Politicians are using yesterday’s tools for today’s tech challenges

ANALYSIS | Regulation must address the way digital groups are reshaping our society

25 February 2021 - 19:55 By Robert Shrimsley

The online game Minecraft has two modes. Players can create their own digital landscapes or simply try to survive within someone else’s land. It is a choice which should resonate with policymakers as they grapple with a rapidly altering digital terrain too often designed by others.

One has only to imagine Covid-19 happening 20 years ago to appreciate that, from cloud services to communications, from retail to finance, the digital realm is now the architecture of modern society...

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