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Phone a [consulting] friend!

Ever had a leaky pipe and thought you could fix it? Generally, unless you’re a plumber, you can’t fix it, it takes triple the amount of time to do so if you can, or...

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How to break into Privacy as a Career

This topic seems to be more important than ever given the global demand (okay, mainly the European demand) for experienced privacy professionals. But how do you get experience if no one will hire you...

“I have a quick question…..” 0

“I have a quick question…..”

The conversation starts with …. I have a quick question..It’s never quick to ask or quick to answer – especially when to really answer the question, more information is required. I should never say...

Privacy Officers are like Washing Machines 2

Privacy Officers are like Washing Machines

Privacy Officers (whether attorneys or non-attorneys) are a lot like washing machines. Aside from the obvious resemblance that we handle dirty laundry, let’s consider some of the other similarities. If there is no agitation...

“I think I’m Doing Too Much” 0

“I think I’m Doing Too Much”

I think I’m doing too much. My family had never heard me say those words. Never. And I don’t just mean my kids – my mom, everyone/no one. Those who know me might recognize...

Why Work in Privacy? 0

Why Work in Privacy?

Often, when asked what I do, the person is totally flummoxed when I respond that I am a privacy attorney. Sometimes, they will even ask – what does that mean? Well, if I said I...

Teachers gone Wild: Lifestyle Privacy 0

Teachers gone Wild: Lifestyle Privacy

Many public sector employees are held to higher standards than the average person due to the nature of their position and their potential influence on other people. Should they be? Is this discrimination? Is...

Can you be yourself at work? 0

Can you be yourself at work?

Recently, I spoke to an executive coach who says she works with executives for years before many can finally accept who they are – and let themselves be themselves. I tried to find a really...

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