Creepy or Clever?

Eric Goldman
Feb 4, 2019 · 7 min read
Creepy or Clever, The Game — Learn about how we made privacy fun, read through to the end to learn more

Welcome to Orientation

This is the simple, three-word question I teach all new hires at Jet during the cyber security portion of their first day orientation. While we start out by talking about the importance of only storing data on authorized servers and apps (i.e., where we store data), I spend a lot more time on the what we do with data aspect.


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But, I mean — Creepy or Clever? — Seems like a pretty straight-forward question — right?

…EXCEPT THIS IS CREEPY

Wait, did you miss that? Let’s review.

Turns out this idea is certifiably creepster.


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Most of us like to think that we have such great moral fiber, and therefore we would never ourselves propose or allow others to bring to life a creepy idea. But in the moment, you can’t enjoy the benefit of hindsight or the view through the two-way mirror. That is why it is so important to internalize this guiding question — it should be right up there with Wax on, Wax off for all of us.

I want you to feel empowered to speak up — it’s like on the subway, if you “See something, say something.”

If people around you are leaving Brainville, help them find their way home. People need to be told that they can act and they can make a difference (I recommend watching this awesome episode of Mind Field, How to Make a Hero (S2 (Ep 5) to see some great examples of this concept at work).


Creepy or Clever — The Game

Good, you’re still here. So what’s the deal with the teaser graphic at the top of the article?

Knowledge and Swag for Data Privacy Day


Get out there, and get learning, and you can be a champion too!


While you’re here —

Do you want to work for a tech driven company who values their customers? We are hiring engineers across all roles, and we are always growing our security team as part of the Walmart Information Security family.

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