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Noteworthy Information
Regulation, the Internet Way (White Paper)

We are in the transition from an industrial society to an information society. As we've learned from the first 25 years of the life with the web, in the world of networked information, problems get solved differently – almost oppositely – than they did previously.

Personal Data Sharing: Governance as a Game Changer

A-New-Governance association is working to bring together international players for a governance of standards for the circulation of personal data. This publication is an invitation to collaboratively consider the creation of common technical standards for this infrastructure, so that every stakeholders of the economy may benefit and prosper.

Cellphone Data Shows How Las Vegas Is “Gambling With Lives” Across the US

Las Vegas casinos, open for months now, are a likely hotbed for the spread of COVID-19. For many reasons, contact tracing has proved next to impossible as tourists return to homes across the U.S.

Thailand’s Vision for Trusted Digital ID

Thailand wants to completely do away with physical identity cards, and instead replace them with a new digital ID system that will give people more control over what data they share. An interview with Dr Karndee Leopairote, Supervisory Board member of Thailand’s Electronic Transactions Development Agency.

Maps where landlords may be using tech to spy on tenants

Landlord Tech Watch aims to track the deployment, usage, and testing of potentially discriminatory housing surveillance tech.

Digital Inequality During a Pandemic

A quantitative study of differences in COVID-19–related internet uses and outcomes among the general population.


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