GDPR and Loyalty: Time to reset engagement

GDPR and Loyalty: Time to reset engagement The deadline for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) implementation is fast approaching, 25 May 2018 to be exact. Our deadlines to adjust and adapt to the new rules introduced still has many retailers and businesses scratching their heads, wondering what exactly GDPR wants us to do and how we can do it. In this article, I discuss the issues retailers are facing and the advantages that the new regulation will bring. For retailers globally, GDPR is a daunting prospect that needs addressing. Retailers are required to adapt and modify their current set ups to accommodate the new regulations and failure to adhere to the GDPR regulations may well result in financial and reputational consequences. Data collected is no longer aligned with the spirit of the new rulesThe biggest issues that retailers face surround the vast swathes of data collected from loyalty cards and the reality...

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Titanic Building, “Met all the required building standards”

We know it wasn't the iceberg, it was the lack of lifeboats that was the flaw. Now Tuesday night’s tragic fire in Kensington is just the latest reminder of the issues cities like London still face in 21st century. Fire prevention and evacuation technologies are improving all the time and can be employed to reduce the risk to property and life, but many are forsaken, as the Grenfell fire sadly reminds us - 24 floors, one stairway. Why, given the heart-breaking outcomes, is everything possible not done to reduce the risks?One answer comes from the telling story of an amendment to the 2016 housing and planning bill that would have tried to ensure that all accommodation was safe for people to live in, but which was defeated by 312 votes to 219 because it would add “unnecessary regulation and cost to landlords.” Other anecdotes from the commercial space support the idea...

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Future Cities: Interviews with Startups, Investors, Influencers

Tech and investment trends in smart cities, drones, 3D printing, artificial intelligence, driverless cars, Internet of Things and other innovations that used to be sci-fi just a few years ago.By 2030 nearly 70% of the world’s population will be residents of a city. That means 3 billion more people will be living in cities in the next 30 years. Our generation is destined to witness an incredible number of new cities and new buildings built to host our new neighbours. Once these cities are built, they won’t be built again. And they won’t be changed easily either.READ MORE - http://www.dabcc.com/future-cities-interviews-with-startups-investors-influencers/? ...

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