injury and have identified the 22-year-old defender as the solution. huge blow gameday cracker Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? deals Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars tense REVEALED Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City last_img read more

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Today’s Top LP Jobs

first_imgLoss Prevention Manager, Supply Chain, Ulta Beauty, (CA) The Loss Prevention Manager, Supply Chain (LPMSC) drives shrink improvement and profit protection activities for an assigned distribution center (DC), its in-bound and outbound shipping networks and its third party pooling centers. The LPMSC is responsible for assessing the shrink and safety posture of the distribution center, reporting findings to operational partners and creating and administering programs to reduce those risks. The LPMSC acts on behalf of the company to prevent, minimize, and/or recover losses when they occur while collaborating… Learn moreDistrict Loss Prevention Manager, TJ Maxx, (NV) The District Loss Prevention Manager is an integral part of a fast-growing, ever changing environment that partners with store operations to ensure we provide the best experience to our customers. With a solid leadership, people development and focus on fostering partnerships, the District Loss Prevention Manager takes the complex current LP scenario head-on through building solid partnerships with store and senior regional leadership, law enforcement agencies and is responsible for establishing LP policies and procedures to ensure profitability with customer experience in mind… Learn more[text_ad use_post=’2385′]- Sponsor – Market Organized Retail Crime Investigator, Weis Markets, (VA) This position implements loss prevention and safety programs, overseeing and coordinating processes to minimize loss while maintaining a safe working and shopping environment. In addition, this position will train and provide mentorship around safety and loss prevention for teams of individual contributors in multiple store locations. An individual in this position may on occasion need to respond to potentially violent and/or physical altercations and will therefore need the ability to make quick, effective decisions and maintain an appropriate level of composure… Learn moreManager, Field Loss Prevention, Staples, (CA) Manages Loss Prevention initiatives and programs in North American Commercial and Retail Distribution on a facility level which may include Fulfillment Centers, a Distribution Center, Transportation SDO/Courier locations, or a combination of locations within a geographical area. Executes and evaluates loss prevention related solutions through a combination of applications including data analysis, audits, training programs and investigations. Works with cross functional groups across multiple levels and departments to ensure seamless, integrated solutions… Learn more  Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

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Google Plus Bans Creator of Firefox, Facebook Product Director, For Using His Real Name [Update: He’s Back]

first_imgAbove, a screenshot of Ross’s Plus profile in Google’s cache, taken Saturday. Today visiting Ross’ profile URL returns a 404 error, “The requested URL was not found on this server. That’s all we know.” I’ve emailed Google’s press hotline to see if that’s really all the company knows. Update: A Google person sent us what appears to be a form email back in response, saying the company cannot comment on particular account suspensions and referred us to this statement on the banning policy by Bradley Horowitz. I’ve pushed back and asked for a specific comment, given that Blake Ross is probably one of the most important people on the entire email.We’re hearing that this process is almost if not entirely automated and is capturing a whole lot of people clearly by mistake; in many cases banned people are quickly returned to the network.From the screenshot it looks like poor Ross had to deal with the same semi-coherent ramblings about alleged Facebook bugs and poor design that he no doubt has to deal with on Facebook.com, too. Nonetheless, he seems to find the removal of his Plus profile objectionable. “Google+ banned me for having the audacity to be named Blake Ross?” he Tweeted tonight. “Are they just banning all FB’ers? I smell fear.”Google’s “real names” policy on Plus has been the subject of intense debate and extensive discussion (both!). History will probably look back at it as something Google mismanaged even more than the presence of business accounts before they were officially supported; some of those were allowed to simply change their account names to the names of their well-known company founders. That was widely derided as unfair of Google and pathetically manipulative of those who took such a step.See also: No Pseudonyms Allowed: Is Google Plus’s Real Name Policy a Good Idea?When it comes to names, pen names and anonymity, though, then it’s often a matter of freedom, power and social marginalization. The My Name is Me project (“Supporting your freedom to choose the name you use on social networks and other online services.”) is a notable effort to illuminate the issues at hand.But come on, the guy who cofounded the second most popular browser on earth? The guy now in charge of product at Facebook? Google has let the Big Z keep his profile on Plus, even though he’s done nothing publicly visible with it yet.Presumably this is a mistake and the famous Blake Ross will be allowed to return to Google’s social network along with the other eight Blake Rosses there once Google leadership hears about this in the morning. As has already been said many times in regards to this policy, though, if you’re not so well connected – then you probably won’t have as much luck. Update: After publication, we’re hearing that the bot we might call The Plusblaster is banning people so willy-nilly that many people are being allowed back on when mistakes are made.None the less, this is not just a technical problem: a policy that prohibits identity obfuscation is likely to have substantially adverse consequences on a societal level.Facebook, of course, has the same policy requiring that users create accounts under their real names. marshall kirkpatrick 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Google#NYT#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… There are currently eight people with Google Plus profiles under the name Blake Ross, but the Blake Ross that cofounded Firefox years ago and is now the Director of Product at Facebook is no longer one of them. That Blake Ross has been kicked off of Google’s social network because “After reviewing your profile, we determined that the name you provided violates our Community Standards,” Google said in its standard message Ross said tonight was sent to him. Update: This morning Ross’s profile has been turned back on.That’s the message that all the people being kicked off of Plus are receiving, but most of them are being removed from the network due to their use of pseudonyms. The ban against pseudonyms is being applied very subjectively as well, but as far as I know, Blake Ross is really Blake Ross. The other 8 Blake Rosses have been allowed to stay so far. This one had 10,000 people following him on Plus when he was kicked off, too. If you weren’t convinced this policy was reckless and excessive before, this certainly calls it all the more into question.last_img read more

