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Information Privacy Contradiction: Interest-Based Posture of Compliance and Violation

Why do individuals, organizations, institutions, nations, or responsible agents work hard to preserve their personal and enterprise data, personnel information, trade secrets, intellectual properties, technical know-how, or national data, yet easily trade on the individual and enterprise data and national data of others? To understand and answer the question appropriately, one must examine the underlying of the Information Privacy Realities Contradiction Theory (IPRCT), which is integral to (1) our natural unity of opposites, (2) our material dialectic mechanism or struggle of choosing from the opposites, and (3) the role of our self-interest in time and circumstance. Therefore, understanding the intricacies of the IPRCT would be instrumental to the proper and timely introduction of privacy requirements early in our system development lifecycle and in the development and enactment of information privacy policies, directives, guidance, and regulations around the world. In this ISACA Podcast episode, Safia Kazi host Dr. Patrick Offor, Chief Warrant Officer Five Retired (CW5(R)); Associate Faculty, to discuss his recently released ISACA Journal article. To read Dr. Offor’s full article, please visit To listen to more ISACA podcasts, please visit

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Protecting Your Enterprise and Deterring Fraud in a New Risk Era

As uncertainty persists due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine, international cyberthreats, inflation, and a looming recession, it is clear that the world has entered a new era of risk. These factors have created the perfect storm for rising fraud. In the past year, unauthorized digital account openings increased by 21%, while smartphone-related cyberattacks soared by 71%, reflecting a changing threat landscape impacting enterprises and consumers alike. According to one global survey, nearly half of all respondents experienced fraud in the past 24 months, 3 compromising financial resources, personal data, and peace of mind with frightening rapidity. Recent research we have completed also reflects that “60% of Consumers Don't Believe Companies Do Enough to Protect Their Data as Demand for Security Grows". Listen to the CEO of GBG Americas, Christina Luttrell, as she explains that, as a result, identity verification is a priority for organizations and government agencies that view it as a strategic differentiator that allows them to enhance the customer experience while improving their defensive posture at a critical time in this ISACA podcast episode. To read the ISACA Journal article, Protecting Your Enterprise and Deterring Fraud in a New Risk Era, please visit: To listen to more ISACA Podcasts, please visit

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Enabling Digital Trust through Canada's Digital Charter

Data are the lifelines of a digital economy. They drive innovation, enabling cutting-edge research and next-generation technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, and the Internet of things (IoT). But these opportunities introduce new sources of risk that must be managed appropriately. Canadians are raising important questions such as, “How will personal data be used?” and “What controls are in place to safeguard privacy and security?” To encourage innovation within the digital economy while managing this risk, the Government of Canada has established the need for digital trust between citizens and organizations as an enabler by implementing a Digital Charter. As the Canadian government cites, “Trust is the foundation on which our digital and data-driven Canadian economy will be built.” This digital trust is defined by the “confidence that users have in the ability of people, technology, and processes to create a secure digital world. Tune into this ISACA Podcast as the Acting Director of Internal Assurance at the Office of Enterprise Risk & Assurance of the University of British Columbia (UBC), Mary Carmichael, join’s ISACA’s Safia Kazi to explore topics including what is the Digital Charter and how it supports digital trust; what are critical elements of the Digital Charter (e.g., AI Ethics, Privacy, Principles for the Digital Economy); what are the implications for organizations and the public. To read Mary’s full-length article, visit To listen to more ISACA podcasts, visit

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