Tag: Technology

Data Protection World Forum answers all your data security questions

This has been a landmark year in data security, with regulations such as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), MiFID ii and the forthcoming ePrivacy regulation all set to change how we think about and deal […]

The Explosive Growth of Esports Won’t Stop Soon

By Pawan Naidu

There is a fast-growing community of competitive esports. Professionals and amateurs compete in tournaments where a $100 million prize can be one or lost by a single click of a mouse. A player’s keyboard or controller is just as important as Tom Brady’s glove, Lebron James’ shoes, Roger Federer’s racket or Cristiano Ronaldo’s cleats.

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California adopts toughest data protection laws in the US

By Pawan Naidu

On June 21, California passed legislation that will bring the toughest data protection laws in the United States. The groundbreaking law is set up to reshape how Silicon Valley does business and it requires companies to stop the collection and selling of user’s personal data upon requests from consumers. The California Consumer Privacy Act will come into effect in 2020.

exPLAINers of the Week Aug 20-26

By Perfectly Plain Staff

This week we have stopped on two great pieces. The first is Vessela Sergueva’s look into the state of Bulgarian mental health care. The second is Umair Irfan explanation of the invasion of electric scooters in America. Both do a great job and their works are worth a read.

Six Things Businesses Need to Know About the GDPR

By Teodor Teofilov

The European Union’s (EU) new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is complicated and has vast consequences, affecting any company that collects the personal data of any citizen within the blocs’ borders. It was passed on April 14, 2016, and gave companies two years to prepare for its eventual enactment, which happened on May 25 of this year. Here are the six main things to keep in mind.

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Countries Need to Prepare For a Changing Workforce

By Teodor Teofilov

Automation and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are developing at an ever-increasing rate, and it has lead many people to worry about their future work. Especially in the manufacturing industry, workers are progressively substituted by robots that never get tired and are more precise and efficient.

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exPLAINers of the Week July 9 – 15

By Perfectly Plain Staff

We scour the depths of the media to bring you, our dear readers, what the best explainer pieces are each week. This week we have stopped on two pieces that delve into the life of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who won the pulled off a political upset in the Democratic primary for the Fourteenth Congressional District, and a comprehensive guide to the messy research into cell phone use and cancer. David Remnick and Julia Belluz bring them to us in an easy to understand and fascinatingly interesting way.

Virtual Reality Surgery

By Pawan Naidu

A new virtual reality system might be the key in getting surgeons prepared for the operating table.