Cyber risks are a real and present danger. They are often hidden and misunderstood so I wrote this article just for you. I’m also a Star Wars fan and couldn’t resist the Force.
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 itContinue reading “When it comes to data protection, transparency and trust are essential”
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 yourContinue reading “A transparent approach to privacy policies”
Phil Lee at the Privacy and Information Law Blog has a great comparison of European and American data protection regimes which is worth reading. This is particularly relevant to South Africa as the Protection of Personal Information Act places some emphasis on transferring personal information to countries with compatible data protection systems.
Google’s business model, like many other consumer-facing companies’ business models, are changing to become far more context aware. We’re seeing that in apps that know our location and where we are going next and warn us when to leave to make it on time. That just scratches the surface and this trend can be tremendously helpful and useful if we can be sure that our personal information is not being abused or vulnerable to exploitation.
With the Protection of Personal Information Act signed and likely to be implemented to some degree sometime this year, it is fashionable to focus on POPI when thinking about data protection and privacy. While POPI is a very important Act, a complete data protection review has to take into account much more. I prepared aContinue reading “Don’t place too much emphasis on the Protection of Personal Information Act”
TechCentral published an article by Richard Mullins, titled “Data, the hidden treasure in publishing” which raises a number of important issues. The premise of the article and the challenge facing publishers is nicely summarised in these two paragraphs in the article: Their biggest hope of making money lies in unlocking the value of the reamsContinue reading “That’s my data you’re fondling”