David Taylor

11 Added | 3 Magazines | @taylodc | David is a former professor of ICT law and an admitted attorney and legal consultant specialising in Information Technology Law. He has received many commendable educational qualifications both in South Africa and abroad. He is the author of many academic and non-academic publications. For over a decade David has been servicing multinationals, local business and government in various legal, consulting and compliance roles. David has been trusted to provide strategy for information technology projects and business. David has extensive exposure to the international legal environment, especially in Information Technology. His experience in privacy covers cloud, big data, and complex multinational cross border systems.

Africa’s 5 Best Performing Economies 2013 - Ventures Africa

That Africa is set to become the world’s economic engine in the next 10 years or during the 21st century is no doubt a well-known fact. But that …

What other countries can learn from Britain’s experience with China’s Huawei

Britain finds itself in an uncomfortable position: It doesn’t like the fact that Huawei, a large Chinese firm that manufactures telecoms equipment, is deeply embedded in what Britain calls its “critical national infrastructure,” which includes energy supply pipelines, transportation infrastructure, …

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DHS Report: Energy Sector Now a Bigger Target for Cyber Attackers

The energy sector is reporting an enormous increase in the number of attempted cyber attacks in 2013, according to a new report from the Department …

Meet Hacking Team, the company that helps the police hack you

Hacking Team may not have any clients in the US yet, but it's not for lack of trying<p>In 2001, a pair of Italian programmers wrote a program called Ettercap, a "comprehensive suite for man-in-the-middle attacks" — in other words, a set of tools for eavesdropping, sniffing passwords, and remotely …

Shall we play a game?: The rise of the military-entertainment complex

The Army wants you to play video games: For decades, the military has been financing, inventing and perfecting them<p>The origins of the U.S. military’s involvement with video games lie in its century-old status as this country’s primary sponsor of new technologies. A quick checklist of the …

UK Is Setting Up A Cyber Army

The UK is setting up a new cyber army to protect computer networks and important data, as well as launch cyber attacks if necessary, BBC reports.<p>The UK military will be developing a cyber strike capability to defend itself against enemies, seeing as cyber attacks have the power to disable enemy …

Iran's cyberwarfare commander shot dead in possible assassination

Mojtaba Ahmadi's death fuels speculation of another targeted attack on Tehran's leadership<p>The commander of Iran's cyberwarfare unit was reportedly shot dead this week, fueling speculation that he may have been targeted by assassins. As the <i>Telegraph</i> reports, Mojtaba Ahmadi was found dead yesterday …

Google 'spins invisible web' with user data, Dutch watchdog says

Web giant's practice of combining user data from its different services violates data protection law, the agency says.<p>Google's practice of combining user data from its different services without user consent violates Dutch data protection law, the country's privacy watchdog said Thursday.<p>A 2012 …

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Google and Facebook may be our best defenders against Big Brother

The big online companies are calling for urgent reforms to protect us from having data intercepted<p>Over a few weeks' worth of bedtimes in the summer of 1984, my dad read me <i>Nineteen Eighty-Four</i> by George Orwell. Though the dystopian context would have been lost on nine-year old me, the pervasive …