The countries with authoritarian regimes practice using numerous tools to watch over everyday activities of their citizens. New technological tools such as Blockchain, Bitcoin and cryptocurrency can help protect human rights in such countries.
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.