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 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 Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is carrying out public awareness on the benefits of national digital ID.
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”
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.
The government of Catalan is in the process of implementing a €550,000 decentralised digital ID project. The Catalan Minister for Digital Policy and Public Administration, Jordi Puigneró stated that the app, known as IdentiCAT would be in use by 2020.
African countries should make bold decisions to promote economic development through digital transformation, said World Bank
A World Bank policy brief noted that African governments have to take some bold decisions to promote digital transformation in the continent.