Data is the fuel of mobility. Don’t spill it for nothing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mouchka Heller, Project Manager, Seamless Integrated Mobility System, World Economic Forum & Maya Ben Dror, Lead, Autonomous and Urban Mobility, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution of the World Economic Forum In spite of its ubiquity, “data” is still […]

Data is the oil of the digital world. What if tech giants had to buy it from us?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Agnes Budzyn, Managing Director, Global Growth, Consensys AG In 2017, the Economist published a widely referenced article claiming that oil had been replaced as the world’s most valuable resource by data – specifically, data captured from users by tech […]

Data and the future of financial services

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kai Keller, Project Lead, Financial Stability, Innovation, and Economic Growth, World Economic Forum In September 2017, hackers breaching credit-reporting agency Equifax accessed the names, social security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers of 143 […]

We underestimate the power of data at our peril. This is why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hani Weiss, Chief Executive Officer, Retail, Majid Al Futtaim Holding It’s not every day that a piece of research strikes a chord. But a Cushman & Wakefield report on exponential technological change and its implications felt personal. It read: […]

What data dominance really means, and how countries can compete

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Governance of the digital economy was a key topic on the global agenda at Davos 2019, from panel discussions to Shinzo Abe’s announcement of a G20 track for data governance. It seems as though we are […]

Here’s how data can shine a light on financial crime

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Craig, CEO, Refinitiv Financial crime is multi-faceted, multinational and very often invisible, making it hard to identify, measure and combat. Its impact is felt in many ways. For those forced into slave labour by criminals infiltrating supply chains, […]

To keep track of the SDGs, we need a data revolution

(Unsplash, 2019) This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Steve MacFeelyChief Statistician, UNCTAD In March 2015, presidents and prime ministers around the world signed up to the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. That agenda is the most ambitious development plan ever conceived by the […]

Should tech companies pay us for our data?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Manuel Ochoa Ayala, Academic Researcher, Economic and Business Research Institute We live in an unequal world where the gap between the rich and poor is widening. As the Fourth Industrial Revolution transforms our world, it is more important […]

Here are three key ways that data analytics can improve the workplace

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bhushan Sethi, Joint Global Leader, People and Organisation, PricewaterhouseCoopers US The nature of work is evolving rapidly. While new technologies, ranging from artificial intelligence (AI) and automation to digital mobility and virtual collaboration, are generally seen as the […]

We can’t tell if we’re closing the digital divide without more data

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alison Gillwald, Research ICT Africa and the University of Cape Town Much has been made of the digital underpinning of many of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals – gender equality, good health, quality education, industry innovation, and smart […]

Here’s how data could make our cities safer

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ian Anthony Across Europe, fast-growing cities and city regions are increasingly confronted with urban violence from extremists seeking to further their political or religious aims, and criminal gangs controlling their territory. While cities have begun to play […]

The dangers of data: why the numbers never tell the full story

This article is brought to you based on the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kian Bakhtiari, Strategist, FortySix Every day, we generate 2.5 quintillion bytes of data. Organized and analysed correctly, this information has the power to create a better future for all. Big data can accurately detect earthquakes, floods and famines, […]

EU Parliament: No EU-US trade agreement without safe data

The European Parliament, in a strongly worded and overwhelmingly voted resolution, set a definite condition for the legislature’s approval of the currently under negotiation EU-US free trade agreement (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership – TTIP). The condition is that American NSA’s mass surveillance practices be completely stopped. The relevant Press release clearly states that “Parliament’s […]

Advocate General ‘outlaws’ Data Retention Directive

The shallowness that the European Commission shows, while asked to protect the basic civil rights of EU citizens and companies, was ostentatiously proven in the case of the Data Retention Directive. According to the Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union, Cruz Villalón, the Directive doesn’t provide the basic guarantees that […]

Parliament to ask for the suspension of EU-US deal on bank data

The members of Civil Liberties Committee (LIBE) of the European Parliament and the European Commissioner for Home Affairs, Cecilia Malmström will discuss on Wednesday 9 October the possibility to ask for the suspension or even the termination of the EU-US agreement on the Terrorist Finance Tracking Programme (TFTP). This action will come as a response […]