Monthly Archives: December 2013

BLOG: Surveillance, Privacy and the ICT Industry: Some Thoughts

As 2013 draws to a close, it is clear one of the crucial issues facing the world generally, and the ICT sector specifically, is that of privacy and security of electronic communications.  The Snowden revelations regarding the extensive surveillance operations of the US National Security Agency, and subsequent revelations that other governments conduct similar activities…
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BLOG: Liberalizing Trade to Deliver the Promise of the Digital Age

When people speak about “free trade”, it inevitably generates some fervour of belief -- often a fundamental belief – unmatched by any other topic except, perhaps, motherhood!  Yet, so often when people are quizzed about their free trade beliefs, they initially respond with a single perspective: increasing exports.  Sometimes, it’s only when challenged that they…
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