Up to now, it is not yet well known what technical standards blockchain technologies must meet to produce the legal effects of electronic time validation. However, it seems that in the near future, Italians will need blockchain to carry out digital notarization and copyright protection.
According to the significant technological change that has occurred in the past decade, we can now be sure that the integration of innovative tools including blockchain, distributed ledger technology (DLT), and general data protection regulation (GDPR) standards are somehow sufficient and able to ensure the security and privacy of personal data in future Internet systems.
Blockchain-powered Agriculture 4.0 is advancing in Italy and now the Sicilian Red Orange PGI is protected against counterfeiting thanks to a 'hi-tech stamp' and a platform centered on distributed ledger tech (DLT) that can thus ensure the authenticity and integrity of the fruit in Italy and abroad.
The unmatched characteristics of distributed ledger technologies have led to great interest in blockchain implementations, born in the world of virtual transactions such as cryptocurrencies, among Italian technology experts in the field of data protection, to address some instances of e-democracy, in the now consolidated context of digital citizenship.
One superb Chinese online author identified as Chen Hongyan aka Lingchen has developed a practice in her innovative method of frequently uploading and storing her literary works onto a tamper-proof blockchain-powered store. When she uploads a piece of work, she by design gets a series of data as the digital ID for the work.
Blockchain technology is finding applications in the field of copyright, both with regard to the protection of the ownership of Intellectual Property (IP) works and for their exploitation for economic purposes. In these contexts platforms such as Tutelio arise on one side and DTube on the other.
The Office of the Australian Info Commissioner (OAIC) released a statement on Tuesday showing that it has joined other privacy regulators from different parts of the world I’m calling for more info about Facebook’s Libra Network. OAIC and other regulators including United Kingdom Info Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the European Union, the United States, Albania, Canada and Burkina Faso, want to know more about Facebook's information protection framework for its private cryptocurrency dubbed Libra that is expected to be launched in the first quarter (Q1) of 2020.
According to the Minister of Economic Development (MiSE), Luigi di Maio, the protection of Made in Italy will essentially pass for the blockchain tech and the tracking of every single product. Minister revealed this recently while on the occasion of the presentation of the 33rd ICE Report and of the ISTAT-ICE Yearbook. It is appalling to know that the country has around €40 billion of real Made in Italy in the entire world and 100 billion of fakes.