Blackphone – prompting consumers to question their trust in technology brands

Blackphone – prompting consumers to question their trust in technology brands

In June this year, a new smartphone called Blackphone, will go on sale to the public. The emergence of a ‘privacy first’ smartphone could cause consumers to question how established mobile providers protect their personal data. Products and services developed with privacy at its core are likely to foster a deeper sense of trust with…

Why the personal data economy is an important trend for businesses & citizens

Why the personal data economy is an important trend for businesses & citizens

Back in 2011, the World Economic Forum (WEF) compared personal data to oil, as an asset class of extraordinary economic value. Oil was central to the development of the industrial revolution. Without it, much of the infrastructure we take for granted today (transport, energy, etc.) would not have been realized. Presently, personal data is the…

Welcome to cyberspace – you may be asked for ID

Welcome to cyberspace – you may be asked for ID

The digital consumer is becoming increasingly sophisticated. Almost a third of the population on earth now use mobile communications – 3.2 billion individual subscribers use 6.8 billion mobile connections (GSMA Intelligence) out of a world population of 7 billion – with a whole generation of Digital Natives now brought up managing their lives with technology.…