Gemalto - Happy Birthday GDPR, Seizing the identity challenge in Africa, A day in the life of IoT
It’s been a year since the General Data Protection Regulation – better known as GDPR – came into force. This month, we look at how industries have responded, who’s playing ball and whether we should expect increasing scrutiny over the next 12 months from data protection authorities.
Moving from data security in Europe to digital inclusion in Africa, we hear from Executive Chairman for the ID4Africa movement, Joseph Atick, on how African citizens need reassurance about the secure identity systems being built and how their data is being used.
We also look at the increase in mobile biometric payments and delve into the results of Gemalto’s Connected Living III study to take a glimpse of how the Internet of Things could shape our daily routines in the future.
Seizing the identity challenge in Africa
With half of Africa’s population lacking any form of official ID, Africa runs the risk of creating a digital divide. Executive Chairman for ID4Africa, Joseph Atick, talks about his vision of inclusion via a legal framework that guarantees privacy and data protection.
Happy birthday GDPR
There’s been one headline-worthy fine, but otherwise governments have admitted to being fairly lenient in their enforcement of penalties for breaking GDPR compliance. But this honeymoon period won’t last forever.
Mobile biometric payments in the trillions
Mobile transactions are already seeing a surge, but a study by Juniper Research predicts that by 2023, both in-store and remote transactions will reach an annual figure of $US2 trillion, in large part due to standardization initiatives.
A day in the life of the IoT
How would you feel about a day beginning with a visit to a gym that monitors your health and ends with a dinner menu that’s recommended by your refrigerator? The Gemalto Connected Living III study gives a glimpse into how global consumers believe the Internet of Things will change daily life in the next 10 years.
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