How do I make GDPR go away?

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Recently I overheard a conversation on the train. The two discussing were clearly working with compliance, and one of the them had GDPR and the new European data regulation on his to-do list.

”I am so fed up with legal mumbo-jumbo, I have been to three events now, and I still don’t know where to begin…”

92% of all European companies have not started this work yet, so these two are probably a few out of a lot that are a bit lost. According to international surveys, Sweden is actually far behind. You can not make GDPR go away, it is a European regulation, and it will happen on the 25th of May 2018, whether you like it or not. The main source for collecting personal information is the website of the company. This is where cookies are dumped freely, and this is also the place to try and collect as much as possible about your visitors/potential customers.

For those 92% of European companies that have not considered how to handle personal identification information from you website this is your 4 step plan to get started.

Step 1: How do we handle personal information today?

Step 2: How can we minimise the personal information we collect?

Step 3: How can we automate  the handling of cookies, consent and withdrawal of consent?

Step 4: How can we scan and surveil our website monthly for any changes in tracking techniques?

I don’t think GDPR is rocket science, and doing something is better than doing nothing. Of course you can apply the ostrich-approach…which means you duck deep and bury your head in the sand, but why not take the opportunity to clear out your dusty databases, and you will probably see that getting started is not that bad.

Disclaimer: I am involved in a project working with point 1-4, so if this is a problem for you. Feel free to reach out.

Good luck and get going.

Henrik

 

 

 

 

 

Your shortcut to rockstar presentations

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We have all attended seminars, workshops and events where we have seen awful powerpoint or keynote presentations, boring everyone to death, presented by someone, who never really felt comfortable on a scene. We normally end up feeling sorry for the presenter, but quite often I am personally left with the questions WHY this format, WHY here in this forum, and WHY waste the time of everybody present? Did anybody force you to use powerpoint or keynote?

With regards to presentations, there is since long, a new sheriff in town, and the name is Prezi, perhaps you don’t know that one of the founders is Swedish. The founders got tired of trying to convince local European investors for funding, so instead the company operates out of the US instead….

I don’t get any discounts or other free rides for writing this, but with Prezi and other similar innovative tools, I think we will attend fewer presentations as the one I described above.

This is my top 3 list of why I really recommend Prezi

  1. You have a lot of free accessible content/formats created by true Prezi rockstar presenters. (giving you a shortcut, to becoming a rockstar presenter yourself.
  2. Prezi is a cloud service, with a reasonable monthly fee.
  3. Prezi provides simple tools and allow you to create great conent.

I am by no means a Prezi rockstar, but I am learning as we go along. I have tried to convert a normal, old-school and sometimes dull CV, into a personal Prezi.

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Prezi yes please, and adios powerpoint.

Have you already done, your own rockstar presentation using Prezi? Feel free to share a link in the commentary.

MOOC – all you want to learn, online and FREE !

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MOOC is not a new term, but I discovered it only recently so for me it is new. If you have no idea…then hey – join the club of those wanting to learn new stuff.

Massive Open Online Courses is the term, and the concept is brilliant. Universities and business schools, all over the world distribute free classes online. Say what? Yes, Stanford, MIT, Harvard, London Business school, they are all there! Pretty much everything you can dream of, is available online for free. All you need to do is start looking for it. The best proffessors, entrepreneurs, business and thought leaders. They are all there. The format is a bit like TED talks, but more in a classroom scenario.

This brief video explains the principles, and http://www.mooc.org has loads to begin with.

Simply google your topic of interest + MOOC, and you are on the right track.

Happy learning and spread the word!