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Data privacy and why you need to be proactive

Welcome to the Reading Room – a short round up of interesting reading about anything and everything to do with digital communication.

Don’t Expose Yourself: A Guide to Online Privacy

A practical approach to fighting back against unwanted online exposure and how to proactively manage the privacy and security of your personal data. The author recommends that as a digital citizen, you should share less, block unnecessary gathering of data and query what data companies store about you.

The Schizophrenia of Data Privacy

A thought piece on whether data is the ‘new oil’, and why we should be concerned about our personal data privacy in terms of what information is collected about us, how it is processed and who it is shared with.

More than 70% of Smartphone Apps Track Users, Study Finds

An article on the findings of a research collaboration into how much data is gathered when we download smartphone apps (a lot), and how much of this is transparent to the user (not much). The findings cite the need for greater transparency, more education and strong regulatory frameworks to monitor and control the exploitation of data.

Alison Treadaway

Alison Treadaway

Director at Striata, South Africa

Alison Treadaway is a director at Striata. She is involved in defining ​and executing ​business ​and marketing ​strategy, nurturing organizational culture​ and​ ​promoting compliance.

Passionate about organizational culture, she is particularly interested in protecting and enhancing Striata’s stories, traditions and unique approach to achieving success. To this end, she interviews 90% of approved candidates to ensure that Striata’s work ethic and social culture will continue to thrive as the organization globalizes.

Alison has 19 years of experience in the ICT sector, having worked at Internet Solutions and Dimension Data prior to joining Striata in 2002. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Languages, WITS) and a post-graduate diploma in business administration from Wits Business School.

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