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”

As internet controls in China tighten, privacy and data protection rights slowly make headway

Due to state surveillance and censorship, privacy and data protection rights in China are often assumed to be inexistent. But for private companies, privacy and data protection laws appear to be developing in the direction of European standards. It has taken correcting the worst of abuses to get where they are now, though. Privacy andContinue reading “As internet controls in China tighten, privacy and data protection rights slowly make headway”

Two core reasons tech in Asia is more resilient to the pandemic

As much of the world settles down into lockdown, life is quickly going online. In the following weeks, we will be looking at how technology is helping societies in Asia weather the storm. This week, we begin with a couple of overarching themes. Big data COVID-19 contact tracing systems in Asia have big data toContinue reading “Two core reasons tech in Asia is more resilient to the pandemic”