Is data ownership just a fantasy? Why it will take much more than a startup to bring about significant change

We don’t need statistics to tell us that most people have a trade-off between convenience and privacy. Despite concerns over data use, Facebook revenues continue to soar, and Google’s search engine market share has consistently held at around 90% over the past decade. But the “privacy paradox,” the inconsistency between privacy concerns and actual behaviour,Continue reading “Is data ownership just a fantasy? Why it will take much more than a startup to bring about significant change”

The European Union must provide a clear regulatory framework for blockchain

Two years on since the implementation of the GDPR, the EU’s data protection law, some significant fines have been handed out to the likes of Google, British Airways, and Marriott. Despite this, the regulation has only begun to scratch the surface of its broader goals of improving data protections for all. Last year was theContinue reading “The European Union must provide a clear regulatory framework for blockchain”

New partners Facebook and Jio Platforms both have top blockchain projects under their belt, but will they collaborate?

Facebook has had a messy history in India. In 2013, it established Internet.org, which aimed to offer free internet to millions in India at the cost of heavily restricting access to the internet. The company came under criticism for violating net neutrality, and in 2016, Facebook withdrew the platform from India after regulators rejected theContinue reading “New partners Facebook and Jio Platforms both have top blockchain projects under their belt, but will they collaborate?”