POPIA and the data lifecycle

Are you ready to manage your own data breach?

“breach” An act of breaking or failing to observe a law, agreement, or code of conduct. A break in relations. A gap in a wall, barrier, or defence, especially one made by an attacking army\ Oxford English Dictionary Last week’s revelation that the personal information of over 30 million South African has been compromised. The exposure…

top data governance trends

3 business trends driving data governance

According to data governance leaders, Collibra, there are three major trends driving the realization that data governance is essential, rather than a nice to have. These are: The rise of the Chief Data Officer. Regulatory oversight. Business intelligence that delivers. Are these trends driving data governance in Southern Africa? Let’s examine them one by one.…

stock crash

“Buffet” says Sell!

A data error on the Nasdeq exchange caused chaos last week Monday, as the introduction of test data into the live systems vastly impacted the shares prices of a number of tech companies. Two notable examples: Amazon prices crashed by 87%, while Zynga bounced up by an amazing 3,292% In this case, the error can…

1-10-100 rule

The 1-10-100 rule

The 1-10-100 rule is a quality management concept developed by G. Loabovitz and Y. Chang that is used to quantify the hidden costs of poor quality. When relating the concept to data quality it must be recognized that the principle, rather than the exact numbers will apply. So how does it work? The 1-10-100 rule…