Perhaps the coronavirus pandemic will break down the old world order and give rise to the new one that so many expected to appear in the 1990s.
“But isn’t this despairing god of yours mankind?”
The insanity of despair and primaeval fear for one's health (and today, no matter how ironic and paradoxical it sounds, this may be the state of mind that brings many of us together) will most likely give rise to a new global formation that will then become a global reality. It is...
... sense, we will hardly be able to agree on a universal definition [
]. Those of us who grew up in the era of social networks and widespread access to the internet, those who essentially spend their lives online, have their own perceptions of privacy, personal data, the boundaries of private life and so on. Our understanding of threats is often delayed in time, such as when previously generated information begins to be used against its owner (for example, in smear campaigns aimed at searching for “dirty ...
... However, only recently, after years of frantic digitalization, we are becoming increasingly aware of the need to protect this information as efficiently as possible. Amid the constant debate between businesses and governments on who has governance over personal data, it is imperative to review some key initiatives and strategies adopted by governments around the world. This will be important for the African government, as they form their own policies regarding online data and its protection:
1. Protecting ...
... it the ability to control information (the
USA PATRIOT ACT
of 2001, for example). It was at this time that the U.S. intelligence services were given the technical capabilities and powers to access various categories of confidential information and personal data, which drew criticism from human rights organizations and the international community. The information policy of the Obama administration was more balanced and moderate. The adoption of the
USA Freedom Act
, which got rid of the most stringent ...
... access to them, as well as the American government — as soon as possible. That is why 2016 resulted in such an amount of bills being initiated (which in many cases turned into legislative acts), enabling law enforcement agencies to have access to personal data upon request, and sometimes without it. Many countries are eager to cut themselves off from the American data storage monopoly, thus Balkanizing the Internet.
“The Hacked World Order” – How Messed Up
... respondents were asked if they were afraid of being watched via web cameras — again 52% are likely to be concerned. According to
Mail.ru Group research
, almost every third average Russian online user was simply ignorant of the possibility that their personal data could be used in ways they could not predict or control. A recent Symantec
offers an insight into how EU citizens view data privacy. The results are disturbing — 57% are worried that their personal information is not safe. ...