Much has been made in recent weeks about announcements from the tech and social media giants on their future plans to protect our privacy.  At the forefront, not surprisingly is Facebook, with Mark Zuckerberg’s high-profile statements about privacy, encryption and protecting personal data. There are some very fundamental question...

Google’s recent announcement on their plans for Adiantum, a new encryption approach for securing data on phones will help to drive encryption into the mainstream as an important part of protecting personal information and data.  News too, that Facebook is looking at ways of ‘amalgamating’ data security across Facebook, Instagram...

Recently interviewed by Jonathan Margolis of the Financial Times, Chair of Technical Innovation Board Scentrics, Professor John Shawe-Taylor had some fascinating insights to share in the article “Tech veterans bring back the original optimism of the internet” (FT, 28 Nov 2018). With 2018 proving to be...

Enze Han, SEA TMT Business Opportunity Director, shares some thoughts on the impact of GDPR in Asia. Since the enforcement of the European GDPR came into effect in late May, businesses in Asia are still catching up with the implications of this wide-range data privacy legislation...

Recent focus has been on the relationship and balance between our privacy and the business model behind many of our favourite social media tools.  Whether we realise or not we’ve allowed our privacy to be used and sometimes abused, not for our benefit or under...

Jerome Mohamed, Scentrics Head of Operations shares some thoughts on this week’s news. It’s been a bad week for Facebook, Cambridge Analytica et al but a great week for privacy awareness.  More of us now recognise the power we hand over to tech giants just by...

Looking back Mark Zuckerberg made an assumption that people would use the tools Facebook provides responsibly. He has ended up being taught a painful life lesson about the world around us. Since then he has been quoted as saying that this was “wrong in retrospect”. With...

The news that Google is facing a class-action law suit in the UK for collecting personal data without permission back in 2011, again makes us confront an unpleasant truth.  Like Ostriches we stick our head in the sand and pretend we have a measure of...