Tag: Technology

Scary Science: We Can’t Stop an Impact Event

The Scary Science series aims to show that some of our day-to-day issues can be inconsequential in the grand scheme of things and might bring about existential crisis for everyone who reads it. Here is why Bruce Willis might not be able to save us from an asteroid.

Scary Science: The Sun can Throw us Back to the Dark Ages

Scary Science series aims to show that some of our day-to-day issues can be inconsequential in the grand scheme of things and that there are some truly terrifying scientific theories

The third edition of Data Protection Magazine is free for online readers

By Pawan Naidu The Data Protection World Forum has launched the latest edition of the Data Protection Magazine. The publication is now free for online readers. “Data Protection Magazine brings expert voices together to provide […]

Man Made Space Debris are Threatening our Dreams of Conquering the Stars

We leave a large amount of junk orbiting our planet each time we send something to space. If we don’t do something soon humanity will be trapped, unable to leave Earth.

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.