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Mind the trust gap winning back confidence with data management

October 07, 2019 / JEAN-MICHEL FRANCO

In the age of fake news, targeted data breaches and covert facial recognition trials, society is facing a crisis of confidence. Consumers are skeptical of what they read and hear because they have been misled time and time again. What’s more, alternative realities are blurring lines between what is real and what is fiction further compounding confidence woes. To make matters worse, consumers are all too aware of the accusations regarding both illegal and immoral data sharing by some much-familiar companies. This gap in trust has manifested itself globally in political demonstrations, brand boycotts and other displays of resistance. It has also brought about new regulations, like the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which have been implemented to safeguard consumers. With consumer distrust in companies at an all-time high, businesses  big and small  must tread carefully. A lack of trust can lead to unease, which will eventually lead to a withdrawal of business....