Where will GDPR and PoPIA leave digital marketing?

2018 is officially the year of privacy: The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will officially come into force on 25 May, followed by its local cousin, PoPIA in the second or third quarter of the year. You may be feeling this already – who hasn’t received a flood of Privacy Policy and Data Protection…

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New data protection guidelines for Africa launched

The Internet Society and the African Union Commission launched new personal data protection guidelines for Africa at the Africa Internet Summit held in Dakar, Senegal this week. © bluebay via 123RF The new set of guidelines highlight how privacy protection and the responsible use of personal data are critical factors in building greater trust online…

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Attention Android users! Be wary of malicious apps

According to South Africa’s Wireless Application Service Providers’ Association (Waspa), the ongoing shift to mobile and Android’s open source appeal has seen increasing attacks on mobile users through malware and ransomware inadvertently downloaded at app stores. © Rancz Andrei via 123RF Waspa has urged the country’s 35 million plus mobile users to be on the…

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IP rights improved in Egypt

CAIRO, Egypt – Egypt has launched a digital forensic lab to improve Intellectual Property Rights’ (IPR) protection and enforcement. The government has made great strides in combating cyber-crime and cracking down on IP infringement. The Government of Egypt has announced today that it is setting up a specialised digital forensic lab for Intellectual Property as part…

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IP rights improved in Egypt

CAIRO, Egypt – Egypt has launched a digital forensic lab to improve Intellectual Property Rights’ (IPR) protection and enforcement. The government has made great strides in combating cyber-crime and cracking down on IP infringement. The Government of Egypt has announced today that it is setting up a specialised digital forensic lab for Intellectual Property as part…

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Balancing cybersecurity and internet freedom in Africa

With Bitcoin volatility making daily headlines, even those living in the technological ‘Dark Ages’ are realising that the future is digital. JavadR via pixabay.com Financial transactions, communication, and administrative tasks are in cyberspace more often than in the real world. Most people cannot function without their social media, banking, and communications apps. Yet technology advances…

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Make the most of your money with AI and machine learning

Research firm Ovum predicts that by 2021 virtual digital assistants will be on 7.5 billion active devices by 2021, with smartphones and tablets leading the voice AI-capable device market. While a variety of popular apps such as Apple Siri, Google Now, Amazon Alexa and Microsoft Cortana promise to enhance people’s lifestyles, few will have more…

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Speakers announced for Africa Tech Summit Kigali 2018

The first 25 speakers from leading tech companies across Africa have been announced for the upcoming Africa Tech Summit Kigali. By Arthur Buliva (Own work) CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons The Africa Tech Summit Kigali is set to take place from 14-15 February 2018, bringing together African tech leaders and international players active across the continent…

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#AfricaCom: Day three highlights

The Visions for Africa keynotes focussed on fuelling entrepreneurship and innovating business models in digital Africa. Speakers and panellists discussed how to develop a winning ICT strategy, how digital disruption is dislodging established business models and creating new opportunities for African startups and tech entrepreneurs, and how the mobile network operator’s (MNO) role is evolving…

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NEC/XON Summit 2017: Making Africa smarter and safer

The NEC/XON ICT Summit 2017 kicked off on Monday, 6 November 2017 at the Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West. Keynote speakers included the likes of Carel Coetzee, CEO of XON and Hironobu Kurosaki, president and CEO of NEC Europe, among others. Coetzee welcomed delegates to the sixth annual event, which was also a celebration…

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