Deloitte recently published its latest Reputation@Risk report, a global survey of hundreds of top executives. The main takeaway from this year’s report: the importance of reputation risk keeps growing, with 87% of respondents rating it higher than any other strategic risk facing their businesses.

A recent survey conducted by the EMC Privacy Index revealed some startling information about how willing people are to sacrifice their privacy in order for an easier online experience. The biggest takeaways, with results based on 15,000 respondents in 15 countries, are as follows:

An eye-catching headline has been making the rounds on social media over the last week: “ Cat-Stalking Map Lets the Internet Know Where Your Kitty Lives.” While everyone and their mother loves a good cat-related article, this specific story should inspire more concerns about privacy than likes and lols.

Over the last decade, social media has undergone massive transformation – and the change is ongoing.

While Facebook started out merely as a way for undergrads to mingle, now nearly every business has a page and works on attracting ‘likes.’ Twitter was once most useful to celebrities and teenagers. Today, it’s rare to find a business that doesn’t try to interact with their customers via 140-character messages.

Social media can provide great platforms for celebrities to interact with their fans and businesses to interact with consumers. But before you start investing time and energy into setting up a Twitter chat using a specific hashtag, consider what can go wrong. Call it the Robin Thicke effect.

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