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A marketer’s guide to the California Consumer Privacy Act

first_img Posted on 3rd June 2019Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share HomeDigital MarketingA marketer’s guide to the California Consumer Privacy Act In 1972, California voters amended the California Constitution to include an important principle noticeably absent from both the state constitution and, more or less, the Bill of Rights. The 4th Amendment in the United States Constitution’s Bill of Rights states:“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”Although this amendment never uses the word privacy, nor could it have imagined what privacy would mean in the data-driven economy age which accounts for 6% of GDP in 2016 according to Harvard Business School Professor John Deighton [pdf], it nonetheless is the basis for a slew of other laws dealing with data, wiretapping, telephones, data collection and more.However, in 1972, California voters decided that it was essential to guarantee the right to privacy during the embryonic stage of the digital age as a fundamental human right. As a matter of fact, it is part of the second sentence of the California Constitution that lays out the basic and fundamental human rights bestowed on all California residents:“All people are by nature free and independent and have inalienable rights. Among these are enjoying and defending life and liberty, acquiring, possessing, and protecting property, and pursuing and obtaining safety, happiness, and privacy.”In the decades following this small but important change, California has become the epicenter of the internet, giving birth to companies such as Facebook and Google, and changing the very fabric of our online and offline lives. In 2018, Californians passed the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), a sweeping set of laws to control the collection, storage and sale of California residents’ data. The law is actively being debated and amended in California’s legislature as lawmakers, lobbyists and the private sector hone in on amicable language ahead of the July 1, 2020, start of enforcement or six months after the final regulations are published. If the final regulation is published on January 1, 2020, then enforcement begins on July 1, 2020. It’s important to note that the six-month window is not a grace period; the state can bring enforcement actions involving noncompliance starting January 1, 2020.Where did the law come from?Alastair Mactaggart, a real estate developer in California, created the “California Consumer Right to Privacy Act of 2018” ballot initiative. The California legislature passed CCPA as a response to the ballot initiative, in hopes of creating a privacy law that is both strong and adaptive to changing needs. Let’s keep in mind that there are no overarching federal privacy protections in the United States. Data privacy in the United States has been, for many years now, sectoral and largely based on the principle of self-regulation by companies in a particular industry. Federal legislation exists to cover specific privacy uses and concerns, as in the form of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA) and other sectors, but there’s no equivalent to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) or Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). In the United States that broadly defines the limitations and practices associated with data collection, storage, use, transfer, data subject access, sale, breach notification, etc.Mactaggart hoped to create a law that would enable Californians to have greater transparency into what information was being collected, control to stop the sale of information collected and accountability to force companies to do everything within their power to keep data safe.Who does this law affect?The CCPA was designed to regulate larger businesses with a significant interest in the buying and selling of customer data, or businesses likely to have a significant amount of customer data by way of their size. Unlike the GDPR, which regulates all businesses and covers all persons living within the EU even if they are not EU citizens, CCPA is focused on how businesses use and sell customer data. The businesses that must comply with the CCPA include:Businesses with annual gross revenues exceeding $25 million;orAnnually buy or receive for commercial purposes or sell or share for commercial purposes personal information of 50,000 or more California consumers, households or devices;orDerive 50% or more of their annual revenues from selling California consumers’ personal information.Even if your company does not derive any profit from the selling of California consumer data, you could be liable under CCPA due to the size of your company and its revenue. This means that you too could be subject to hefty penalties associated with non-compliance.California consumer rights under CCPAThe rights granted to consumers under CCPA are not dissimilar to the transparency provided to EU residents under the GDPR. The right to know the kinds of data collected by a company about them, the categories of data collected, the right to prevent or opt out of the sale of that data and the right to be forgotten (or deleted) are all new fundamental protections for California citizens. Collectively, you can think of these rights as a set of transparency principles – consumers want to know how their data is not only collected but that they can control what happens down the line in the long food chain of data processing, analysis and transfer.For