This interesting speech by Aisha Waziri Umar to the Chamber of Commerce in Nigeria is relevant to countries well beyond the borders of Africa. The speaker talks of the challenge of disruptive technology which is challenging politicians to make policies and judgements in areas that politics had previously not thought necessary to consider. A new breed of politicians are entrepreneurs who understand the complexities of today’s industries and appeal to the voters by having a working knowledge of technology and its application to life. In particular the speaker alludes to
1. The risk of fake news distorting the democratic debate
2. Threats from cyber security
3. The misuse of citizens data
4. The use of technology to infringe citizens privacy
These are new issues that few politicians really get to grips with and yet are growing into sizeable issues for the voting public.
This article was attributed and provided by PG International