Monthly Archives: February 2011

Why Training Is So Important to Information Privacy and Data Security

Privacy and security are learned behaviors.
There may be some argument that notions of “personal” privacy are innate. Even children readily request time to just be left alone.

But, increasingly we see proof that protecting the privacy and security of our modern information is not something that comes easily to us. In fact, it seems quite the opposite. Maybe curiosity, desire, greed or other base instincts take charge over the latent respect for privacy — especially of others. And there is certainly some fault to be given to obtuse, over-lawyered policies or documents that were never written with the intent of actually equipping people with proper guidance or direction on how to protect personal information privacy and the confidentiality of data, whether business or personal.

So, we follow our new maxim that privacy and security are learned behaviors. Our challenge now is to figure out the best and most effective ways to teach, educate, and train our  friends, family and employees to respect privacy and data security.

That is what we try to do here.

Blog | Compliance | Corporate Governance | Data Protection | Employee Privacy | Network/Security   |  posted by AM


Upcoming Seminar: RedPoint Tabbed to Lead Discussion on Privacy Issues To Watch Out for 2011

Anthony Martin from RedPoint Privacy Advisors will be leading a discussion on legal and compliance issues concerning information privacy with the local members of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) on February 22.  The St. Louis group of Privacy Professionals is a very collaborative and growing bunch of IT, legal, audit, and compliance professionals.  We posted the information from the invitation below.  If you are interested in attending, please email Anthony  (AM@redpointprivacy) or Kathie Dingley (

Here is the Notice / Invitation:

Please join us at the upcoming St. Louis, MO KnowledgeNet on February 22, 2011. Hear from Anthony Martin, Founder of RedPoint Privacy Advisors on the topic “History Sniffing: An Examination of The Events of 2010 and What They Tell Us About the Information Privacy Landscape for 2011.” Lunch will be provided.

KnowledgeNets are a member benefit exclusively for IAPP members. They are free networking meetings that provide the privacy community an opportunity to network, make acquaintances and share ideas.

For more information about KnowledgeNets, please visit

Anthony Martin, Founder of RedPoint Privacy Advisors

Anthony is a privacy lawyer and a founder of RedPoint Privacy Advisors, a data protection and strategic communications firm focusing on information security awareness training programs. Anthony also teaches the Information Privacy Law curriculum at St. Louis University School of Law.

History Sniffing: An Examination of The Events of 2010 and What They Tell Us About the Information Privacy Landscape for 2011

Anthony Martin will take a quick look back at the significant information privacy and data security issues of 2010 and outline how those events are likely to have an impact on legal and compliance obligations for organizations in 2011.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Jordan Lawrence
Suite 300
14567 North Outer Forty Drive
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Lunch will be provided.


This KnowledgeNet will be eligible for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit (CPE) toward your CIPP, CIPP/G, CIPP/C, or CIPP/IT requirements. If you have an IAPP certification and sign the attendance sheet at the event, you will automatically be given credit for the session, if available.

Compliance | Data Protection   |  posted by AM



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