This week I received yet another question from an advisor asking if it was ok to use a “free Gmail account” to conduct business.
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The answer is absolutely not! For several reasons like compliance, email encryption and what is becoming abundantly clear PRIVACY!
Google suggests that if you do not like these new policies. you can cancel your Google account and block cookies from your Internet browser. The interesting issue with this advice is that reportedly Google already had distributed code that prevents Microsoft Internet Explorer and Apple Safari browsers from blocking information being sent to Google.
I have not met an advisor who did not care about their clients. So I am assuming any advisor using these services just does not know the risks.
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