Tuesday Apr 02, 2013

You do know you are on camera...don't you?

On Thursday, Dr. Ann Cavoukian, Ontario's Commissioner of Information and Privacy will be joining the IDM team for a live Twitter chat about privacy.  Here are the details:


Live Twitter Conversation with the Ontario Commissioner of Privacy

Thursday, April 4, 10 a.m. PDT/1 p.m. EDT

Join on twitter using #PrivQA


This got me thinking about privacy, and how cameras have silently invaded all aspects of our lives.  Security cameras are not new: see the video below.

OK - it's clear this guy expected a camera to be on him when he breaks in, but somehow he didn't expect the camera to be watching him before...?  And, what's up with those crazy pants?  But, I digress...

Cameras in stores, cameras in office buildings, traffic cameras - and now that your phone is a camera, they are with you everywhere you go.  It used to be: "hey that's a good picture, can you email it to me?" now we say, "hey that's a good picture, can you post it on Facebook so everyone can see?"   Instagram has over 100M users now, and it's clear that the younger generation is definitely very comfortable sharing their pictures with anyone and everyone.

There used to be a lot more complaints and resistance to cameras being everywhere, with the fear that the government was getting into every aspect of our personal lives.  The truth is, we are voluntarily exposing ourselves!

So with cameras everywhere, is your life private? 

Securely Social SuperMarkets: SUPERVALU Embraces Secure Social and Mobile

Oracle announced today that SUPERVALU is leveraging Oracle Identity Management Release 2 to empower its employees to securely use social and mobile environments in an effort to bring efficiency and agility at grocery storefronts.

SUPERVALU is a leading grocery retailer and supply chain operator that has over 2000 retail locations and 2,500 independent franchises, as well as extensive supply chain services that are leveraged by the company, customers and government organizations across the country.

Powered by Oracle Identity Management, SUPERVALU’s advanced social and mobile strategy serves as an excellent example of how companies today are leveraging social and mobile to enable business and improve customer experience. Read the press release and take a look at this brief video we recorded with SUPERVALU’s Phillip Black.

What is your business case for social and/or mobile? Do tell.


Oracle Identity Management is a complete and integrated next-generation identity management platform that provides breakthrough scalability; enables organizations to achieve rapid compliance with regulatory mandates; secures sensitive applications and data regardless of whether they are hosted on-premise or in a cloud; and reduces operational costs. Oracle Identity Management enables secure user access to resources anytime on any device.


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