companies that have invested in complying with the GDPR because they have a significant European audience, or through sheer future proofing, the CCPA doesn’t present a significant hurdle in terms of adoption. California consumers, on the other hand, will have to familiarize themselves with new opt-out mechanisms, types of notices and disclosures that may give them pause. I’d argue that this pause is a good thing– an informed audience that is savvy and educated in the nuances of data collection may become more protective of their data and not surrender it to anyone asking, especially those with fraud on their mind.Penalties under the CCPASince the law isn’t live yet, there are amendments being hammered out in Sacramento through public forums around the penalties, time to cure and the contentious private right of action that would allow consumers to individually sue a company or mount a class action lawsuit following a violation of the law. Currently, the California Attorney General can impose fines between $2,500 and $7,500 per violation depending on different factors, including intentionality. California consumers can file suit under CCPA for failure to maintain reasonable security to safeguard their data under a private right of action – this could make the law’s penalties a costly affair when you consider that California’s population is roughly 39 million people, or 10% of the U.S. population.This is only the beginningCalifornia is not the only state with privacy legislation. Bills in New York and other states are making their way through legislatures, all with similar yet nuanced provisions, protections and, in many cases, breach notification requirements. More and more states are taking an active role in protecting their residents’ data is amicable; however, the burden on businesses to comply with 50 different sets of breach notification policies and potentially 50 different privacy laws – not to mention international requirements, data to prove consent, opt-in and verified requests for disclosure – creates a multilayered and complex problem.One of the principles of good data privacy is data minimization: don’t collect what you don’t need and focus on what you can use rather than vacuuming up as much data as possible. This prevents you and your customers’ exposure in the event of a breach or other security event. The challenge of a patchwork set of laws governing privacy is that companies will be faced with collecting more data than they need or want to comply with the various privacy and breach frameworks. This in effect runs contrary to the spirit of many of these laws. Unfortunately, until there is a universal data privacy law within the United States – one that hopefully mirrors the stringent standards of European law – we will continue to have an evolving challenge on a state by state level.Preparing marketers for the age of privacyThe best advice for marketers is to focus on the toughest privacy frameworks and work back from there, with the understanding that being compliant with GDPR will not make you CCPA compliant or vice versa. The CCPA has no concept of data processor vs. data controller; those roles are specific to GDPR. However, working toward multi-jurisdictional compliance may help in cases of enforcement by demonstrating goodwill toward becoming compliant. Think about this as you plan for CCPA and other privacy laws:Conduct an internal review to determine what personal information your business is collecting.How is personal information being used, if it is sold or shared to third parties and what the purpose is of such sharing.Internal and online privacy policies should be reviewed to comply with the disclosure requirements when it becomes necessary to do so.Delete consumer information you don’t need anymore—apply the principle of data minimization when considering new products and services.Ensure your organization can respond to consumer requests for access to or deletion of information related to the sale or disclosure of their personal information.Train your staff to understand the concepts and their responsibility related to the handling of consumer personal information.Review third-party and service provider contracts to whom consumer personal information is provided by your business.Conduct third-party audits on service providers who have access to your consumer personal information to ensure compliance.Prepare procedures and documents on how to handle a data breach and the kind of data you will need to provide to regulators, consumers and employees in such an event.The net of all this regulation is that data is important and so too are the rights of consumers to feel secure about how their data is collected and treated by any company they chose to work with. This is the new normal, and at the heart of that normal is the simple fact that we are all stewards of our customers’ data.The post A marketer’s guide to the California Consumer Privacy Act appeared first on Marketing Land.From our sponsors: A marketer’s guide to the California Consumer Privacy Act A marketer’s guide to the California Consumer Privacy ActYou are here: Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019last_img read more

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Redel wins Holts Summit alderman race

first_imgHolts Summit finally has a Ward 2 alderman.Chris Redel won the tie-breaking vote over Lisa Buhr 59-39 on Tuesday.They each got 35 votes in the April election. They were going to flip a coin to break the tie, but Buhr said no.last_img

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