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Coronavirus and the birth of the CoronaCoin

The outbreak of the coronavirus has led to the creation of the so-called ‘CoronaCoin’ - a coronavirus-backed token.

Scottish medtech firm receives FDA award for a wearable tech to detect opioid overdose…

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) awarded the breakthrough device designation to a Scottish medtech company Altair Medical the FDA’s for a wearable biosensor technology that detects a pot…

G20 Finance ministers back G20/OECD to set digital tax by 31 December 2020

Finance ministers and central bank governors from G20 nations met in Riyad (Saudi Arabia) on 22 to 23 February to discuss international digital tax in the context of the challenges arising from the digitalization of the global economy.

EU police forces to develop common facial recognition database

According to Euractiv, a leaked Council document details efforts led by Austria to legislate at the EU level for the ‘building of a network of facial recognition databases that could be…

Privacy International argues Facebook’s “Download your Information” feature is no…

According to Privacy International, despite Facebook’s claim, its feature "Download Your Information" does not provide users with a list of all advertisers who uploaded a list with their personal…

Latest updates

Coronavirus and the birth of the CoronaCoin

The outbreak of the coronavirus has led to the creation of the so-called ‘CoronaCoin’ - a coronavirus-backed token.

Scottish medtech firm receives FDA award for a wearable tech to detect opioid overdose

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) awarded the breakthrough device designation to a Scottish medtech company Altair Medical the FDA’s for a wearable biosensor technology that detects a pot

G20 Finance ministers back G20/OECD to set digital tax by 31 December 2020

Finance ministers and central bank governors from G20 nations met in Riyad (Saudi Arabia) on 22 to 23 February to discuss international digital tax in the context of the challenges arising from the digitalization of the global economy.

EU police forces to develop common facial recognition database

According to Euractiv, a leaked Council document details efforts led by Austria to legislate at the EU level for the ‘building of a network of facial recognition databases that could be

Privacy International argues Facebook’s “Download your Information” feature is not reliable

According to Privacy International, despite Facebook’s claim, its feature "Download Your Information" does not provide users with a list of all advertisers who uploaded a list with their personal

 

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