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New report finds AI use increasing among marketers
The recent Salesforce "State of Marketing" report shows that an increasing number of marketers are using artificial intelligence to connect with customers, ZDNet reports. The report, which surveyed 4,100 marketing leaders worldwide, found that in 2018, 29 percent now use AI, up from 20 percent in 20...
Avatar app exposes data of 5.3M users
More than 5 million users were exposed in a data breach involving avatar-creator app Boomoji, TechCrunch reports. The China-based app developer exposed users’ personal data after failing to password protect two internet-facing databases, one based in the U.S. and the other based in Hong Kong. Expose...
Twitter releases biannual transparency report
Twitter’s latest Transparency Report showed that the platform received approximately 80 percent more global legal demands, with 87 percent of the total global volume originating from Russia and Turkey. In a blog post, the company said it continued to evolve its reporting process to include more than...
Notes from the IAPP Canada Managing Director, Dec. 14, 2018
Kris Klein, CIPM, CIPP/C, FIP
This week is quite special for me. I've traveled to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA, to visit my friends who work at the IAPP headquarters. The reason for the trip is to catch up with people face to face (over and above our regular video conferencing) and to celebrate the fact that I have been workin...