Archive - February 2018

As Retail Consumers Embrace Mobile Payments, Digital Loyalty Programs Become a Priority

The 2017 holiday shopping season was a wake-up call for any merchant who still thinks mobile commerce has yet to take off. Mobile transactions accounted for about one-third of online revenue during the holiday season — or more than US$35 billion —...

Saving Analytical Data Without Violating GDPR – Part 2: Aggregation and Anonymization

In a previous post, we reviewed two GDPR anonymization options – minimization and masking. In this installment we discuss two additional options. Aggregation Another way to comply with GDPR is to group data in such a way that individual records no...

Saving Analytical Data Without Violating GDPR – Part 1: Data Minimization and Masking

With an effective date less than four months away, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), known officially as “REGULATION (EU) 2016/679 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 27 April 2016,” is becoming a pressing concern for...

Don’t Squash the Butterfly: Three Steps to Technology Acquisition Success

Technology companies are in-demand acquisition targets, and not only within the technology sector. Between 2013 and 2016, private technology investments by non-tech Fortune 500 corporations grew 149 percent and were on pace to exceed investments by...

Getting Equipped for the GDPR Journey – Helpful Resources

As we approach the enforcement date for GDPR compliance, 25 May 2018, the European Commission has published a new website for applicable entities to help them understand and align their data handling practices with the new law. The EU Commission’s...