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...

Apple says it is to change the default settings of its iPhone to stop hackers and others unlocking devices without proper legal authorisation. There are two distinct issues that need to be looked at with regard to this announcement from Apple. One is a technology issue...

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...