Regulatory Change in a Time of COVID-19 Creates a Challenging 2021 for Big Tech
Globally, antitrust scrutiny and enforcement remained robust with the focus on big tech continuing to grow. There now appears to be competition amongst regulators themselves as a wave of investigations are launched and new tools proposed to regulate digital markets...Read More
France, Germany and Illegal Content Online: Where to, Europe?
Regulating big tech is complex. But establishing harmonized and consistent tech regulation across Europe is even harder and the recent developments around online hate speech prove that. While the French constitutional court rejected, on June 18, a new law combating hate speech online, Germany is determined to double down on the issue by strengthening its existing legislation. These diverging national developments deepen the conundrum European lawmakers are facing in the digital realm, making it harder for the European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, to design its new key digital legislation on platform liability: the Digital Services Act (DSA)...Read More
Mapping Digital Transformation in India During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has nudged Indian decision makers to escalate their focus on harnessing technology in various sectors. Recently, newer technology solutions have helped achieve key results in crucial issues and segments like healthcare, food security, education and supply chain in the entire manufacturing space...Read More
2020 Global Tech Trends
Technology is a ubiquitous constant in our everyday lives—essential in all sectors ranging from energy and financial services, to retail and healthcare. With so much potential for economic and geopolitical influence for those that lead and control technological advancements, nations and businesses alike have deep vested interests in relevant policies and trends...Read More
Is the Public Ready for Facial Recognition Technology?
It’s easy for conversations about new technology to devolve into fears of a dystopian world. To gain trust and bring the public along, the benefits of the technology must be clearly evident to justify the losses...Read More