The World Health Organization has partnered with a major blockchain technology firm and several tech firms to introduce a distributed ledger technology platform for sharing data on the COVID-19 pandemic.
Both governments and companies are shepherding the application of blockchain technology across various industries, and of particular interest is how the technology will usher in an era of blockchain contracts. While the blockchain holds promise, there are legal concerns beyond the technological benefits and challenges.
Technology should provide us with the tools we need to feel in control of our personal data, not the opposite. Is there any technology available that can actually stop the companies from making money out of our data?
The features that make blockchain so attractive to enterprises are also the very features that could lead to headaches like “blockchain privacy poisoning", which Gartner has named as one of the biggest risks facing organizations over the next few years.
How can businesses walk the tightrope between using critical customer data and protecting their privacy? Emerging privacy technologies like blockchain and confidential computing provide an ideal solution.
It’s no secret that big tech giants hold some of the world’s biggest data repositories. With an unhealthy concentration of market power in the media industry through their exclusive “walled gardens'' of user data, where can the internet go from here?
Researchers from MIT believe that even when electronic voting methods are secured by blockchain technology, they are still far too vulnerable to outside attack.
SSI as a digital identity model not only keeps PII safe but also provides digital guardianship for patients by placing conservatorship of their digital wallet and credentials with their trustees.