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From rhetoric to regulation

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There is talk of 2022 being a watershed year when it comes to regulation in the technology sector. While the so-called techlash has ushered in global scrutiny of the sector overall, much of this conversation has been relatively toothless to date. It has of course produced some important regulatory and legislative changes in several jurisdictions, but there has not been a universal or uniform approach as yet on if, how and when to manage the – often unintended – consequences of technology on society.

In reality, much of the issue is actually about regulating data and the flow of that data to protect individual rights to privacy and to freedom of expression. Which is why privacy, trust and AI are so important to the conversation. Within this context, what do consumers really think? After all, be it AI or health tech, fintech or climate tech, the industry will also be instrumental in providing long-term solutions to some of the world’s greatest challenges. To help inform our insights, we looked at the sector’s broad reputation when it comes to trust, regulation, privacy and AI – but through the eyes of digital natives – those aged 16-26 in the U.S., China, Germany and the U.K. on whether they want to move from rhetoric to regulation for the global technology sector.

Informed by these insights, our market experts have brought out their crystal balls to share their thoughts, predictions and knowledge on the major trends and themes facing the technology sector in 2022.

You can download the full report below.