Global Trends 2020

Data Dilemmas

China launches Coronavirus tracking app

A mobile app that tracks people who have been in ‘close contact’ with those infected by the Wuhan coronavirus was jointly developed and launched in February 2020 by China’s National Health Commission, General Office of the State Council and China Electronics Technology Group Corporations.

Source: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/10/china-launches-coronavirus-app-to-detect-whether-users-have-come-in-close-contact-with-the-sick.html

The data paradox: authenticity will prevail

Ransomware attacks, data breaches and data misuse scandals are becoming progressively commonplace. Naturally, consumers are increasingly anxious about their privacy. At the same time business is shifting

Can technology ever help trust?

As technology and the behemoth-like firms behind it take an ever-increasing share of our time, income and attention, permeating every moment of our daily lives – even when we ring a doorbell – the very essence of

Act like a shopkeeper, not a stalker

Today, data anxiety and online shopping co-exist slightly uncomfortably. Should this be of concern to retailers? If people are concerned about data sharing but still shopping online, can their concerns about privacy be

Starting the electric car journey

As electric car ownership grows, manufacturers must not fall into the trap of applying the old rules to this nascent category. Electric car ownership will have its own shape and identity. Now is the