The social network Myspace has settled with the Federal Trade Commission over misrepresenting its privacy policies by sharing personally identifiable information with advertisers without first getting permission from users.
Value? It's coming in more shapes and forms than ever before, says Kosta Peric of SWIFT. So how can financial institutions embrace these new values and provide products and services that meet growing consumer demand?
Social media and new economies are changing the payments landscape, giving consumers more control over their buying experiences. As consumers take on more, how much will banks and service providers relinquish?
In the near future, financial institutions will have new opportunities for service in emerging payments. How they define their roles, however, will depend greatly on steps they take now to put a stake in the ground.
What fraud and security issues does Paul Smocer, the new president of BITS, see as being top concerns in the coming year? Mobile payments, social media, and a strong need for institutions and organizations to comply with existing guidance top the list.
Payments are moving away from tangible currency to so-called new economies, where value relies more on reputation than currency. Venues such as Facebook facilitate e-commerce via new economies. But as with any change in the payments scheme, industry experts expect these new economies to be accompanied by new risks.