Privacy used to be about locking bathroom or bedroom doors or about promising and managing to keep each other’s secrets. It was about papers and photographs disappearing forever after they had been destroyed and it was about keeping sacred information hidden if we chose to do so – and that applies to business and personal life. That was then. Now it’s a completely different story!

Thanks to the Internet, social media and technology, lack of privacy has reached staggering proportions.  Personal and financial data breaches are in the news daily. Online predators are taking a toll in multiple ways and harming people of all ages and identity and tax fraud is at an all time high. It seems many people have come to expect and accept a lack of privacy, but I don’t think that’s a good idea.

It’s a full time job keeping up with the ways losing privacy can harm you. So relax. I’ll do the work and you simply read or listen!

A little bit about me …

Born in South Africa, I moved to California and became a proud US Citizen as soon as I was eligible. I graduated from UCLA and then traveled to Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan as an International Marketing Specialist for a computer software company. After my children were born, I worked part time in Information Technology, Accounting and Commercial Real Estate Sales and I ran a gift business on the side. In anticipation of “empty nest syndrome,” I enrolled in Marketing and Social Media classes at UCLA where I created what-is-privacy.com for a class assignment and instantly realized I had a passion for acquiring and sharing this information. I completed the UCLA Marketing Certificate Program in March 2013 and have kept happily busy with what-is-privacy.com ever since!

My goal is to continue to make the cyber world a safer place by sharing my knowledge on my blog and in customized lectures. I love what I do and that makes it easy for me to do it!

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Hayley Has Done Her Research For Us!

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When I discovered Hayley & her information, I was amazed at her passion plus time spent doing research on protecting those of us who don't want our personal information out there for anyone to see. I have had my share of stalkers & the like. Thankfully Hayley's site has been an excellent source on how to remove my personal information for anyone to see. If privacy is important to you, take the time to look at the work she has done for all of us & pass it on!!

JG (Radio Personality)
Self Employed Radio

Hayley delivers an excellent, interactive presentation that is informative and very engaging

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Hayley has been a great guest speaker at my UCLA and UC Irvine Extension Marketing and Ethics classes, and has always provided valuable information on social media, privacy issues and ethical concerns related to this emerging New Media field. Hayley delivers an excellent, interactive presentation that is informative and very engaging, and she has a thorough understanding of Social Media and its Marketing perspectives as it pertains to Corporate and Entrepreneurial businesses.

Mark Stern, Instructor/Sales Representative
UCLA/Papyro-Tex A/S

extremely knowledgeable and understandable

davnocak

Hayley was a guest lecturer in the Marketing and Advertising class I teach at UCLA Extension. She did a great job. She was extremely knowledgeable and understandable. It was a pleasure having her lecture.

Dave Novak, CEO
Tradewind Marketing

well informed and comfortable at all levels of her subject matter.

joel-ordesky

It is one thing to speak in front of a group however sitting down face to face with a group of 12 Boy Scouts who range from 6th to 12th grade is a challenge of a different level. Hayley comfortably engaged and held the attention of this diverse group of high energy males in a discussion on cyber safety that was tailored to their need and the scouting program. She is well informed and comfortable at all levels of her subject matter.

Joel Ordesky, General Manager
Clair Broadcast Los Angeles

professional, poised, informational and friendly

Caroline-Dillingham

I have seen Hayley speak at a packed Social Media Marketing class at UCLA. She was professional, poised, informational and friendly. I was so happy to work with her on a few intense projects after that because she is supportive and committed to the greater goals of the business. We worked hard and fast and didn't stop till the job was done! She is a powerhouse and an absolute joy to be around.

Caroline Dillingham, Founder
Power On Digital: Social Media Marketing, Website Development, SEO

engaging, funny and held the attention of our group

cynthia-baseman

Hayley tailored her talk for a group of Boy Scouts and their parents to focus on important issues of privacy, bullying and current laws regarding online safety. She was engaging, funny and held the attention of our group. Everyone asked when she could return to speak again.

Cynthia Baseman, Author/Blogger
Love Mom, BHMom

commitment to understanding and communicating privacy risks associated with Internet communications

Paul-Kiesel

I have been incredibly impressed with Hayley's commitment to understanding and communicating privacy risks associated with Internet communications. Many of us fail to appreciate the grave risk to our personal and professional privacy and Hayley is doing all she can to catalog those risks and educate her friends and colleagues with ways to reduce or eliminate them.

Paul Kiesel, Partner
Kiesel Law LLP

enthusiasm for the privacy issue comes through both in her blog and in person

Tiffany-Steffens

Hayley has the rare gift of translating complex digital privacy issues into easy reading for anyone -- from digital natives to novices. She is extremely detail-oriented and I am constantly impressed by her determination to uncover the real facts. Whether she is attending Cyber security classes at the Dept. of Homeland Security or simply verifying if a viral Facebook message is legitimate, Hayley's enthusiasm for the privacy issue comes through both in her blog and in person.

Tiffany Steffens - Senior Project Manager & Strategist
Cloudberry Creative

dynamic, interactive, engaging, and involved

Jon-Burk

Hayley's dedication to learning was evident when we first met while continuing our education at UCLA. She has a thirst for knowledge that is apparent just from a simple conversation. Smart and articulate, Hayley continues to amaze by continually learning new tactics and technologies, and her blog about internet privacy is a pragmatic, no-nonsense tome that is well researched and wonderfully written. Hayley is one of those people that learns all she can, but even better, she shares this vast knowledge with others. We included Hayley in a social media Marketing Consortium - she's dynamic, interactive, engaging, and involved - all the right ingredients for a successful thought leader.

Jon Burk, Digital Strategy/Content Marketing
Roker Creative Media (RCM)

genuinely cares about making sure her audience knows how to handle their personal information online

Mishel-Justesen (1)

Hayley and I met at UCLA Extension while taking a Social Media class. Ironically, she was worried about having to use Social Media because she was concerned about maintaining her privacy online. She launched her "What is Privacy" blog during this class and was successful very quickly with her site. I believe her success has happened for several reasons. She is passionate about what she writes about. She spends the time needed to educate herself about each of the topics and writes content that is easy to read and very relevant. Most importantly, she genuinely cares about making sure her audience knows how to handle their personal information online. This is what defines Hayley - she is very genuine and it has been a pleasure to work with her on her site. I am very picky about the referrals I make - I would not even hesitate or think twice about recommending Hayley for any project that would benefit from her expertise.

Mishel Justesen, Integrated Marketing Manager
RBZ Accounting

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