What To Do With Apps That Do Not Comply With The Data Protection Law?

Business, Success, LeadershipShortly after Twitter banned Grindr from its advertising platform, a spokesperson for the company that runs the gay dating app commented that “the privacy of its users, as well as the security of their data is a priority” to which he added that The company “is implementing an improved consent management platform to provide its users with additional in-app control regarding their personal data.”

However, Grindr is not the only app that was criticized by the Norwegian ‘OCU’. According to their report, published a few days ago, two other dating apps like Happn, OkCupid and Tinder could also be spreading users’ private and personal information to advertising companies, such as their sexual preferences, certain behavioral data and precise location. If so, these dating apps would be violating privacy laws.

“When downloading an app on the mobile, we accept so many legal terms and conditions that, on occasions, the mere acceptance of the Terms of Service has been considered as a confirmation that you want to receive publicity”, warns Hervé Lambert, Global Consumer Operations Manager from Panda Security. However, “the GDPR requires that consumers give explicit and informed consent so that their personal data can be used for commercialization,” he adds.

Therefore, it is important to know what is being done with the data and who can access it. In this sense, it is advisable to have security measures that encrypt all communications that come out of all devices, be they mobile phones, computers or wearables. Because, in addition to the commercial use that third parties may give the information, there will also always be the risk that a cybercriminal will take over the user database of one of these apps and make illegal use of it.

Although companies are required to report any security incidents involving personal data, half of companies acknowledge having suffered some data breach in recent years, according to the Ponemon Institute’s 2019 Intangible Assets Financial Statement Impact Comparison Report survey.

Group of People Standing Beside Table“In other words, if our information is not encrypted from the moment it leaves our devices, there are many ballots that some sensitive data could leak on the internet sooner or later” points out Hervé Lambert.

Therefore, it is recommended to be careful when downloading apps on your mobile and only do so when they come from reliable sources. Just as you should not buy medicine from a stranger on the street, you should never download an application that does not come from Google Play or the Apple Store. By common sense, you should never download it.

Even so, there are still many applications that, when started, send innumerable pop-up windows in which access to certain functionalities of the device in question is requested. When this happens, the right thing to do is to doubt why they need to use these operations and if the information they collect can be processed with the intention of generating a profile from the daily activity of the user’s mobile.

Boss Or Leader, The Battle Between Power And Leadership

Woman in Black Jacket Sitting Beside Woman in Brown Long Sleeve ShirtThere are many people who lead a work team but that does not make them leaders, due to many shortcomings in this facet. Ineffective leadership can result in poor performance for the entire team. On the other hand we have the figure of the boss, who has to know how to differentiate it from the leader. A boss can be a leader, but this is not always the case.

When we talk about the boss, that person who has an elegant and beautiful office at the end of the hall comes to mind. A leader can be your supervisor or the colleague who sits next to you and shares your table.

How do you know if you are a boss or a leader?

Woman in Black Leather Jacket Wearing Eyeglasses Sitting at TableIt is not always easy to know if a person is a leader, boss or both, but to make this easier, today we want to share the following infographic where some aspects that characterize each profile are detailed.

In the case of the boss, everyone comes to mind that bossy person who does not enter into reasons and who puts his ideas before those of the rest of the team, even if they are not always the best. Some of its most characteristic features are: intimidation, gives orders, ignores work or overwhelms workers.

On the other hand, the leader tends to have a more affable character, although he must also have a strong hand to fulfill the requested objectives. Leaders must be able to inspire the rest of the team, teach and train their team to improve, be able to listen to the proposals of the members who are under their command or collaborate whenever necessary.