laugh of the week

I heard about this a few days ago on the road and you all probably know about it already, but Hewlett-Packard is co-sponsoring an award, the Privacy Innovation Award. This award is given to organizations that have "embraced privacy as a competitive advantage."

That in itself is a scream, as I'm sure you've heard. Although, I guess HP's a worthy sponsor of the award since technically it's about privacy as a competitive advantage and HP was spying on its own people. So, they got that going for them.

Even funnier, in my opinion, is what HP's co-sponsor (IAPP - the International Association of Privacy Professionals) had to say in the wake of the HP scandal, as related on the story page at NPR:

"HP's co-sponsor says the company is good on privacy issues, once you set aside the acts of its board."

Um, yeah.

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