Articles by David Medine
Combating Cybercrime in Emerging Economies: The Case for Regional Cybersecurity Centers to Protect the Finances of the Poor
Cybercrime is growing in emerging economies, threatening progress toward inclusive finance. And the poorest people tend to be the most at risk – and the least able to afford losing money. Though government and industry bodies have struggled to address the problem, David Medine at CGAP explains that solutions exist – including the formation of regional cybersecurity resource centers.
We all “say” we read the privacy policies when we agree to the terms and conditions on websites and apps - but up to 97% of people don't actually read them. And even if we read them, few of us can understand the legalese. Now that the age of Big Data has reached emerging markets, and digital tech makes obtaining and monetizing user data easier than ever before, this lack of data privacy is a growing concern. David Medine and Gayatri Murthy at CGAP explore the problem – and some innovative tools that can help protect the world’s newest and most vulnerable digital consumers.