[Written for the CIPR Friday Roundup.]

Matt Ambrose posts this week about Red Hot Openers that Get Readers Eager for More. So here goes...

The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) enables financial institutions worldwide to send and receive information about financial transactions in a secure, standardized and reliable environment.

How am I doing so far Matt? :-)

Seriously, SWIFT matters to you this week. This member owned co-operative is actually at the cutting edge of dealing with your 21st Century currency – your data. And as I posted a month ago, data is this decade's number one revolution.

If you accept that your data is your reputation (credit scoring is over 40 years old), and that your data has value to those who want to understand and serve your needs, then it's a bit of a shocker that in 2012 you don't have much control over it.

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