Actuarial Post: Earning trust on social media

April 26, 2018 Tom Murray

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Actuarial Post: Earning trust on social media This article was originally commissioned for Inner Workings, a monthly column written by Tom Murray, in the  April 2018 edition of the Actuarial Post.   The outright abuse of personal data epitomised in the recent scandals, concerning elections in the Western world, has shown that there are severe limits to the level of controls that you can put on your information once you have submitted it voluntarily online. If a total stranger sat beside you on a bus or a train and asked you about your personal musical preferences or which newspaper you liked to read, you would be very wary about supplying the answers.  Not that there is anything particularly top-secret about such information, nor is it very personal, but nevertheless an uneasiness would creep in that the other individual had to be up to no good if they wanted that kind of information.  In other words, you would assume that you were being setup for a sting.
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Countdown to GDPR

September 07, 2017 Tom Murray

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Countdown to GDPR This article was originally commissioned for Investment Life & Pensions Moneyfacts Magazine. Tom Murray looks at the importance of ensuring that life and pensions providers are ready to deal with the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018.
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GDPR is coming…

August 03, 2017 Tom Murray

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GDPR is coming… Forget about Brexit; it is GDPR that is likely to cause the biggest issues for UK life and pension firms in the short and medium term.  The General Data Protection Regulation comes into force on 25th May 2018, well before Brexit day, so all firms in the UK that handle any personal data will come under its remit.  And that will hit life and pension firms heavily, as their business is based on holding large amounts of personal data upon which to base their pricing decision when selling and administering policies, and to provide a justification for claims when they finally arrive. 
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Actuarial Post: Whose data is it anyway?

February 24, 2015 Tom Murray

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This article was originally commissioned for the Nov/Dec 2014 edition of the Actuarial Post.
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