It’s unclear whether the Russian homegrown vaccine Sputnik V will be approved anytime soon in the West, making life difficult for many Russian nationals. That’s because entry to many countries requires proof of vaccination against COVID-19 with a jab that is approved in the European Union (EU). It’s not only tourists who are affected. Many Russian citizens also travel abroad, … [Read more...] about Why are Russian ‘vaccine tourists’ flocking to Europe?
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Few Internet laws generate more opinions than the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Many companies see these regulations as expensive, unwieldy EU bureaucracy. Online privacy activists, meanwhile, say things have massively improved for consumers. Four years ago, the European Union introduced the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the toughest data … [Read more...] about Four years on, is the GDPR a pain or a forerunner in data protection?
B.1.1.529 is the scientific name of the new coronavirus variant discovered last week in South Africa. It has since been detected in several other countries, with Germany, Portugal, Great Britain, Israel and Canada, for instance, all reporting omicron infections. There are fears that the new mutant could be even more contagious than the currently rampant delta variant and that … [Read more...] about Omicron Covid-19 variant sparks growing curbs on global travel
Indonesia’s Internet of Things market (IoT) is expected to reach US$30 billion by 2022, and the sector’s impact will be significant in reducing healthcare costs, enhancing industrial productivity, and reducing operational costs for businesses. The real potential of IoTs will be applying the technology to sectors that contribute to 50 percent of Indonesia’s economy, such as the … [Read more...] about Opportunities in Indonesia’s Internet of Things Sector
GENEVA (Reuters) - Countries have agreed to an initial U.S.-led push to reform of the rules around disease outbreaks, known as the International Health Regulations, after early opposition from Africa and others was overcome this week, sources told Reuters on Friday. The amendments, once confirmed by the World Health Organization (WHO) assembly, are one of a handful of … [Read more...] about First steps in reforming global health emergency rules agreed at WHO meeting – sources