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    A regulatory tightrope on data privacy

    News, Sutapa Amornvivat, Published on 17/05/2017

    » Over the weekend, computers worldwide were hit by a cyber attack of unprecedented scale. The malware, known as WannaCry, holds your data hostage until a ransom is paid. What has transpired in such a short period of time demonstrates the fragility of data protection and the risks associated with this technology. Public fear and anger could bring about changes that hinder future innovators, unless a middle-ground solution is established.

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    Seismic shift reshaping data landscape

    News, Sutapa Amornvivat, Published on 16/05/2018

    » Over a month has passed since the Facebook scandal which has sent shockwaves across the tech industry and around the globe. Facebook came under fire following an incident involving its user data exploited by Cambridge Analytica, a UK-based analytics company that was contracted in US President Donald Trump's election campaign.

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    Is it possible to be too data driven?

    News, Sutapa Amornvivat, Published on 21/02/2018

    » Today, the most successful tech giants such as Google, Facebook and Amazon make business decisions informed by the wealth of data that they possess. Being "data-driven'' has become the new imperative for companies striving to become competitive in the modern landscape.

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    Moving towards digital government

    News, Sutapa Amornvivat, Published on 19/09/2018

    » I recently joined a panel discussion at the Ministry of Commerce's forum on technology development and connectivity in the CLMVT (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand) region. Talking about this topic often brings us to physical connectivity like road and rail; while we overlook another important aspect of connectivity especially in this era -- the flow of information or data across countries. This type of connectivity forms a crucial part in supporting sustainable development and shared prosperity.

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    Who’s afraid of peer-to-peer lending?

    News, Sutapa Amornvivat, Published on 29/11/2018

    » The recent announcement by the Bank of Thailand on peer-to-peer (P2P) lending rules represents a significant paradigm shift. If all goes to plan, by early next year Thailand will be among the few Asian countries, most notably China and Indonesia, to legalise this match-making platform between lenders and borrowers.

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    National sovereignty concerns in cyberspace

    News, Sutapa Amornvivat, Published on 19/10/2016

    » Recently, I was called upon to write a short memo for a policy-letter collection to the would-be 45th president of the United States; the piece would be framed as a policy suggestion in response to shifts in the strategic outlook and value of Asia's rising generation. Clouded in the harsh political rhetoric of personal characterisation and domestic focus during year-long presidential campaigning, one issue with immense global impact in the age of connectivity has yet to receive sufficient spotlight: cyber-security.

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