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The Ethics of Data Collection - Vanessa Ferguson (BSides Tampa 2020) (Hacking Illustrated Series InfoSec Tutorial Videos)

The Ethics of Data Collection
Vanessa Ferguson
BSides Tampa 2020

Abstract:
The financial and reputational harms associated with data breaches or unauthorized disclosures of consumers information can be fatal for small and medium-sized businesses. However, implementing ethical collection practices can build trust between the consumers and the company, thereby softening the damages associated with data breaches or unauthorized disclosures of consumer data. Using collection limitations and allowing consumers to provide their informed consent before collecting data are two of many ways to ensure a business is engaging in ethical data collection practices. In this presentation, Vanessa will elaborate on the importance of engaging in ethical data collection practices and explain how to use collection limitations and obtain informed consent from your clients or customers.

Bio:
Vanessa Ferguson is an attorney and advocate for consumer privacy rights. She obtained her Bachelor's Degree from the University of South Florida St Petersburg and her Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Dayton School of Law. Ms. Ferguson is a Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT) and can assist companies in the development, engineering, deployment, and auditing of their IoT products and services. Ms. Ferguson is also the managing director of Ferguson Legal, PLLC, a Florida law firm that focuses on data protection. Ms. Ferguson takes pride in providing affordable legal services to small and medium-sized businesses to ensure they can address their business needs and privacy concerns within their budget.

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