Aug 17, 2008

Data security in the streets of Dakar

I spent 2 weeks in Senegal. One week of holidays in the South, Casamance, and one week work on an internal Popay project.

We ordered a take away sandwich, and great was my surprise that the sandwich was wrapped within printed paper. My first reflex was about health.

Then i had a closer look into the paper, and i saw a listing, dating from September 2002.

An old style print, listing bank account numbers, employee names, employee numbers, net amount.

Doudou Sonko, 114816 cfa net à payer, based in Ziguinchor. The relaxed, quiet town we were one week ago. How twisted can a souvenir be for a payroll consultant.