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How to Reduce Risk When All Your Information is Out There

Anyone who uses banking and financial services, social media, mobile apps, or has retail accounts has shared their personal information far and wide across digital systems. Preventing identity theft and protecting yourself against scams has become more difficult in...

Utopia Against Censorship: Rescue Pill for Freedom Seekers

Censorship in media, both the traditional and social variety, functions as a tool to influence and manipulate entire populations, and, consequently, violates human rights. Let's review the problem and propose a solution. The Problem as it is Though the direct censorship...

A Brief View of Data Protection Laws in Africa

In Africa, various jurisdictions have data protection laws to secure the transfer of personal data between entities. These laws largely affect multinational companies that do international trade. Organizations with a global footprint require personal data transfer across countries, and these...

Watch out for phoney Facebook logins

Phishers are using a new tactic to get your Facebook login details: copycat single sign-on login windows. A plethora of third-party websites use single sign-on, or SSO, to let you log in with your Facebook details. This way your Facebook login is...

Google now ties your identity to your collected data

Up until recently, Google collected your data but never directly tied your identity to it. It has since lifted the ban on personally identifiable web tracking and can now use all of the information collected from your searches, your...

France set to tax digital giants in 2019

France will push ahead with its own tax on large internet and technology GAFA companies (Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon) from January 1, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Monday, as the European Union struggles to finalise a...

Nigeria: Cyber security advocacy group calls president to sign electronic transaction bill

Cyber Security Expert Association of Nigeria, CSEAN, has called for the President, Muhammadu Buhari to sign the Electronic Transaction bill. The Electronic Transaction Bill enables the validity of contracts expressed in electronic forms, matters relating to evidence, security of online...

Neglect data management at your peril

With the introduction of the Protection of Personal Information (PoPIA) Act in South Africa in April this year, local businesses are now legally required to ensure that all client, supplier and employee information is stored, processed and destroyed in...

Selling your privacy for ‘free’ services

Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram… Chances are that most people are a user of at least one of these social media sites. However, when signing up for a social media account, most users are more concerned about which profile picture to...

South African companies should view data governance regulations as an opportunity

When Tim Berners-Lee declared data to be the “new raw material of the 21st century” back in 2011, he was perfectly describing the direction many economies were heading in - from industry to insights and intelligence. But in the six...
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How to Protect Children Online: 9 Tips for Parents & Teachers

South Africa's youth and young adults are now navigating a new digital landscape that exposes them to predators, offensive...
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