In this age of ubiquitous information, where every
individual has a space in which they can define themselves, policy makers are
struggling to determine how they can make innovation work whilst protecting
every individual’s cyber identity. Clarice Africa reports.
to Martin Abrams, President of the Centre for Information Policy Leadership
(CIPL), data protection has always been equated with individual control.
However, times have changed and individuals can no longer protect their own
data with the help of a few archaic legislations. At present the situation has become
too complex and too abstract for individuals to understand the risks involved.
individuals need organisations to use information in