I am moderating what will almost certainly be a fascinating discussion about BYOD, enterprise data security and device management at the BlackBerry Experience event at Montecasino in Fourways, Johannesburg today. The event is hosted by BlackBerry in partnership with ITWeb Events and will also take place in Durban and Cape Town later this month. The... Continue Reading →
I had to apply for unabridged birth certificates for our children the other day so I sat down in front of my laptop, browsed to the Department of Home Affairs' website and logged into the secure Civic Services portal to start the process. I used my new ID card with its embedded personal digital certificate... Continue Reading →
Say you’re a software developer and your customer wants to buy your app, do you know what you should be thinking about when selling software? Here are a few contract tips: Can you legally sell your app? Unless you have developed the code for the app from scratch and haven’t used any previous code of... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
One day, not too long ago, a young artist named Euodia was invited to contribute some of her work to a product range a local merchant called Woolworth was putting together. The two met frequently and Euodia was pretty excited about the prospect of her work being added to Woolworth’s inventory, he was well regarded in the area and all the local farmers saved for months to buy his goods.
Strategists have a glaring blindspot – they don't factor structured legal and compliance risks into their planning and modelling. I imagine there are many reasons for this which likely include strategists' ignorance of what these risks are and that they may even find the frameworks designed to address them intimidating or downright inscrutable.
The result, unfortunately, is that digital strategists tend to ignore legal and compliance issues in their analysis, leaving their organisations and clients exposed to potential risks they don't understand and perhaps don't even realise exist.