When considering how much you should do to comply with legislation like the Protection of Personal Information Act, you have three choices: Do as little as possible and see what you can get away with; Calculate the degree of "reasonably practicable" compliance required and stick with that; Adopt a more holistic approach to compliance. Of... Continue Reading →
When it comes to privacy, two key success factors are transparency that engenders trust. Responsible data processing is how you move from transparency to trust. I wrote an article about this which I published on LinkedIn (it was also published on MarkLives) which I titled "Trust is more important than sales". You may find it... Continue Reading →
Richard Beaumont’s article “Transparency Should Be the New Privacy” echoes a point I’ve also been making recently: data protection or privacy is mostly about transparency and trust. Sure, compliance is essential but from a data subject or consumer’s perspective, how transparent you are about how your process the data subject’s personal information and whether your... Continue Reading →
http://youtu.be/r4237MZIb8g SnapChat's privacy controls are what made it both enormously popular and troubling to its young users' parents. When SnapChat launched, it gave users the ability to share photos and videos which promptly vanished into the ether. This appealed to its typically young and privacy conscious users because they finally had a way to share... Continue Reading →
Forbes’ article “Facebook Moves To Become The World’s Most Powerful Data Broker” makes excellent points about Facebook’s Anonymous Login feature which it announced at its recent f8 event: Anonymous Logins will let users like you and me hold back from sharing any of our personal Facebook information with the developer or crucially, the lucrative ad... Continue Reading →
Facebook made a number of announcements this last week at its f8 event, some of which are fairly misleading and have given many in the media the false impression that Facebook is serious about your privacy. One new feature is particularly misleading: Anonymous Login. This is how Facebook describes Anonymous Login: Anonymous Login lets people... Continue Reading →
I spoke to Kieno Kammies on 567 CapeTalk radio this morning about a troubling trend. As you can hear from the segment, below, the concern is partly about people being photographed in suspicious ways in public. One example is a person following women around shooting video of them or taking photos without their knowledge. This... Continue Reading →
Our email providers give themselves much more convenient access to your data through their terms of service or privacy policies. On one hand, this is level of access may be necessary to prevent disruptions and limit liability but, on the other hand, these permissions we, as users, grant providers like Microsoft, Google, Yahoo and others pretty broad access to our data without requiring them to obtain court orders or satisfy any external legal requirement.
Introducing accurate facial recognition into the mix potentially removes the need for you to tell Facebook (or a future Facebook connected site or app) who you are before your data is shared and your experience modified. All you will need to do now is show up and let a camera see you long enough to capture a reasonably clear image of your face. From there you will be identified, placed into a particular context and things will happen. As a brand, there are some interesting opportunities. Imagine your guests arrive at your event and, instead of relying on guests to manually check in, a webcam at the door connected to your Facebook Page recognises the guests as they arrive and posts an update in your stream sharing their arrival. This isn't happening yet but it is very possible.