The Chinese tech giant Huawei and a Brussels-based NGO ‘Close the Gap’ concluded a partnership on the provision of digital skills training to rural and remote communities in Kenya. The DigiTrucks project i.e. mobile digital classrooms are intended for teachers, women and youth who live in remote areas and have limited access to the Internet and digital skills.
France and Germany voiced concerns about Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra and propose the alternative public cryptocurrency
At the meeting of the Eurozone finance ministers in Helsinki this week, French Minister of Finance Bruno Le Maire, issued a joint statement with the German finance Minister Olaf Scholz.
The GSMA recently published a report titled ‘The impact of spectrum prices on consumers’ where it highlighted some of the negative implications of high spectrum prices such as the inability to access mobile broadband services.
The US Department of Commerce hosted the two-day annual review of the EU-US Privacy Shield, which gathered senior officials from the United States government, the European Commission and EU data protection authorities.
The UK’s data protection authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office is looking at the British government plan to gather data from the Gov.uk website, as a resource for “targeted and personalised information to be gathered, analysed and fed back actively to support key decision making”
At the opening of the OECD Blockchain development summit in Paris, French finance minister Bruno Le Maire said France will halt any progression of Facebook’s Libra cr
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and Cisco, launched the Digital Transformation Centres initiative with the aim of bridging the digital divide by providing people with relevant skills to actively participate in today’s digital society and economy.
The State Senate in California, USA, has passed a bill that prohibits the use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement for three years.
Data protection authorities from Singapore and the Philippines have announced to agree on working bilaterally to cooperate on data protection and cross-border data flows.
Swiss financial regulator FINMA issued the guidelines regarding the regulation for the ‘stable coins’. Stable coin is a term for cryptocurrency that is backed by the real asset (gold, silver, bonds, stocks, etc) or other major currency (Dolar, Euro etc).