By Guest Author
Written by Shamika N. Sirimanne
Director of the Division on Technology and Logistics, UNCTAD
With Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg under pressure by the US Congress and greater regulation on data privacy looking ever more likely, swirling revelations about the way in which social media have been used have put the spotlight on the wide implications of the fast-emerging, data-driven digital economy. There is no time to waste in ensuring that this technological revolution brings about more inclusive development as opposed to wider divides.
The digital economy is evolving fast. For example, between 2012 and 2017, the number of monthly Facebook users …read more
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