Author: Tony McChrystal

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What is Revenge Porn? – The Epidemic of Image Based Sexual Abuse

Posted on 12 July 2018

In the 1980s, Hustler Magazine inaugurated a monthly feature inviting readers to, so to speak, create their own porn. Subscribers were encouraged to submit sexual photos of women they knew, often with personal information such as name, hobbies and interests attached, to be published in the magazine’s ‘Beaver Hunt’ section. The resulting collection included some unauthorised images submitted with forged or fake consent forms, and the magazine quickly faced law suits from ...

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Online Reputation Management and the Emotional Purchase

Posted on 06 July 2018

Some sectors and markets will always have a negative stigma attached to them and this can be attributed to a number of factors.  Unregulated markets such as alternative investments are one example, with cryptocurrency presently being the most prominent. Others (for obvious reasons) would be legal representation, solicitors, debt collection agencies, private car parking enforcement, energy brokers… the list is pretty long.  ...

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Are You Putting Your Own Privacy At Risk on Social Media?

Posted on 28 June 2018

It’s that time of year again when the whole of Britain seems to pack up and jet off on holiday, leaving behind the gloomy weather and a sea of jealous friends and work colleagues.  Another trend of recent years is to take the customary airport picture, which is normally accompanied by an alcoholic drink or two....

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How to Talk to Your Kids About Online Safety

Posted on 18 June 2018

Today’s kids grow up online. Even before they’re allowed to use a computer, they’ll be looking over your shoulder as you check social media on your mobile phone. Once they’re handed the controls, it’s not long before they are perfectly comfortable browsing and interacting with their friends online. Sharing personal information over the internet seems normal to 21st century kids, and it’s hard for them to realise that what they post now can come back to haunt them later when ...

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Three Recent Examples of Reputation Damage Caused by a Lack of Due Diligence

Posted on 18 June 2018

It seems like not a week goes by without a another news story surfacing about a high profile individual whose past misuse of social media has come back to haunt them. Recent examples of this include English football coach Phil Neville, resigned Office for Students board member Toby Young, and vlogger and recently evicted I’m a Celebrity contestant Jack Maynard. There have been countless others in recent memory, but the ones mentioned above in particular have faced some ...

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Internet Cookies: What They Are and How to Delete Them

Posted on 13 June 2018

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UK Corporate Reputation Valued in the Billions

Posted on 11 June 2018

According to the 2018 Reputation Dividend Report, corporate reputation accounts for £1,062 billion of the total market capitalisation for Britain’s 350 largest companies. The annual report, which analyses the relationship between corporate reputation and shareholder value, showed that reputation value for the FTSE 350 index rose by 8 percentage points in 2017, with the increase sharply concentrated in the top one hundred companies....

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Want to Keep Using Facebook? Here’s How to Protect Your Data

Posted on 04 June 2018

Facebook plays an important role in our modern, internet-centred society. For many, it’s a professional networking tool; others use it to stay in touch with long distance friends. Most of us have come to accept that the information we post on Facebook is essentially public, or at least at risk of becoming public. We understand that Facebook keeps an extensive record of our activity and builds a personal profile around this information. However, the current case involving ...

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7 Top Tips to Stay One Step Ahead and Safeguard Your Privacy Online

Posted on 30 May 2018

There are a number of reasons why people would like to disappear online, with some of the most common being:  the threat of identity theft, blackmail or extortion; defamation of character; unsolicited selling and marketing; people using awareness of your personal activity and movements to act against you; cyberstalking and bullying; and threats to family and personal security....

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GDPR: How Will it Affect My Personal Privacy & Data?

Posted on 22 May 2018

Six years in the making, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is set to take effect on 25th May 2018. It will replace the EU’s 1995 Data Protection Directive and begin a new chapter in internet related privacy and reputation management. Since the GDPR was passed in 2016, the following two year transition period has allowed companies time to update their policies and prepare for compliance....

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