Today, I read an article in “De Tijd” about the top concerns of the latest Global Risk Report of the World Economic Forum (WEF). The three most important topics are climate-related – which was what the journalist of De Tijd used to create a catchy front page headline – yet the two others out of the top-5 are data-related. And that is also big news. It means that countries worry about the theft (and hence the protection) of personal data. IDlegcy, of course, would love to be part of the protection if that can be done in line with respect for the stakeholder relationship.
Source ‘De Tijd’ and ‘WEF’.
Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, today had a different experience in Brussels than in the US. Shorter and sharper. Europe was much better prepared, and much more eager to defend the privacy of its citizens. It’s a pitty we have not that much juridical power over an American company. Some of the quotes will probably not go unnoticed. Especially Guy Verhofstadt from Belgium must have pushed a button saying “do you want to be remembered as Bill Gates and Steve Jobs who have created fantastic value for all of us, or do you want to be remembered as the person that created a monster that is ruining our democracy.”
- View the statement of Guy Verhofstadt via this link: http://www.standaard.be/cnt/dmf20180522_03523832.