The second international E-Waste Day is taking place on 14 October with the aim of raising global awareness of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) and encouraging consumers to recycle their e-waste.
The World Economic Forum (WEF) has announced the formation of the G20 Global Smart Cities Alliance on Technology Governance. The alliance includes 15 city networks and technology governance organisations from all over the world.
The G20 Global Alliance for Smart City Technology was kicked off by 15 global leading city networks and technology governance organisations to promote a responsible and ethical use of smart city technologies on the global level.
American enterprises including Apple had to give into Chinese authorities’ stringent demands for supporting pro Hong Kong sentiments. Apple banned Quartz's news app in China. Published by Japanese media company Uzabase, the Chinese version was taken down from Apple App Store after complaints from China's government.
European Digital Rights (EDRi), along with four civil society groups, urged in an open letter to EU member states to conclude the negotiations on the ePrivacy regulation.
The Sri-Lankan ministry of digital infrastructure and information technology (MDIIT) has published the final draft of the Personal data protection Bill. This draft updates the data protection framework that had already been presented in June by the ministry.
Payments companies Visa, Mastercard, Stripe and Mercado Pago along with the online retailer eBay, confirmed that they are leaving Facebook’s cryptocurrency project Libra.
California has adopted a law, California’s Body Camera Accountability Act, to block police officers from including facial recognition technology in their body cameras, joining two other states that have created similar laws—Oregon and New Hampshire. According to Gizmodo, Gov.